Scott Ritchie Takes the Helm of Cocoa I Bootcamp for the Big Nerd Ranch, Nov. 2 - 6, 2009

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The November Cocoa training class not only has been updated to include Xcode 3 and Objective-C 2, but also has been adapted for the recent release of Snow Leopard and provides an introduction to iPhone programming. Guiding students to Cocoa enlightenment is veteran Cocoa and iPhone developer and instructor, Scott Ritchie.

Not only have students come to expect excellence in instruction from us, the Big Nerd Ranch built its reputation on this class. There is no one I would trust more to bear the Cocoa Bootcamp standard than Scott Ritchie.

Big Nerd Ranch, Inc., premier provider of intensive, week-long training classes for programmers, web developers and system administrators, announced the final opportunity for students to attend Cocoa I Bootcamp in 2009, scheduled for Nov. 2-6, 2009. The Cocoa training class is the Big Nerd Ranch flagship, a requisite for any individual or organization seeking to develop applications for Mac OS X. In addition, a working understanding of Cocoa forms a practical foundation for expanding into iPhone application development.

The November Cocoa training class not only has been updated to include Xcode 3 and Objective-C 2, but also has been adapted for the recent release of Snow Leopard and provides an introduction to iPhone programming. Guiding students to Cocoa enlightenment is veteran Cocoa and iPhone developer and instructor, Scott Ritchie.

"When I decided to step away from teaching, it was critical that we find the best possible replacement to teach this class," said Aaron Hillegass, founder of Big Nerd Ranch, Inc. and former Cocoa Bootcamp instructor. "Not only have students come to expect excellence in instruction from us, the Big Nerd Ranch built its reputation on this class. There is no one I would trust more to bear the Cocoa Bootcamp standard than Scott Ritchie."

Ritchie first got the development bug when he was introduced to Smalltalk-80 as a student at the University of Washington in Seattle. Later, he began developing applications with Objective-C in 1990 when he joined NeXT Computer after leaving Sun Microsystems. In 2000, Ritchie joined Apple and has been honing his skills as both an instructor and engineer, working with AppKit and UIKit development.

It is this combination of real-world development experience and an extensive background in teaching that Ritchie brings to Cocoa I Bootcamp. By the end of the five days, students will be able to:

Write complex applications for Mac OS X
Master Interface Builder and Xcode
Find and understand the online documentation
Demonstrate experience with the most common classes in the frameworks
Understand the design patterns used in Cocoa
Recognize several common idioms of the Cocoa community

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