AppForce1: Special 4

Ben Scheirman. An experienced software developer from Houston, TX. He spends most of his time these days writing Swift and Ruby and recording screencasts. You might know him from

00:00 Intro


03:44 Origins and car audio hacking

05:15 ColdFusion

05:40 ASP before the .NET boom

06:24 Education

06:52 My professor, my mentor

07:37 Making the switch to iOS

12:21 The local usergroup, a place to learn

13:34 Changing career paths from .NET to iOS

22:45 Alex Honnold and Combine learning curve

25:24 Combine Swift

31:14 So Ben, who are YOU.

33:25 Time spent during the week

35:15 I forgot to ask if she is Ben’s better half…

36:23 How much time to create one video

39:46 Tips and advice


40:38 Hacking with Swift

41:38 Book: Deep Work

42:43 So Good, they can’t ignore you

43:05 Recap

43:49 Venkat Subramaniam

45:10 My wife

45:35 Outro

46:14 Feedback? Leave me a voicemail…

By Jeroen

I’m Jeroen a dutch software developer employed by a large insurance company. Mostly I write about Swift code, CocoaHeadsNL and other related topics.