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Introduction to iOS (4-Class Series)

Organized By
Girl Develop It Boston
Feb 20
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Do you love apps and wish you could make your own? Then join us for a comprehensive course in iOS app development, using the Swift programming language!

This hands-on course will have you learning and experimenting with Swift programming and creating your own working apps. New and experienced programmers are welcome, as we will have teaching assistants on-hand throughout the course to help at all levels.

There will be 4 class sessions over the course of 2 weeks. Your payment registers you for the entire series.

• Tuesday, February 20th, 6:30-8:30 pm
• Thursday, February 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm
• Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm
• Thursday, March 1st, 6:30-8:30 pm

Participants need nothing more than a desire to learn more about iOS development and the Swift programming language. The majority of the course content will be aimed at those who are new to Swift and iOS, but all skill levels are welcome. If you're new to programming, new to Swift (but have experience programming), or if you're an experienced iOS developer looking to interface with some skilled professionals, you're welcome to join us. Note: All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

Tech Requirements:
• Your laptop (with macOS[masked] or later on it) and a charger. (Note: a netbook or tablet is NOT a substitute!)
If you don't have a Mac available, but are eager to learn, please contact us and we'll see if we can work something out.
• Prior to the first class, please install Xcode from the Mac App Store. Run Xcode once to make sure it works and allow it to install the additional components it needs.

Detailed instructions on installing and setting up Xcode will be distributed to participants before the classes begin. If, for any reason, you cannot get Xcode installed, we will have flash drives on-hand with Xcode, and teaching assistants will help you out during the first class.

About the Teachers:
GLORIA WINQUIST is the iOS tech lead of the Registry team at Wayfair and the author of Coding iPhone Apps for Kids: A Playful Introduction to Swift. Prior to this, she was a mechanical engineer, but came to realize that her favorite part of the job was writing code and that she wanted to do it all of the time! So she went to night school and learned Java, then LISP, then Javascript, and finally iOS Programming and Objective-C. She found that she loved writing apps and has been doing it ever since. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, cooking, and hanging out with her four children.

ANTHONY GALLO is the Team Lead of iOS Frequency at Wayfair. He started learning how to program Java in high school and self-taught himself Android after that. Anthony graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with his Masters in Computer Science and has been working at Wayfair ever since. He has written a published paper that investigated the concept of using Exercise as a new form of “Paywalls” in mobile games and gave a talk on it at MSU. In his spare time Anthony is a competitive marathon runner and enjoys all kinds of fun outdoor activities. Anthony is always working on side-projects that extend beyond mobile programming and look into new technologies and frameworks such as AI, Image Processing, Blockchain, React-redux, and more. He is always excited to teach and help others learn programming.

A huge thank you to Wayfair for hosting and providing food for this event!

**We are not able to offer refunds to this class unless the class is cancelled.

Location of Event

4 Copley Place
Boston, US-MA
4 Copley Place
Boston, US-MA

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