Get the Big Idea with NEW A&D Bootcamp with John Graziano, March 20-24, 2006

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The A&D Bootcamp is targeted to developers already conversant in object-oriented, and preferably Cocoa, programming. There will be an emphasis on how Core data, key-value coding, bindings and AppKit features can help preserve and extend your primary abstractions.

The Big Nerd Ranch announces NEW Analysis and Design Bootcamp with instructor John Graziano. John Graziano, former Xcode technical lead, originally developed the intensive, five-day class in his work with NeXT in 1992. Since then, his guidance has honed the skills of multitudes of developers to create finely nuanced, elegantly designed programs for a spectrum of real-world applications. His keen insight and ability to break down the development process into seamlessly integrated building blocks helps students create a development architecture that doesn't just generate a usable application, but one that is tightly woven with an eye on the big picture to permit long-term scalability.

The A&D Bootcamp is a master class for the experienced developer. Seasoned programmers seeking to fine tune their skills and stand out professionally will find the bootcamp key in their professional development. Early on in his career, John Graziano discovered that the difference between a good programmer and a great programmer was in his/her ability to step back from a project and fully understand the nuances involved as well as the future potential of an application. By honing one's skills in analysis and developing a well-outlined design strategy, the developer could take code to new levels.

The A&D Bootcamp draws on the knowledge gleaned from Graziano's work at NeXT. He has also served as principal architect on WebObjectsBuilder, acted as principal technical lead on Apple's Xcode Development Environment, and as architect of next-generation animation software at Pixar. Graziano is currently the Senior Architect for FilmLoop.com, with Guy Kawasaki as the principal investor.

Students attending the bootcamp can expect to:

  • Create software using methods employed by leading Cocoa engineers
  • Create, refine and document OO architectures
  • Quickly build high-fidelity models of software domains
  • Evaluate the quality of any API
  • Translate analysis models into software designs
  • Understand and apply cutting-edge software patterns
  • Extend and adapt designs while preserving primary abstractions

The A&D Bootcamp is targeted to developers already conversant in object-oriented, and preferably Cocoa, programming. There will be an emphasis on how Core data, key-value coding, bindings and AppKit features can help preserve and extend your primary abstractions.

Aaron Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder, commented, "When we floated the idea of this class, you could see experienced programmers' excitement, recognizing their abilities to refine their programming and take it to a level they'd never previously realized. John has an innate ability to translate higher-level concepts and engage students in new ways about their own work. That is the level of instruction we take pride in at the Big Nerd Ranch. I think these could be five incredibly rewarding days to any professional who takes the plunge. I cannot recommend more highly the opportunity to work with John to fully develop one's skills and potential."

For the complete syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/ooad.shtml. The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual instructor attention.

For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit http://www.bignerdranch.com.

CONTACT:

Emily Herman

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.

(678) 595-6773

http://www.bignerdranch.com

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