This YOW! Night begins with a Quick introduction to Swift – Apple’s new language for developing iOS and OS X Applications. Oliver Jones will provide a brief introduction to the language, where it originated, what influences it draws on, how it compares with Objective-C and how it fits into an iOS developer’s tool-belt. I’ll also cover a few specific interesting features of the language.
Keith Symth follows with Google I/O 2014 and how to get the most out of Android Wear. The announcements at Google I/O this year herald a great change for Android, wearables and the future of mobile. Keith will give a brief history of Android, followed by a quick look into what’s new in Android L and what Material Design really means to developers. He will then discuss in detail Android Wear, what you get “out of the box”, what’s easy to do and more advanced techniques, with lots of examples!
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Damian Conway
Keith Smyth is the Android team lead at Outware Mobile, an Australian company that specialises in mobile software development. Keith leads a team of Android developers in an Agile environment, providing them with technical leadership, support and guidance in all things Android. Keith is also responsible for researching new technologies, software development practices and ensuring that the team produce quality software that exceeds best practice standards.
Keith has over 10 years experience as a software developer in a variety of languages including Android, Java, C#, and .NET. He has developed products for the health, media, sports and mining industries, working with clients such as AFL, Telstra, Coles, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
Keith is also one of the hosts of the OMPodcast, a weekly podcast covering mobile technology and app development. He is a self-confessed Android fanboy, Nexus collector and unit test evangelist.
5:30pm Welcome networking with refreshments
6:00pm Presentation followed by Q&A
7:30pm Networking refreshments and close