If you like Hacking with Swift, you'll love Hacking with Swift Live! This is a new, in-person iOS event covering everything new from WWDC19 plus a variety of core skills and techniques, all packed into two days of learning.

Even better, all profits go to charity!


The first day Paul is inviting some of his favorite speakers around the world to come and inspire you with new ideas and techniques.


Day two is hands-on: we'll be working through all-new projects teaching you everything you need to get up to speed with WWDC19 and Swift 5.0


Meet old friends and make new ones – Hacking with Swift is a friendly, welcoming, and inclusive community where everyone can take part.


All profits will go to charity. Yes, really. Come and build your Swift skills, meet new folks, and help make a difference to those who need it.


For the first time ever, Hacking with Swift is happening live and in person. We're busy putting together a program of events that will help everyone get more from iOS and Swift:

  • INSPIRE: The first day is devoted to talks from some of Paul's favorite speakers, where you'll get fresh ideas to help improve your projects.
  • BUILD: The second day is 100% hands-on tutorials so you can put into practice the latest and greatest technologies from Apple.

Our goal is to bring people together from around the world to learn, network, make friends, and share our love of programming. More importantly, we believe in helping build others towards their own success, which is why all profits from the event go to App Camp for Girls.


We'll be announcing speakers once a week in the run up to the event – check back soon for more!

Ellen Shapiro

Ellen Shapiro


John Sundell

John Sundell



Here's the least you need to know:

  • Dates: 8th and 9th of July 2019. Both are full days, and your ticket will include lunch on both days plus coffee and assorted treats.
  • Location: Hacking with Swift Live will be in Paul's home city, Bath, at the newly built Apex hotel. Its address is James Street West, Bath, BA1 2DA (Google Maps link).
  • Getting there from the UK: Bath Spa is a direct train from London Paddington or Bristol Temple Meads.
  • Getting there from elsewhere: Bristol is our nearest airport, and it's about 40 minutes to Bath. If you're coming from further away you might prefer to fly to London Heathrow then get the train to Bath Spa.
  • Accessibility: The venue is fully wheelchair-accessible; please get in touch if you need specific accessibility information.

There are lots of places to stay nearby:


We want to bring folks together to learn Swift in a welcoming and fun environment, but we also want to use this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

That's why we're pleased to say that we'll be donating every penny we make in profit to App Camp for Girls – a fantastic charity that seeks to address the gender imbalance in technology by inspiring middle-school age girls, transgender, and gender nonconforming youth to get into app development.

The inaugural season of App Camp for Girls took place in Summer 2013, and since then they’ve worked with over 250 aspiring developers and over 80 mentor volunteers! Learn more about App Camp for Girls here: AppCamp4Girls.com.

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App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls
App Camp for Girls


If you would like to join our event, reach a wide range of iOS developers from the UK, Europe, and beyond, and help support App Camp for Girls all at the same time, we would love to have you sponsor Hacking with Swift Live!

Please email paul@hackingwithswift.com and we can send you our sponsor pack.


Tickets are on sale now!

Code of conduct: We strongly believe that everyone should feel welcome to attend Hacking with Swift Live without fear of discrimination, harassment, or abuse. As such, we subscribe to the Conference Code of Conduct in full, and we expect all attendees to play their part in creating a welcoming, encouraging place for everyone to succeed.

Note: ticket sales will close on Monday 24th of June, so don't hang around!


What's the agenda?

We're still working on the details, but the broad plan is for day one to be about inspiring you with new tips and techniques, and for day two to be as hands-on as possible. The Hacking with Swift style is all about giving folks the tools and resources they need to build great apps themselves, so when you leave Hacking with Swift Live you'll have lots (and lots) of code.

Will it be recorded?

Maybe. Please keep in mind we want to donate as much money to charity as possible, so we'll only make videos if we have the resources.

Am I too junior?

It's hard to put on a "Goldilocks event" where the talks aren't too hard or too easy, but "just right". However, the goal is to make sure we have something for everyone: we'll do our best to make sure there's a spread of challenges that will suit relative newcomers through to experienced developers, and we'll have mentors on hand to help answer questions.

I've never been to a conference before – will I fit in?

We want you to feel welcome, no matter whether it's your first conference or your hundredth. If you're traveling alone, if you don't know anyone, or if you just want a little help meeting people, let us know and we'll do our best.

Will Paul's dogs be there?

We can't make any promises, but… 🐺🐺

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