SwiftUI Jam

A weekend code jam to stretch your skills

ABOUT THE JAM

FREE for all to participate. Beginners welcome.

Build an app

Form a team or go solo and develop a SwiftUI app. No goal is too small.

Accomplish something over a weekend

Practice your short term planning/executing skills. Been procrastinating? Finally carve out some time to write more SwiftUI.

Get social with us

Join your fellow participants in solidarity through Discord text/voice/video chats and livestreamed events during the jam.

Show your work

Post your app to our directory at the end of the jam and we'll make a gallery of entries.

Win awards

Participants who provide sample code with their submissions can qualify for jam awards.

Win awesome prizes

Throughout the jam we raffle prizes like HomePod Minis just for tweeting your progress as you participate.

STAY INFORMED

Join us for the next jam. Add your email to be notified when our next event is announced, or follow us on Twitter.

WAYS TO REGISTER

SOLO
CODER

Join on your own. You can always add others later

TEAM
(MAX 5)

Jam with up to 5 team members, including yourself.

RANDOM ASSIGNMENT

Form a team with others looking to make new friends

FLOATING DESIGNER

Help multiple teams with their design needs.

3

Days

54

Hours

230 +

Participants

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Check out #swiftuijam on Twitter for more

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Absolutely anyone who wants to code some SwiftUI.

From beginner to seasoned Swift veteran, we encourage all to participate.

If you are a beginner we recommend trying a course like 100 Days of SwiftUI prior to the jam. We will also have clearly marked channels for beginners to get help, connect with others and share your learning progress.

There is no minimum.

If this jam helps you carve out a few hours over the weekend to try something in SwiftUI, that's a success.

If your employer lets you use Friday afternoon to join us and explore some SwiftUI, that's a success.

This jam is about setting and achieving a personal goal within your comfort zone. It is also our intention to have varied awards that don't overencourage grinding.

Nope. Everyone is a winner because we all have SwiftUI apps at the end πŸŽ‰πŸΎ

Awards are intended to encourage variety in submissions and open source code sharing. There is no single correct way to participate.

Definitely! We would love to have participants from across the world. If you want to code some SwiftUI, join us.

It is okay to depend on other Swift Packages in your app. If old code you have written is for non-UI related purposes and can be modularized this is okay too. 100% of the SwiftUI app code should be new to the jam.

No, but we have a compromise:

Try isolating a UI problem you haven't solved for your app yet. Make the jam about making that one component awesome and reusable.

Submit your SwiftUI component to our gallery and then incorporate it into your main codebase after the jam.

It is acceptable both to use public APIs or even your own backend. Keep in mind that if you use public APIs and submit your code you should omit your personal API Key from the submitted code.

In advance of the jam, it is acceptable to have already met and formed a plan of action with your team. We encourage you to do this to prevent wasting hours during the jam deciding what/how to build. However, please DO NOT code or design in advance.

We rely on our community to respect the spirit of the event. This jam is mostly about setting and achieving personal goals in solidarity with others.

Absolutely! We encourage you to keep working on these projects after the fact, but in a separate git repo from your submission if you choose to share your code for awards eligibility.

At the end of the jam, you will have the opportunity to create a gallery entry for your team's app. You'll be able to point to git code, images and videos that demonstrate your app's functionality in addition to the App Store url. Awards will be determined in the following weeks and announced.

Try committing to completing a portion of a SwiftUI course like 100 Days of SwiftUI as your jam goal.

We will also have clearly marked channels for beginners to get help, connect with others and share learning progress.

SwiftUI Jam is modelled closely after the Toronto Game Jam (www.tojam.ca). Volunteers for the SwiftUI Jam have participated in this event in the past and were inspired to try bringing the same energy to the SwiftUI Community.

Scientifically speaking, yes. For this jam no one is forcing you to do anything, but we are confident you'll get much better results from maintaining a regular schedule with sufficient sleep, breaks, excercise and diet. The jam is not a reason to forgo self-care and we do not encourage grinding.

ORGANIZERS

SwiftUI Jam is brought to you by the organizers of the SwiftTO Conference and NSCoderTO, a macOS and iOS user group based in Toronto

Kyle Newsome
@kylnew
Brendan Miller
@brendancmiller
Bill Parousis
@bparousis
Margaryta Chepiga
@MargoChepiga

CODE OF CONDUCT

Harassment includes offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, technology choices, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately.

We expect participants to follow these rules before, during and after the event.