Swift & Fika is back in 2020

Unfortunately, there will be no Swift & Fika in 2019. We're saving our strengths and look forward to be back better, cozier and with more fika in 2020. ☕️😊🥐

Thanks for all the support!

/ Alek & Reda

Videos from Swift & Fika 2018

Swift & Fika is a single track conference taking place in Stockholm on the 9th and 10th of September. We’re all about Swift, mobile development, and cozy fika breaks.

Beside munching on cinnamon buns, you will be enjoying a series of talks prepared by some of the most passionate and inspiring speakers in the community.

Whether you are a first-timer in the city or a seasoned local, you will get the chance to explore the city and make new friends through a hand-picked selection of social activities ranging from bike tours to museum visits.

Sunday 9th of September 2018 / Social Events, Pre-party, Early Registration

Monday 10th of September 2018 / Conference, Fika, Lunch, After Party


Anastasiia Vixentael
Security Focused Product Engineer at Cossack Labs

Use Cryptography; Don't Learn It

Anastasiia will share with us her experience as a crypto-library author and iOS developer through a story about the mistakes  we usually make when using crypto, tips about “boring crypto”, and what is the current state of  cryptographic libraries.

Anastasiia Vixentael

Anastasiia has been developing  mobile apps for seven years and has been making them more secure in the last three. She is currently maintaining the open-source security library Themis, which allows developers to easily integrate encryption into their apps and infrastructures. Beside that she is conducting workshops and consulting teams about data protection design.

Anastasiia never tried coding on F#.

John Sundell
Creator of Swift By Sundell, Stacktrace Podcast Co-host

The Lost Art of System Design

App architecture is a topic that is very commonly discussed in the iOS developer community, but most conversations tend to focus on design patterns and letter combinations—In this talk, John will take a step further and explore how system design can be a really powerful tool to create well-rounded architectures for apps of any size and complexity.

John Sundell

John builds apps, games & developer tools. He also makes Swift by Sundell – a weekly blog & podcast about Swift development. He has worked for companies like Volvo & Spotify, and is now an iOS freelancer. He’s the creator of several open source projects and loves to share his work with other developers.

Meghan Kane
iOS Developer at Novoda, author of Core ML: Machine Learning for iOS

Navigating the Machine Learning Landscape for Apple Devices

When it comes to machine learning, the abundance of tools and frameworks that are made available today overwhelms developers who are new to the field and slows down their learning process. In her talk, Meghan will walk us through which ML tools to use for what purposes, be it training a model or doing on-device prediction, while also covering  some of the newly introduced CoreML APIs in WWDC 2018.

Meghan Kane

Meghan is an iOS developer at Novoda in their Berlin office. She is the co-creator and instructor of a Udacity course on Core ML. When not coding, she can usually be found reading at a coffee shop or cycling. In her former life, she lived in the US and studied Mathematics & CS at MIT.

Roy Marmelstein
iOS at Spotify & Creator of PhoneNumberKit

Open Source & Swift

Open sourcing your code is a thrilling journey. In this talk, Roy will share experiences and learnings from maintaining and contributing to popular Swift frameworks — both as an independent developer and from within a large company.

Roy Marmelstein

Roy works on iOS at Spotify. He is the creator of PhoneNumberKit, Interpolate and Zip.

Paul Hudson
Author of Hacking with Swift

How Not to Write Swift

Swift gives us a dazzling array of features we can deploy to really screw up our code, so why use just one when you can have them all? Sometimes it's easier to learn what's right by seeing what's wrong, so in his talk, Paul will walk us through example code and fix the issues that come up.

Paul Hudson

Paul is the creator of Hacking with Swift, author of books about iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, public speaker, Rubik's cube enthusiast, and herder of his kids.

Daniel Kennett
Indie App Developer & Creator of Cascable

Adventures In API Design

If your app is the product you ship to your end users, your code's API is the product you ship to your teammates, external developers, and — perhaps most importantly — future you. Daniel takes a brief look at some of the points to consider when designing an API to be proud of, before delving into some real-world challenges he faced when things started to get a bit more tricky! 

Daniel Kennett

Daniel is an independent iOS and Mac developer currently working on Cascable, a tool for working with WiFi-enabled digital cameras. He previously worked at Spotify as an OS X and iOS engineer.

Janina Kutyn
iOS Developer at Adyen, ex 

The Amazing Race: Performance of Standard iOS Elements and Technologies

In her talk, Janina will take us in a tour around  the performance aspects of common iOS technologies such as Auto Layout and  UIKit text controls, then highlight the differences between them and the compromises that we have to make as developers.

Janina Kutyn

Janina is an Amsterdam-based iOS engineer with an international background: she studied Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and has worked in Vancouver, London, and Silicon Valley. Janina’s passion lies in developing sleek and performant user interfaces, a focus she has honed in a variety of roles. At Apple, she was part of the team that launched Apple Music. Today, on Adyen’s iOS team, Janina is helping bring their disruptive payment processing technology to apps around the world.

