Hello World.

This is Hadia, aka The Swift Girl. Erasmus+ Scholar and an enthusiastic iOS Developer.

With over 2 years of industrial experience and currently studying for a Joint Masters Degree, my main interest areas include Machine Learning and its usage in mobile computing.

❤️ for Swift:

I started playing with Swift back in 2015 when it was just 1 year old and just fell in love with it. Starting from Swift 1.0 to now Swift 5.0, I’ve been following it all along. My first work in swift was a small macOS travel application, a semester project for database systems.

During my studies I worked remotely with Softappo as a part time iOS Developer and worked on many iOS projects. In my senior year, I also got interested in Machine Learning and Data Mining and worked on psychometric profiling of users on the basis of their social media posts/tweets as my Final Year Project.

CoreML and CreateML:

With the announcements of CoreML, Vision, and then CreateML, my interest in Machine Learning and especially ML-enabled Mobile apps increased even more. Thats why I opted to use CoreML in my WWDC 2018 Submission Playground as well.

Currently I like to explore new iOS APIs and cool ways in which they can be used, while thinking outside the box. You can check out my blogs here.

WWDC 2018 Scholarship:

I am a WWDC 2018 Scholar. For the Scholarship submission, I utilised CoreML to develop a redo of iPhone Calculator application with machine learning capabilities i.e. ‘Drawing Calculator’. I used open source MNIST model for digits recognition. Moreover, my playground had all the regular features (computations, swipe-to-delete, delete-digit) of a normal calculator app. You can check out its demo here, or check out the open-sourced playground at WWDC-2018-Submission.

The Swift Girl:

‘The Swift Girl’ is implementation of one of my dreams of spreading knowledge with others in a not-so-trivial way. Although internet is full of coding resources, but I always found the need of an advanced level platform which not only tells you how, but also what cool things you can develop with the amazing resources you have at hand.

Erasmus+ Scholar:

In 2020, I got the prestigious Erasmus+ Joint Masters Degree Scholarship for DEPEND (Advanced Systems Dependability) by three European universities including Universite de Lorraine – France, Maynooth University – Ireland and University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Currently, I’m studying first semester of my Erasmus+ DEPEND at Lorraine University specialising in Formal Methods.

Hobbyist Writer:

From writing small stories in children magazines like ‘Taleem-o-tarbiat’ or ‘Naunehal’ to writing fantasy novels in my early teens to now, writing both fiction and non-fiction, my interests in writing, and reading, have grown tremendously over the course of time. Check out medium for my writing pieces. Don’t forget to give your feedback. 😉


Last but not least, I would love to connect with you guys. You can follow me at @HadiaJalil or reach out to me at hadiajalil@icloud.com.