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iPhone Development Training Day


Once again, we're contemplating offering a day of paid training on the Friday (12/18/09) before the upcoming iPhoneDevCamp Colorado. The iPhoneDevCampCO will remain a free event, but there would be a fee for training if it is offered.


The syllabus would be determined by the participating teachers, so is still TBA, but it is anticipated it would be similar to courses offered in the past (see below), most likely updated with information about new technologies in iPhone OS 3.0.


If you would be interested in attending the paid training, please send an e-mail to ipdc-training@metafy.com and/or paste your name here, or indicate your interest by mentioning it and @iPhoneDevCampCO in the same tweet on Twitter!





New/Special : We have added a day of paid training for iPhone developers on the Friday (2/20) before iPhone Dev Camp Colorado #3. The fee for the day of classes is extremely reasonable, and you can choose to attend the full-day or either of the morning or afternoon sessions.


Here is the current syllabus, still tentative, but hopefully this gives you an idea of what we'll be covering and gets people interested in signing up for the paid training. The entire day will be "hands-on" so please arrive prepared to start coding (i.e., you should already have the iPhone SDK and Xcode installed and running):


Please sign up below if you are interested, the EventBrite link to register is http://ipdc.eventbrite.com/


UPDATE: 2/20/09 - A new version of the device APIs demo bundle is available, with bug fixes.  If you downloaded iPDC-Device-APIs.zip before 3:39PM today, please get another copy.  Or if you prefer, find and fix the bugs yourself as homework.


UPDATE: 2/20/09 - iPDC  Training Day underway for a FULL HOUSE!



Current teachers include Marcus Zarra and Joe Pezzillo, Tom Harrington, Kendall Gelner, David Clements, Danny Newman : AboutThePresenters




     9am to 12:30p    


        3/4 HOUR
  3 Hello Worlds in an Hour - UIView, UITableView and UIWebView based examples - Joe Pezzillo


3/4 HOUR

          Introduction to Cocoa - Joe Pezzillo
               quick intro to Cocoa syntax
               basic/standard data types (NSString, NSArray, NSDictionary, etc.)
               memory management
               MVC - your program & code structure

  standard patterns - delegates, notifications, ...


          Networking Basics - Joe Pezzillo
               getting and putting data - NSURL, NSURLRequest and related



          CocoaTouch Basics - Marcus Zarra
               How-to's for many common UI widgets and standard functionality (e.g. Table views, controls, alerts, etc.)


         [Introduction to Frameworks & Third Party Libraries]



 Detailed Drill Down on UITableView / UITableViewCell - Kendall Gelner


[Currently expecting lunch to be "on-your-own", subject to change, may be able to order a light lunch or pizza in]


     1p to 5pm


     "Intermediate & Advanced Topics"


1/4 HOUR

          Keychain - Joe Pezzillo


3/4  HOUR

          Audio - Daniel Newman
          Passing Data between apps (URL handling) - Daniel Newman



          Device Specific Functionality (camera, CoreLocation, [accelerometer]) - Tom Harrington



          CoreAnimation - Marcus Zarra


        1 HOUR 

 App Store - David Clements


[Last hour 5pm to 6pm "hands-on" lab time] 

[Note that the iPhone Dev Camp #3 social begins at 7pm at the same location]


Source Code from Marcus Zarra IPDC2009_Zarra.zip



  • David Sica, Software Engineer & Aspiring iPhone software developer
  • Steve Wake, .NET Web Developer
  • Kim Barnes dkmmbarnes@yahoo.com
  • Matt Ferguson, Boulder, CO  Nuubie to iPhone SW development  matthewfer@yahoo.com
  • Joel Lenorovitz, mobile software developer looking to learn the fundamentals of the iPhone platform
  • Bob Kressin, Owner, KS Technologies - iPhone & MacOS X Developer (bob@kstechnologies.com)
  • Phil Swenson - Ruby/Java/iPhone Dev


Comments (12)

David Sica said

at 12:24 pm on Jan 28, 2009

David Sica, Software Engineer & Aspiring iPhone software developer

Steve Wake said

at 12:59 pm on Jan 28, 2009

Steve Wake, .NET Web Developer

Bill Leck said

at 3:42 pm on Jan 30, 2009

Bill Leck, Software Developer

Matt Ferguson said

at 9:45 pm on Feb 1, 2009

I might be missing the link to sign up or maybe I navigated into a corner. Would like to sign up for the Friday paid. I would be very interested in some lab and on hands labs. Matt Ferguson 505-710-8155 fergusonIphone@gmail.com

Matt Ferguson said

at 10:12 pm on Feb 10, 2009

Thanks for working this. I look forward to it. Any thoughts on the what the cost might be? I personally would like to learn more on the topic of core animation and openGL. More MVC and objective-c is mucho good. Hope I can ,at some point, return the favor for all this effort. Matt

Matt Ferguson said

at 10:14 pm on Feb 10, 2009

sorry. my bad. you have a link setup for signup and payment.

Kim Barnes said

at 1:37 pm on Feb 11, 2009

I have a question! You say "please arrive prepared to start coding", does that mean we should bring a laptop? I have a Mac mini, so wouldn't be able to bring it!

Joe Pezzillo said

at 1:51 pm on Feb 11, 2009

Kim - You'd certainly be welcome to bring the Mac mini, I'm not sure if there will be a spare monitor, but it's possible that could be arranged, I recommend checking with Danny in advance. Thanks!!! -Joe

Steve Wake said

at 9:06 pm on Feb 11, 2009

I assume based on this agenda that no previous experience with Objective C or Cocoa is required for the Friday training. Just want to make sure if there is something that I should be studying beforehand. I already bought my ticket, so I looking forward to it!

Joe Pezzillo said

at 9:39 pm on Feb 11, 2009

Steve - No, we're planning on starting with some very basic introductory material for people new to Cocoa and Obj-C, although it will definitely help if you have some previous experience doing programming, in particular some experience with object oriented development. Once we've gotten everyone familiar with the basics in the morning, we'll ratchet up the material to cover more complex and advanced topics during the afternoon. Look forward to meeting you there!

Dave Burritt said

at 9:13 am on Feb 17, 2009

What is the parking situation down there? Should I drive or take the bus? If I drive, where do I park and how much is it? If I take the bus how far of a walk is it from where the bus drops me off? Sorry for all the questions, but I live in the burbs and rarely go into the "city".

Tom Harrington said

at 9:35 am on Feb 17, 2009

Dave-- In the area around the venue there should be plenty of free on-street parking. I think RTD runs a bus through the area, but you'd have to check out their site to see which one.

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