Chris Bailey is a developer and technical leader in the Runtime Technologies team at IBM. Chris has spent over 15 years working on runtimes, working with the open source communities for Java, Node.js and most recently, Swift. He has contributed to the Swift Language, Foundation and Dispatch projects, and is currently working on making more "server" focused APIs available to the community.
Robert F. Dickerson is a lead software engineer in Swift@IBM at Austin, TX. He is focused on enriching the "Swift on the server" community by being a developer for the web framework "Kitura", Swift server libraries and SDKs, and also sample applications. He has taught computer science courses at the University of Texas (Austin) and the College of William and Mary and has written numerous research papers about mobile computing, Internet of Things, and virtual reality. When not busy writing code, he is busy swing dancing at nights.
The addition of support for Swift as a server-side programming language makes it possible to use not just the same language on client and server, but also to reuse APIs and code. This session will introduce you to new models of client and server interaction for application development, and show you how to rapidly build an app with both client and server components written in Swift.