Swift & Fika is a single track conference taking place in Stockholm on the 9th and 10th of September.

We’re all about Swift, mobile development, and cozy fika breaks. Beside munching on cinnamon buns, you will be enjoying a series of talks prepared by some of the most passionate and inspiring speakers in the community.

Whether you are a first-timer in the city or a seasoned local, you will get the chance to explore the city and make new friends through a hand-picked selection of social activities ranging from bike tours to museum visits.


  • Anastasiia Vixentael
    Anastasiia Vixentael
    Security Focused Product Engineer at Cossack Labs
  • John Sundell
    John Sundell
    Creator of Swift by Sundell, Stacktrace Podcast Co-host
  • Meghan Kane
    Meghan Kane
    iOS Developer at Novoda, author of Core ML: Machine Learning for iOS
  • Roy Marmelstein
    Roy Marmelstein
    iOS at Spotify & Creator of PhoneNumberKit
  • Paul Hudson
    Paul Hudson
    Author of Hacking with Swift
  • JP Simard
    JP Simard
    iOS Developer at Lyft, Swift Unwrapped Co-host
  • Daniel Kennett
    Daniel Kennett
    Indie App Developer & Creator of Cascable
  • Janina Kutyn
    Janina Kutyn
    iOS Developer at Adyen, ex 
  • Yoichi Tagaya
    Yoichi Tagaya
    iOS engineer & engineering manager at Mercari

Our talks and fikas will take place at Norra Latin, a historical venue that served as a school for over a century before it was turned into a conference space.

It’s located in the heart of Stockholm within walking distance from many of the capital’s renowned landmarks, with easy access to public transportation, hotels, and eateries.

Social Activities

One of the main goals of Swift & Fika is providing an opportunity to meet new people from the community and explore the beautiful city of Stockholm.

As an attendee, you get to participate in one of the social activities that we have in store for you and it's all included in your ticket! These activities will all take place the same time on Sunday 9th, the day before the conference track.

  • Stockholm City Bike Tour

    Stockholm City Bike Tour

    Experience Stockholm from a native's point of view! The bike tour is a great opportunity to discover the city, exercise, and make friends along the way! Join us for a tour around Stockholm's main islands, crossing bridges, parks, and some of the city's big attractions. Bikes will of course be provided without additional costs.

  • Photo Quest

    Photo Quest & Fotografiska by Profoto

    Profoto, market leaders in lighting, invites you to a photo quest led by renowned portrait photographer Stefan Tell at Fotografiska. Fotografiska is the centre for contemporary photography in Stockholm. You will learn the fundamentals of lighting for photography and hopefully have a lot of fun teaming up in a creative portrait challenge.

    After the event you can stay and see the whole exhibition for free. All equipment needed will be provided on site but if you want to bring your own camera, please email karin.nordqvist@profoto.com so a flash remote controller can be provided for your camera type.

  • Bouldering at Klättercentret Telefonplan

    Bouldering at Klättercentret Telefonplan

    After the successes with Bouldering Lab at WWDC, we're now climbing to a new level in Stockholm! At Klättercentret in Telefonplan you're welcome as a seasoned boulderer, or a complete beginner. It's all fun abd social and a must try if you like being active! http://klattercentret.se

  • Museum Tour: Vasa Museum & Moderna Museet

    Museum Tour: Vasa Museum & Moderna Museet

    Spend an afternoon learning about Swedish and Scandinavian history and arts through two museum visits: Vasa Museum, a sunken-ship-turned-museum and the most visited museum in Scandinavia, and Moderna Museet, one of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art.

  • Gröna Lund Amusement Park Pentathlon

    Gröna Lund Amusement Park Pentathlon

    What could be more fun than a day at an amusement park! Located on Djurgården, a short walk from the city center is Stockholm's own theme park Gröna Lund. Compete with fellow attendees in a pentathlon of real-life mini games before checking out the breath-taking rides! https://www.gronalund.com

  • HeySthlm Arcade & Enterspace VR

    HeySthlm Arcade & Enterspace VR

    Have a day of pure fun trying out Starbreeze VR at Enterspace before heading to HeySthlm, an arcade bar right in city center with pinball, rhythm, fighting, and racing games, as well as some of the quirkiest Japanese games you can come across!

🍽Dinner With Strangers

Swift & Fika is all about meeting new people in the community. Inspired by Nordic JS, we’re organizing something called Dinner with Strangers. It works like this: we reserve tables for six at our favorite restaurants around Stockholm and then we pair you up with five people you’ve never met before for a dinner. If you’re interested you can signup for one as the conference gets closer. It’s of course optional :)

🎉 After-party by Spotify

As soon as the last fika is over and all our speakers are done with their talks, we will head to possibly the best rooftop terrace in Stockholm for a celebration at the Spotify office. Enjoy food & drinks with new & old friends and have fun with our party activities, surprises included!

Diversity & Student Tickets

Together with our diversity sponsors iZettle, Qvik, Mercari, and Included.works, we're excited to give away for free a batch of tickets for students and people of underrepresented groups in tech. This includes, but is not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ people, disabled people, and people facing economic or social hardships.

We also have a limited amount of travel grants sponsoring three nights at Clarion Hotel Sign and covering travel costs up to 600 EUR.

Use this application form to apply. Any student or person from an underrepresented group with an interest in Swift development is invited to apply.

Code of Conduct

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as participants and organizers pledge to making participation in our community a harassment-free and safe experience for everyone, regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, political views or any other attribute or belief.

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from Swift & Fika at the discretion of the organizers.

Organized By

  • Alek Aström

    Alek Åström

    Partnerships, Sponsorships and General Inquiries
  • Reda Lemeden

    Reda Lemeden

    Speakers, Talks, Marketing & Branding