Yoichi Tagaya
iOS engineer & engineering manager at Mercari

Practical Structure to Configure Dependency Injection in Swift for iOS

In this talk, Yoichi—the original author of Swinject, the most popular DI framework for Swift—will introduce a practical structure to configure Dependency Injection with a minimum architecture written in Swift for iOS. The talk is based on Yoichi's experience developing a production app used by tens of millions of users.

Yoichi Tagaya

Yoichi is an iOS developer working at Mercari Inc, which provides a marketplace app for anyone to buy and sell items from a mobile device. He is also an open source contributor, and the original author of Swinject, the first and the most popular dependency injection framework written in and for Swift.

Venue & Location

Our talks and fikas will take place at Norra Latin, a historical venue that served as a school for over a century before it was turned into a conference space.

It’s located in the heart of Stockholm within walking distance from many of the capital’s renowned landmarks, with easy access to public transportation, hotels, and eateries.

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Social Activities

One of the main goals of Swift & Fika is providing an opportunity to meet new people from the community and explore the beautiful city of Stockholm.

As an attendee, you get to participate in one of the social activities that we have in store for you and it's all included in your ticket! These activities will all  take place the same time on Sunday 9th, the day before the conference track.

Stockholm City Bike Tour

Experience Stockholm from a native's point of view! The bike tour is a great opportunity to discover the city, exercise, and make friends along the way! Join us for a tour around Stockholm's main islands, crossing bridges, parks, and some of the city's big attractions. Bikes will of course be provided without additional costs.

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Photo Quest & Fotografiska
Hosted by Profoto

Profoto, market leaders in lighting, invites you to a photo quest led by renowned portrait photographer Stefan Tell at Fotografiska. Fotografiska is the centre for contemporary photography in Stockholm.

You will learn the fundamentals of lighting for photography and hopefully have a lot of fun teaming up in a creative portrait challenge. After the event you can stay and see the whole exhibition for free.

All equipment needed will be provided on site but if you want to bring your own camera, please email karin.nordqvist@profoto.com so a flash remote controller can be provided for your camera type.

About Fotografiska:  https://www.fotografiska.com/s...
Getting there: https://www.fotografiska.com/s...

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Bouldering at Klättercentret Telefonplan

After the successes with Bouldering Lab at WWDC, we're now climbing to a new level in Stockholm! At Klättercentret in Telefonplan you're welcome as a seasoned boulderer, or a complete beginner. It's all fun & social and a must try if you like being active!

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Museum Tour: Vasa Museum & Moderna Museet

Spend an afternoon learning about Swedish and Scandinavian history and arts through two museum visits: Vasa Museum, a sunken-ship-turned-museum and the most visited museum in Scandinavia, and  Moderna Museet, one of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art.

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Gröna Lund Amusement Park Pentathlon

What could be more fun than a day at an amusement park! Located on Djurgården, a short walk from the city center is Stockholm's own theme park Gröna Lund. Compete with fellow attendees in a pentathlon of real-life mini games before checking out the breath-taking rides!

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HeySthlm Arcade & Enterspace VR

Have a day of pure fun trying out Starbreeze VR at Enterspace before heading to HeySthlm, an arcade bar right in city center with pinball, rhythm, fighting, and racing games, as well as some of the quirkiest Japanese games you can come across!

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🍽 Dinner With Strangers

Swift & Fika is all about meeting new people in the community. Inspired by Nordic JS, we’re organizing something called Dinner with Strangers. It works like this: we reserve tables for six at our favorite restaurants around Stockholm and then we pair you up with five people you’ve never met before for a dinner. If you’re interested you can signup for one as the conference gets closer. It’s of course optional :)

🎉 After-party by Spotify

As soon as the last fika is over and all our speakers are done with their talks, we will head to possibly the best rooftop terrace in Stockholm for a celebration at the Spotify office. Enjoy food & drinks with new & old friends and have fun with our party activities, surprises included!

Diversity & Student Tickets

Update: All applications are closed.

Together with our diversity sponsors iZettle, Qvik, Mercari, and Included.works, we're excited to give away for free a batch of tickets for students and people of underrepresented groups in tech. This includes, but is not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and people facing economic or social hardships.

We also have a limited amount of travel grants sponsoring three nights at Clarion Hotel Sign and covering travel costs up to 600 EUR.

Use this application form to apply. Any student or person from an underrepresented group with an interest in Swift development is invited to apply.

Code of Conduct

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as participants and organizers pledge to making participation in our community a harassment-free and safe experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, political views or any other attribute or belief.

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Swift & Fika at the discretion of the organizers.

Organized by

Alek Åström @MisterAlek alek@swiftandfika.com

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Reda Lemeden @kaishin reda@swiftandfika.com

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