A supreme Swift developer conference
being served in Chicago, Illinois*

* Technically it's Chicagoland

April 30th to May 2nd in 2023

1/2 day of indie development talks
2 days of Swift and iOS talks

Our Event

Josh Holtz founded Deep Dish Swift in September of 2022 out of a deep love for developer conferences.

Deep Dish Swift is a brand new conference being held in Chicago in 2023. The conference aims to bring together developers of all experience levels and backgrounds in an inclusive environment to share knowledge and experience from a diverse set of speakers.

The event will be kicked off on April 30th with a half day of talks focused on indie development. This is an experiment in replacing what would usually be a day of workshops. The following two days (May 1st and May 2nd) will be a single track focused on Swift and iOS development featuring talks from 14 talented speakers. Come meet and hear in person the voices you know and respect online.

Code of Conduct

Our Venue

Deep Dish Swift is being held at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

  • 3 miles from O'Hare with a free shuttle running every 15 minutes
  • Directly off of I-90 and I-294 for attendees traveling by car
  • 1 mile from CTA Blue Line (train to go downtown) with free shuttle

Room Block: https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/group-deep-dish-swift

It's easily accessible to attendees whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile. Loews offers a conference space that will give attendees a comfortable room to listen to speakers and a foyer to network and talk to our amazing sponsors.

The venue also is within walking distance of plenty of restaurants, the Rosemont entertainment district, and the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. There is also an Uber-able casino if you are into that kind of activity!

Loews is the perfect venue for Deep Dish Swift's first year.

Note: Attendees will receive information on how to book rooms within the Deep Dish Swift block to receive a lower room rate.

Our Speakers

Indie Dev Track

April 30th

Indie developers giving motivational talks about how to develop and grow an indie app.

Curtis Herbert
Malin Sundberg
Orbit | Mercury Weather
Kai Dombrowski
Orbit | Mercury Weather
Emmanuel Crouvisier
Ariel Michaeli

Keynote Speaker

May 1st

An inspirational talk kicking off the main track speakers.

Peter Steinberger
Founder of PSPDFKit

Main Track

May 1st and May 2nd

Swift developers giving talks on all things Swift and iOS development from beginner to advanced topics.

Ben Scheirman
Nike | NSScreencast
Tunde Adegoroye
Bally's Interactive | YouTuber
Ellen Shapiro
Danijela Vrzan
Bally's Interactive | Article Author for kodeco.com
Mikaela Caron
Paola Mata Herbert
Stitch Fix
Marc Aupont
Nike | Swift Core Team
Ben Proothi
Proothi Tech | High School Student
Via Fairchild
Apprentice iOS Developer at Big Nerd Ranch
Paul Hudson
Hacking with Swift

Our Schedule

April 30
Registration and indie dev Speakers
Time Event
11:00am Registration Opens
12:45pm Event Intro
1:00pm First indie speaker
2:00pm Second indie speaker
3:00pm Third indie speaker
4:00pm Fourth indie speaker
May 1
Keynote, Swift speakers, live podcast
Time Event
8:00am Breakast
9:00am Technical issues
9:05am Opening words
9:15am Keynote
10:00am First speaker
11:00am Second speaker
12:00pm Third speaker
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Fourth speaker
3:00pm Fifth speaker
4:00pm Sixth speaker
7:00pm Launched Live with Charlie Chapman and Jacob Eiting
May 2
Swift speakers, closing thoughts, after party
Time Event
8:00am Breakast
9:00am First speaker
10:00am Second speaker
11:00am Third speaker
12:00pm Fourth speaker
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Fifth speaker
3:00pm Sixth speaker
4:00pm Seventh speaker
5:00pm Either speaker
6:00pm Closing words
7:00pm After Party???
The schedule will generally look this like but may shift slightly or reorder.

Our Sponsors

Super Supreme


Two Topping

Single Slice


Q: That is a great logo! Who made it?
Definitely not Josh! The Deep Dish Swift logo was made by the amazing Matthew Skiles ❤️
Q: Is there a block of rooms in the hotel for attendees to get a great rate?
Yes! There is a block of rooms at Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel for the Deep Dish attendees at a discounted rate.

The room can be booked under the block at $199/night at https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/group-deep-dish-swift
Q: I have a question and I don't see it here. How can I get it answered?
Send an email to team@deepdishswift.com or tweet to @DeepDishSwift.
Q: Will the event be streamed?
The event will most likely be not streamed. This is the first year of Deep Dish Swift and we want to focus on making sure we can host the perfect in-person conference before also expanding it remotely.
Q: Will the talks be recorded and published?
This is not a hard no but it is currently not planned. The Deep Dish Team will be looking into the cost of doing this as well as seeing which speakers may or may not be interested in this.
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