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Presentation: "Swift 2 Under the Hood"

Track: Programming Languages / Time: Thursday 11:30 - 12:20 / Location: Hall 6

This presentation will introduce the history behind Swift, why it was created, how it differs from Objective-C and how Swift is compiled and executed under the covers. It will go into details about how LLVM is used, the way that memory is managed, how objects are laid out, and include the changes brought by Swift 2, including an overview of how going open-source might increase the language adoption further.

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Alex Blewitt, Author of Swift Essentials and InfoQ Editor

Alex Blewitt

Biography: Alex Blewitt

Dr. Alex Blewitt has over 20 years of experience in Objective-C and has been using Apple frameworks since NeXTSTEP 3.0. He upgraded his NeXTstation for a TiBook when Apple released Mac OS X in 2001 and has been developing on it ever since. He is author of the recently published Swift Essentials. Alex currently works for a financial company in London and writes for the online technology news site InfoQ, as well as other books for Packt Publishing. He also has a number of apps on the App Store through Bandlem Limited. When he's not working on technology and the weather is nice, he likes to go flying from the nearby Cranfield airport.

Twitter: @alblue