Big Nerd Ranch Training Advances Mobile Technology in Healthcare

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After attending iOS bootcamps, Big Nerd Ranch alum develops app to save lives of diabetic patients.

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“It’s amazing to be part of this project. It allows me to take what I learned at Big Nerd Ranch and make the lives of patients and their families better and safer.”

After attending three of the company’s popular iOS bootcamps, Big Nerd Ranch alumnus Jamie Daniel developed a tool that aims to improve care for patients with diabetes.

The iPhone app, called Diabetes Consult, was created in collaboration with a medical team at Duke University and provides physicians with the same valuable information endocrinologists use to treat their diabetic patients.

With the tap of a button, the app gives doctors guidance on insulin dosing and adjustments, diabetes management protocols and care recommendations. The cutting-edge app forges a new path in healthcare, using information provided and kept up-to-date by top-level endocrinologists. Using Diabetes Consult, physicians are given more time to spend with patients to discuss their condition in depth.

“It’s amazing to be part of this project,” Jamie says. “It allows me to take what I learned at Big Nerd Ranch and make the lives of patients and their families better and safer.”

After attending the Beginning iOS, Advanced iOS and Beginning iOS Game Development bootcamps, Jamie was prepared to build apps that help patients and their doctors. He attributes his success to Big Nerd Ranch’s immersive training and the retreat-style setting of the Ranch locations.

“I learned everything it takes to create this application from the Big Nerd Ranch classes I attended,” he adds. “You apply yourself with an expert on hand to help you learn, away from all distractions.”

Jamie offers more details about the Big Nerd Ranch bootcamp experience and the technologies used in Diabetes Consult on the Big Nerd Ranch blog.

To learn more about Diabetes Consult, visit its IndieGoGo campaign, which will fund clinical trials, additional studies and optimization to ensure that the app will provide the best care possible. Diabetes Consult is in the hands of physicians today, and will be entering into a clinical trial this year.

For information about Big Nerd Ranch’s bootcamps in the U.S. or to enroll, call 770-817-6373 or email training(at)bignerdranch(dot)com. Call +31 6 28 833 433 or email europe(at)bignerdranch(dot)com for European courses.

Tuition for all courses includes private accommodations, shuttle transportation between the airport and the facility, all meals and course materials, extensive lab hours with instructors, access to alumni forums and an official completion certificate. Space is limited. To view the full class schedule, visit

Big Nerd Ranch is a U.S.-based training and consulting company known for its immersive courses on app development and its best-selling series of books, the Big Nerd Ranch Guides. Retreat-style bootcamps are held in Atlanta, Northern California and the Netherlands. Corporate courses are held onsite globally. The Big Nerd Ranch consulting division develops apps and software for corporate clients worldwide.

For more information, visit or follow Big Nerd Ranch on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. Big Nerd Ranch has offices in Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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