We’re excited to be the platinum sponsor at Swift Summit 2017. It’s always a great time getting together with Swift developers to talk everything Swift, including the latest in Server Side, and full stack development. We would love to connect around Swift, Mobile, AI, IoT, and other great topics so be sure to drop by our booth at Swift Summit. Check out our labs in track 2 and the highlights of our presence below.


Free Server Side Swift workshop — Take your FoodTracker App to the Cloud

@ 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Monday, October 30.

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You’ve likely already built the Food Tracker app as a first Swift iOS app. It’s everyone’s first app and helps you get into iOS development with Swift. Join us for this Server Side Swift workshop and take FoodTracker beyond the device. Reach into the Cloud and discover the vibrant, easy to use Swift tooling available on the IBM Cloud.


Chris Bailey – Swift@IBM Lead Architect

Catch Chris Bailey’s “Swift on the Server: State of the Union” session

@ 12:45 pm on Monday, October 30.

Since Swift 3.0 there has been a hive of activity around Swift on Linux and on the server. Significant progress has been made on Linux support in Foundation, the Server APIs project was released, server frameworks have been created and Swift clouds are now available. But do you need to be an early adopter with existing server development skills, or is Swift ready for production server applications built by mainstream developers? This session will discuss what has been been achieved in the last twelve months, describe the current state of Swift on the server, and make some predictions about what the next year will hold.


David Okun – Swift@IBM Dev Advpcate

Come sit by the fire as David shares his thoughts about Serverless Swift

@ 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31.

Swift has made incredible progress in the server-side domain since 2015, but let’s face it – server maintenance isn’t always fun. Thanks to OpenWhisk and IBM Cloud Functions, you don’t have to worry about it. In this session, we’ll take a glimpse at how quickly a Swift developer can get a managed web service up and running, and how to use it in any application.



Take advantage of the Swift Labs from IBMers throughout the two days of the event.

  • Day 1: 2:45 – 3:45: Server Side Swift with Kitura, led by Chris Bailey
  • Day 1: 4:15 – 5:15: Adding AI to your mobile apps, led by Marek Sadowski.
  • Day 2: 10:30 – 11:30: Server Side Swift with Kitura, led by Ian Partridge
  • Day 2: 3:00 – 4:00: Going Serverless with Swift, led by David Okun

Explore the latest Server Side capabilities, IBM Mobile services, AI capabilities and more in the IBM Cloud. While you are there, use the latest TJBot Playgrounds app to control TJBot and find out how you can easily integrate AI into your own Swift apps.



Come by the IBM booth and talk to our developers and advocates about your work with Swift. Discover more about full stack development with Swift@IBM.

  • Enterprise grade on the IBM Cloud
  • Easy to get started building server- side apps
  • Ready to be integrated with AI, data and back-end systems

Explore the latest Server Side capabilities, IBM Mobile services, AI capabilities and more in the IBM Cloud. While you are there, use the latest TJBot Playgrounds app to control TJBot and find out how you can easily integrate AI into your own Swift apps.


In case you can’t join us in San Francisco, be sure to check out the following resources


Developer Journeys with Swift@IBM ibm.biz/Swift_Journeys

IBM Code: Find full tutorials to clone or fork on Github.

  • Build an app that recommends local restaurants and which can be adapted to provide other recommendations, reservations, event planning, and tooling using Swift, Watson services, and the Kitura framework.
  • Learn how to pull data points — concepts, entities, categories, keywords, sentiment, emotion, etc. — from Hacker News articles using natural-language service calls from a Swift-based application.
  • Build an enterprise Swift application that uses multiple services and libraries available on the IBM Cloud platform.
  • Build a photo and image sharing sample application that allows you to take photos and share them with other BluePic users. This sample application demonstrates how to leverage, in a mobile iOS application, a Kitura-based server application written in Swift.



Swift@IBM: explore the latest Swift services, blogs, videos, and more from IBM

The Swift@IBM devCenter should be your first stop in your search to build powerful, fast and secure server-side Swift apps for the Cloud and integrate powerful mobile, AI, cloud data, and IoT services with your Swift applications.




Swift@IBM Slack channel ibm.biz/Swift_Slack

Slack – stay connected with our team through our public Slack channel.

Let’s discuss full stack development with Swift, from client side to server side. Feel free to pose questions about AI, security, data, weather, and IoT services integration into your iOS mobile apps. Engage the team working on the next evolution of Kitura, IBM Swift Package Catalog, IBM Swift Sandbox, IBM Cloud Developer Tools, and more.


Courses –Server Side Swift courses featuring Kitura


Server Side Swift – Swift in the Cloud (Udacity)

Server-Side Swift from Udacity

In this course, you’ll learn how to utilize Swift as a server-side language for building end-to-end applications that run on Linux and in the cloud. Whether you’re an Apple developer, a full stack developer, or just getting started with app development, this course offers an opportunity to masterserver-side Swift, while gaining vital transferable skills that can be used for any server-side development.



Server Side Swift course from Udemy

Mastering Server Side Swift Using Kitura (Udemy)

  • Develop the backend service for their apps and websites using Kitura framework
  • Take their skills to the next level, utilizing the Swift language to create server side API’s
  • Increase their bill rates since now they can build a complete backend using Kitura






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