Chicago iPhone Boot Camp - Three Day Intensive Workshop

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“If you want to develop apps on the iphone you need this course. Don't try this on your own, unless you have a couple of months to spare ” —Craeg K Strong - lead developer,, attended January 2009 Three Day Intensive iPhone Boot Camp in New York

The three day intensive workshop from 10am-6pm - a full 24 hours of training -  covers the fundamentals and advanced feature of iPhone development, enough material that after the workshop you should be able to develop your own iPhone application and upload it to the AppStore. The workshop is limited in size and features hands on exercises under the supervision of the instructor.

What you will learn?

Day 1: The Basics
We start with live coding of the classic simple "Hello World" application to get an overview of the steps and tools involved. You will build your first iPhone Application. Topics include an Introduction to the tools: Mac OS X, Cocoa Touch, XCode, ObjCProcess: Design in IB, Code in XCode, Build, Debug, Optimize,Building Blocks: Foundation and UIKit Frameworks. Other Frameworks, C LibrariesFoundation Framework: Core Classes, Memory ManagementUIKit Framework: Infrastructure For Implementing Graphical Event Driven Applications,UIKit Framework: Views & Controls, Controllers, UIApplication,Application Basics: Bootstrapping, Delegation, Windows, Views, Build "Hello World" Application, Adding Behavior - Programming and Design Patterns, Objective C Basics: Classes, Message Syntax, Objective C 2.0: Properties, Dot Notation, Design Patterns: Delegation Design Patterns: Target-Action, Design Patterns: Model-View-Controller

Day 2: Intermediate
Expanding User Interface - View Controllers, Navigation, Tab Bars, View Controller Basics, Navigation Controllers, Tab Bar Controllers, Build a Multi-Page ApplicationTable Views, Table View Controllers, Delegation and Data Sources, Custom Table Cells, Build Hierarchical Data Browsing Applications, Data Management with SQLite, SQLite database management, Reading and writing objects from SQLite, Build SQLite Data Browsing TableView Application, Searching Data with SQLite, SQLite queries, Keystroke-by-keystroke searching, Results presentation, Enhance SQLite Data Browsing TableView Application with Searching

Day 3: Advanced
Web Services, Fetching data from remote services, Caching data locally in SQLite, Build Image Search TableView Application, Performance and Progress, Display progress and activity for long running tasks, Thread operations to keep UI responsive, Enhance Image Search TableView Application with threading, Animation and Drawing, Use UIView animation to do flips, slides, fades and resizing, Enhance Image Search TableView Application with splash page animation, Use Core Graphics to draw shapes, Build Random Polygon Application 

About the iPhone Boot Camp

The iPhone Boot camp is dedicated to teaching iPhone development and related iPhone development tools, such as Cocoa, Objective C and Open GL ES. It is arguable the largest and longest running iPhone workshop. It has trainings in over twenty cities in five countries. To date it has trained over 200 developers who now have dozens of apps in the app store, from independent developer to company training for IBM, AOL, genentech, SRI, Thomson Reuter, AP,, HSBC, etc.


Our Dream Team ofinstructors are all long time iPhone developers and experienced trainers with numerous apps in the app store Alex Cone, our lead trainer is a former chief Apple engineer and developer of NeEXStep, the precusor to the apple OS and CEO of Codefab and will be teaching this edition of the Chicago iPhone Boot Camp

Our other instructors include Stephan Kochan, author ten textbooks on Objective C programing, including the bestseller "Programming in Objective-C 2.0" and Jeff LaMarche, co-author of the classic textbook on iPhone Development "Beginning iPhone Development".

What should I bring with me?

  • An Intel Macintosh laptop computer
  • XCode and the iPhone SDK installed on your Macintosh laptop
  • An iPhone or iPod Touch, if you have one (optional)
  • Basic programming knowledge, including object-oriented programming experience, such as Java,, NET, C,  Visual Studio
  • Familiarity with the Mac

Who should attend?

  • Experienced programmers interested in iPhone application development
  • People new to Mac development and iPhone development

Why take a workshop when I can read books, attend a lecture watch videos and webinars?

Most people, even those with extensive experience in programming, find the SDK difficult to master. Books and video are great to prepare for a workshop but there  is sitll no substitute for a small hands on workshop with other developer, where you can ask questions to an experienced instructor looking over your shoulder as you go through the episodes step by step. Basically it saves you month of time and money.

And it's Affordable and Fun too?

Most iPhone workshops charge double what we charge for our early bird. Included in the workshop are lunches, refreshments and a 200+ pages course book especially prepared for the workshop. And did we mention that we try to find interesting places to have our workshop, not the same old same old sterile meeting room in a hotel. We've held boot camps so far in a beautiful hilltop plantation houses in Austin and at the iPhone Mansion, an old Victorian House, our San Francisco  hq. It use to be the residence of Steve Jobs.

Recent Press About the iPhone Boot Camp
38 Minutes Blog: Developers Perspective on legendary Alex Cone's iPhone Boot Camp
arnstechnica Get your pre-WWDC dev juices flowing at the iPhone Mansion

And one more thing - Our Alumni Network for Work

We don't just offer training. We are also iPhone developers ourselves, as are our alumni. We have an online alumni network where the members post jobs, requests for proposals and form partnerships.

More Info and links to iPhone Boot Camp Meetup Sites

To find out more about the iPhone Boot Camp, including videos, a detailed syllabus, links to our local meetup groups and detailed info on how to prepare for the workshop go to our main

Name Sales End Price Fee
Student with Valid I.D and School Address Ended $999 $9.95
3 Day Standard Ended $1699 $9.95
3 Day Early Bird Ended $1199 $9.95

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