Hawaii iOS Developer Meetup – Session 30

Aristotle once said, “You don’t find an audience. You make an audience.” I never really understood that saying until this meetup.

I prepared a long talk on debugging for this meetup. I spent extra time setting up a project that would leverage the step debugger for the meetup attendees and did light research on the visual debugging features in Xcode.

When I started the meetup, I took a show of hands to find out if any of the developers had done step debugging in the past. I was expecting maybe 1 or 2 hands to go up. Unfortunately, all the hands went up. I had planned the right talk for the wrong audience.

In the future I’m going to pursue more feedback from the attending developers to “make the audience.” I’m glad to have these kinds of experiences.

This week Ryan Hanson will be conducting a talk on “Threads in Swift.” Threads are definitely not in my list of strengths. I’m looking forward to learning how Ryan handles threads in this talk. Please RSVP if you are interested in attending!

Author: David Neely

Professional Software Developer. Technology and Web Coordinator at the University of Hawaii's Manoa Career Center.