iOS Programming 101 for Baltimore Developers

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I have a great announcement to make. Last week at the Baltimore Hackathon, I met Ray Wenderlich, a Maryland based independent developer currently focusing on iPhone and iPad software. Ray and I were talking about how much we would love to grow the Baltimore iOS development community when the light bulbs went off in our heads. Ray offered to teach his iPhone Programming 101 course if I could organize it. And so the first Baltimore iPhone Programming 101 event came to be.

Ray will be giving an expanded version of the talk he gave at the 2010 360iDev conference, “iPhone Programming 101”. He has taken the content and turned it into into a two day workshop: Saturday, December 11th and Sunday, December 12th. This is not a lecture, this is an interactive workshop. Bring your macs, iphones, ipads if you have them and any spares too! No worries if you don’t have one, you can team up with someone else.

“This course is tailored for beginners to iOS development, or for those who would like a refresher on their foundational knowledge. It will be focusing on beginner UIKit topics only – not game programming or advanced topics.” –Ray Wenderlich

Lunch will be provided both days and we have a lot of door prizes and giveaways for the participants thanks to Baltimore Mobile Developers, Capitol College, UI Stencils, and Addison-Wesley.

As a benefit to the establishment of the iPhone dev community in/near Baltimore, the cost of the event is going to be greatly subsidized and we are asking for only $10 to attend.

Bring your Macs, iPhones, and iPads if you have them and any spares too! Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you can team up with someone who does in class. A deep interest in software development or experience with an object oriented programming language will be beneficial to you as an attendant.

The location is currently being finalized but will most likely be in downtown Baltimore and as a backup near BWI airport. It depends on how big of a space we need.

Feel free to share this with anyone you think would be interested.

Email Shawn Grimes to discuss sponsorship opportunities, we need items we could give away as door prizes and to attendees:

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2 Responses to “iOS Programming 101 for Baltimore Developers”

  1. Elias Sanchez
    November 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    This is awesome what you guys are doing for the iOS community in the Baltimore-Washington region! Definitely we need something like this badly! Thank you both for putting this together and a big thanks to the sponsors for making this training possible and almost free! Fantastic! Looking forward to meeting you both and learning a lot as well as networking with other iOS developers.

    • Shawn Grimes
      November 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

      Thanks Elias. I’m looking forward to meeting you. This should be a great event. Not only will you learn from an industry expert, but I’ve got a ton of things to give away at the event.

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