What can I say about the Swift Summit? Well, not being a coder, I can only say that I was thoroughly impressed by the presenters.
I’m a cinematographer, but I do find coding very interesting and confounding at the same time. My only experience with coding is watching the mischievous Zero Cool hack the system with a fierce Jolie, and a series of “hackers” peddling keystrokes in countless other movies and T.V. shows that could hack any system without batting an eye. I’m sure that none of that was made up of anything with much merit in the real world, excluding the recent show Mr. Robot from what I’ve heard. I guess I was intrigued with the ability to muck stuff up with just a few lines of code.
Now we have this language called Swift. What is it? I guess it’s a type of code for mobile apps. I think. How about we all Google it instead? OK. Googled. What I saw was pretty amazing. There are a bunch of sharp cats creating some very cool tools that many of us use in our daily lives. Who knew how much really went into all this? I mean, I figured it took a lot of work but after I saw the problems they ran into and how they came together to resolve them, it’s a pretty fracking cool job.