Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What, Me Teach?

Yes, believe it or not, it looks like I will be teaching.

I've agreed to be the instructor for a three-day iPhone Boot Camp NYC Workshop that runs from August 14-16. Future workshops (both in New York and other places) are a possibility if I don't incite a riot or do a really horrible job teaching this one.

I'm actually really excited about doing this. The iPhone Boot Camp program is a great program and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. The ink is still fresh on the deal (I'm not even listed as an instructor on their web page yet), so I don't have many details right now, but I can tell you that this particular workshop is targeted at new iPhone developers who do have some basic programming knowledge (or, basically, the same people that our book is targeted at). So, if you live in or near the NYC Metro area and are interested in becoming an iPhone developer, I'd love to have you in my workshop.

If things work out well, I'm hoping to convince them to offer a more advanced workshop or maybe even an OpenGL / Gaming workshop in the future. Let me know if you're interested in either of those topics and, if so, where you live.

About the only other thing I know at this point is that I will be tweaking the syllabus that's on their website just a bit to update it for 3.0 and to match my own teaching style. Other than that, details will be forthcoming once I know them.



8 comments:

Ramón Morales said...

Wishing you a successful debut! NY crowd is a tough one. Most so-called novice developers are really refugees from other platforms. Look for your students to be coached on unlearning long held conventions and programming approaches.

Jeff LaMarche said...

Well, except for the old school NeXT guys, most iPhone developers were refugees from some platform at some time. I've done more than my share of C++, Java, and several other languages over the years, so hopefully I'll have some understanding of where they're coming from.

Ryan said...

Would be very interested in something a little more advanced if you can make your way to the San Francisco/LA area.

Ken Pespisa said...

Good luck! I'm sure the boot camp will be a success.

I'll put in a vote for an advanced iPhone training session in Boston.

dano said...

I would be interested in an opengl es class or new iphone dev in Seattle.

K. A. Barber said...

It'll be cool regardless of the crowd. Just have fun. Most of them will already know who you are.

Zip Games said...

I vote Seattle or Portland. It would be awesome to hear you speak.
Thanks Jeff!

info said...

It's going to be great having Jeff teach at the iPhone Boot Camp. I can't wait.