Topic 2: I keep hearing about hiring freezes and cutbacks at major companies in SF like Uber, Twitter, and Dropbox. Do you think this pattern is picking up speed? If so, how will it effect the industry and devs/designers?
Topic 3: Sam, you are quite a proponent of swift on #immutable and I like it much better than Obj-C, but there are some oddities I'm still on the fence about: specifically the way generics seem to work when compared to other languages (C++and C# are what I am most familiar with). This has caused me headaches when trying to write my own generic collection types and write extensions for existing types like Array. What are your thoughts on that design decision and how has that changed the way you write software?
Topic 5: Really wanted your guys’ opinion on how one can go about establishing the importance of experience design, and actually thinking about the problem in a developer plus sales dominated workplace. Mantra here seems to be ’ship first, think later’.