Introducing RW Community Care!

Introducing RW Community Care — a 3-month series of office hours, livestreams, bootcamps, and more — all 100% free! By Ray Wenderlich.

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As a mobile developer, you’ve been challenged to find creative solutions to working, learning, and staying connected in our current upside-down reality — and the Tutorial Team wants to help!

Today, we’re excited to announce RW Community Care — a three-month series of office hours, livestreams, bootcamps, and more — and it’s all 100% free to the community.

These projects are designed for people who want to take advantage of any extra downtime to improve their mobile development skills, connect with other developers, or further their career!

Here’s everything we have planned for the next three months:

Keep reading to find out how to register for any of these free initiatives!

Project 1: RW Office Hours

Have you ever been stuck on a problem and wished you had a senior developer to talk to?

Maybe you’re not sure what the best architecture is for your app; perhaps you can’t quite wrap your head around reactive programming; or maybe you’re trying to decide between use Flutter or native development for your next project.

Not everyone has easy access to a senior developer, especially when everyone seems so busy these days and our teams are more physically separate then ever before.

Good news: RW Office Hours are the next best thing to having a senior developer right next to you! For the next three months, we will be hosting livestreams every Friday and Saturday where you can bring your iOS, Android and Flutter development questions to a a panel of expert developers from the Tutorial Team.

Even if you don’t have any questions for our team, you’re still welcome to attend. You’re sure to learn something new!

You can register to attend RW Office Hours here:

For more details, check out our Office Hours Community Care Page.

Project 2: Review My Stuff

Office hours are great when you have questions that can be answered with minimal preparation and time.

But what if you need someone to help you with deeper questions on your particular project, or to lend a critical eye to your resume or job search?

That’s just what the Review My Stuff livestream is designed to do! Every Tuesday, two senior members of the Tutorial Team will review “stuff” submitted by readers, including:

  • Code
  • Resumes or LinkedIn pages
  • Apps in development
  • Anything else you can point to with a URL! :]

The goal of Review My Stuff is to serve as a coach to help you learn and grow as a mobile developer. This is your chance to get your “stuff” reviewed by some senior developers, and hopefully learn some new skills or techniques.

Even if you don’t have stuff to review, you can still attend these sessions to hear about some best practices from senior developers!

You can register to attend Review My Stuff (and submit your stuff) here:

For more details, check out our Review My Stuff Community Care Page.

Project 3: RW Talks

The iOS Office Hours, Android & Flutter Office Hours, and the Review My Stuff live events are great opportunities to come ask questions of and to interact directly with senior developers and team members.

But what if you don’t have anything to actively discuss, but instead are interested in taking in some classic conference-style talks, where you can watch a presenter and ask some questions in a live Q&A?

That brings us to our next event: RW Talks!

As announced last week, RW talks cover high-interest topics in the mobile development community. They’re held on a weekly basis, and are 100% free for anyone to attend.

These talks range from the deeply technical, to the inspirational and motivational. They’re exactly like conference talks — but in an online format instead!

You can interact with the speakers via Q&A on the livestream, and there will be a recording released later, if you can’t make it to the live session.

Here’s the schedule of upcoming talks in the next few weeks; click the links to register for any you’re interested in:

  • May 13: Future of Mobile: Android/iOS, Flutter and Native by Nishant Srivastava, Kevin Moore, Joe Howard, and Kevin Galligan [REGISTER]
  • May 20: How To Build a SwiftUI Framework… and make it work with Swift Package Manager, Cocoapods, and Carthage! by David Okun [REGISTER]
  • May 25: Increase Your Product Quality Through Accessibility by Victoria Gonda: [REGISTER]
  • Jun 3: Everything You (Never) Wanted to Know about Making Coffee at Home by Marin Benčević: [REGISTER]
  • Jun 10: Writing Reliable Tests in iOS by Mani Ramezan: [REGISTER]
  • Jun 17: MVVM Structure with Android Architecture Components by Evana Margain Puig: [REGISTER]
  • Jun 24: Event driven programming in Swift; Let’s create a chatbot! by Jari Koopman: [REGISTER]
  • Jul 1: You’re Not As Good As You Think You Are by David Sherline: [REGISTER]
  • …and more to come!

For more details, check out our RW Talks Community Care Page.

Project 4: RW Chat

Can’t attend some of the livestreams above, or prefer to collaborate on discussions as a community? Or maybe you’re more the type to hash out challenges or problems with a group of like-minded developers?

We’ve got just the thing for you! RW Chat is a public Discord server that is 100% free for anyone to join!

The Chat is designed for discussion on the following topics:

  • Questions related to iOS and Swift (#ios-and-swift)
  • Questions related to Android and Kotlin (#android-and-kotlin)
  • Suggestions for new tutorials or features on (#suggestions)
  • General chat with community members (#random, #brag-about-my-stuff, and more)

Please sign up to join our chat; I’ll be in there as well, and I’d love to get to know you better! :]

For more details, check out our RW Chat Community Care Page.