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

* Technically it's Chicagoland

May 5th to May 7th in 2024

1/2 day of indie development talks
2 days of Swift and iOS talks
Live podcast recording of Launched
Musical performance by James Dempsey and the Breakpoints

Our Event

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

Deep Dish Swift is hosting its second conference in Chicago in 2024. 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.

Code of Conduct


This community is amazing and we should want nothing more than to bring more people into it. This year, we are opening up an option for attendees to donate to the scholarship fund to do just that! Any extra amount added to your ticket will go to scholarships.

Donations are not required but appreciated and we'll show you our gratitude!

Our goal is to offer at least 10 scholarships this year. Reach out to team@deepdishswift.com with any questions!


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-2024

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 again for Deep Dish Swift's second 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 Devs

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

Christian Selig
Creator of Apollo and Pixel Pals
Chris Vasselli
Creator of Nihongo
Jordi Bruin
Indie Dev at Good Snooze who launches more apps than he probably should

Swift Speakers

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

Marina Vatmakhter
iOS developer, mobile development expert, speaker, and mentor
Craig Clayton
Sr. iOS Engineer | Teacher | Mentor
Brad Larson
Engineer at PassiveLogic
Kim Arnett
Native Mobile Team Lead at Deque Systems
Daniel Steinberg
Daniel is the author of more than a dozen books including "The Curious Case of the Async Cafe", "A Bread Baking Kickstart", and "Dear Elena." He's also been writing apps and teaching programming since before there were iPhones - before there were even Macs.
Krzysztof Zablocki
Krzysztof is the author of more than 20 tools and frameworks like Sourcery, Inject, that has been adopted by over 80,000+ apps. His latest endeavor, https://swiftystack.com, offers a transformative course for engineers seeking to perfect their craft.

Launched Live

Charlie Chapman will be interviewing a special guest, Sean Allen, live on stage for the Launched podcast!

Charlie Chapman
Host of Launched, creator of Dark Noise, and developer advocate at RevenueCat
Sean Allen
Full-time iOS Dev YouTuber & Educator and building Creator View

Musical Performance

James Dempsey and the Breakpoints will be rocking the stage with some of their greatest hits! Sit back, relax, and sing along if you know them.

James Dempsey
Mac and iOS developer, trainer, and songwriter

May 5
Registration, opening keynote, and Swift speakers
Time Event
11:00am to 12:45pm Registration opens
12:45pm to 1:00pm Event intro
1:00pm to 1:45pm Opening keynote
2:00pm to 2:45pm TBD
3:00pm to 3:30pm TBD
3:30pm to 4:00pm Break
4:00pm to 4:45pm TBD
5:00pm to 5:45pm TBD
May 6
Swift speakers, indie dev speakers, and live podcast
Time Event
7:30am to 8:55am Breakfast
8:55am to 9:00am Morning welcome
9:05am to 9:45am TBD
10:00am to 10:45am TBD
11:00am to 11:45am TBD (Indie dev speaker)
11:45am to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm to 1:45pm TBD (Indie dev speaker)
2:00pm to 2:45pm TBD (Indie dev speaker)
3:00pm to 3:45pm TBD (Indie dev speaker)
3:45pm to 4:15pm Break
4:15pm to 5:30pm Launched Live with Charlie Chapman and Sean Allen (Special guest)
May 7
Swift speakers, performance, closing keynote, and closing thoughts
Time Event
7:30am to 8:55am Breakfast
8:55am to 9:00am Morning welcome
9:00am to 9:45am TBD
10:00am to 10:45am TBD
11:00am to 11:45am TBD
11:45am to 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm to 1:45pm TBD
2:00pm to 2:45pm TBD
3:00pm to 3:45pm TBD
4:00pm to 4:45pm Musical performance by James Dempsey and the Breakpoints
5:00pm to 5:45pm Closing keynote
5:45pm to 6:00pm Closing Words
The schedule will generally look this like but may reorder or shift slightly.

Super Supreme

Supreme


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 $209/night at https://www.loewshotels.com/chicago-ohare/group-deep-dish-swift-2024
Q: What is the best way to get from O'Hare to the venue?
There is a free shuttle running every 15 minutes between O'Hare and Loew's 24 hours a day.

View this PDF to all the information needed including where the pick up spot is and what to do if you are arriving on an international flight.
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 but never say never.
Q: Will the talks be recorded and published?
Hopefully yes! We still need to figure out the logicstics around recording but we want to make all the talks accessible to everyone this year.
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