1121 Delano St
Houston, TX 77003
9:00 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013
iOS Development Kickstart WorkshopBrought to you by a partnership between two of the nation’s top mobile experts - leading enterprise mobile agency, ChaiONE and expert training authority on all things iOS, Nathan Eror.About the WorkshopThe iOS Development Kickstart Workshop is designed to quickly get you up to speed on the latest iOS development tools, APIs, and techniques in an immersive, hands-on atmosphere. For 8–10 hours each day, you will focus solely on learning and practicing iOS development. You will be writing code before lunch on the first day, and you’ll have laptops full of code by the last day.Course OverviewDay OneThe first day sets the foundation for iOS development. The day starts with a short course in C99 programming and Object Oriented Programming (OOP), and the rest of the day is spent learning the Objective-C language and its usage in the Cocoa Touch frameworks. Some of the topics covered on this day are:C99 (including the Apple blocks extension to the C language)Object Oriented ProgrammingObjective-C Syntax and flow controlClassesProtocolsCategoriesProperties and synthesized accessors/mutatorsBlocksAutomatic Reference Counting (ARC) & Memory managementDay TwoDay two builds on the Objective-C knowledge gained on day one, and you will create your first iOS app. This day is focused on gaining experience using the tools of the iOS SDK and the essential elements needed to build an iOS app. Some of the topics covered in day two are:iOS SDK Tools XcodeInterface BuilderInstrumentsNavigating the DocumentationIntroduction to Cocoa TouchThe Foundation ClassesCocoa design patterns (MVC, Delegation, Target Action)Views and view controllersStoryboardsAuto LayoutUI ControlsHandling inputDay ThreeOn day three, you will spend a lot of time writing code and experimenting with the iOS SDK while building a real iOS app. Some of the topics covered on day three are:Table views & Navigation controllersIntroduction to Core DataUnit testingNetworking & web servicesBasic Graphics and AnimationDay FourDay four brings it all together. This day is focused on advanced topics crucial to building high quality apps including debugging and performance optimization. You will also learn advanced techniques to customize your app user interface and animations to create unique user experiences. Some of the topics covered on day four are:Universal ApplicationsGestures and Gesture RecognizersMaps and Core LocationCustomizing UI controlsDebugging and performance optimizationAbout ChaiONEChaiONE is focused on helping businesses apply the benefits of modern mobility to improve processes, reduce costs, increase customer loyalty, and drive revenues. Whether you are ready to take your business mobile, or still trying to figure out what “going mobile” means to your organization, ChaiONE wants to help. In only four years of operation, ChaiONE has garnered a reputation for being the go to mobile agency with award winning solutions developed for enterprise clients like Weatherford, Methodist, Microsoft and others. ChaiONE is a 2012 Inc 500 winner and winner of three Fast Tech 50 awards in Houston.About Nathan Eror, Principal InstructorNathan Eror loves creating software and helping other developers hone their skills. As the founder and chief instructor at Free Time Studios, he spends his days coding, teaching and writing, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. An Apple fan and Cocoa developer since the turn of the century, Nathan has been a dedicated member of the iOS developer community since the day the SDK was released.Since founding Free Time Studios in 2009, Nathan has helped many organizations such as NASA, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Army ship their iOS apps and train their development teams. Nathan believes that a thriving community is the foundation of a great platform, and he devotes much of his time to the Cocoa community. His seminars and technical presentations are popular attractions at iOS and Mac developer conferences around the globe. He is also an active member of the developer community in Houston and is the co-organizer of the 575 member strong Houston iPhone Developer Meetup group and the creator/organizer of iOS Dev Camp Houston. See Nathan’s distinguished list of speaking events on the Free Time Studios website. When investing in your education, be sure you know exactly who will be instructing you. We will give you this information before you sign up and won’t change it on you at the last minute.Details and PoliciesWorkshop SizePersonal attention is an important part of our learning method, and we keep our classes small to ensure that experience. Location InformationSTART is Houston’s only tech focused coworking space and the primary host of Houston tech conversations ranging from startups, mobile, cloud, big data, gaming and more. Rest assured our workshops are held in a quiet classroom environment, and breakfast, coffee and lunch are provided. We work hard to minimize outside distractions to ensure that you can focus on becoming an iPhone & iPad Developer.Cancellation PolicyChaiONE and Free Time Studios reserve the right to cancel a workshop 30-days before the course start date. In the event that a cancellation is necessary, paid participants of the canceled workshop will receive notification via email and will have the options to be transferred to an equivalent course of their choice or issued an immediate full refund.Refund PolicyWe hate to see you go, but understand that sometimes your plans need to change. Therefore, we’ve outlined the refund policy below. Please contact us via email to schedule a refund.100% refund given 30 days before the workshop50% refund given 7–29 days before the workshopNo refund given 0–6 days before the workshopAll refunds are subject to a $25.00 service fee and may take up to 7 business days to process. Swap PolicyWe like to be flexible, so if you’d like swap the workshop you’ve sign up for with one of our other workshops, you may do so up to 14 days before the original workshop start date. If less than 14 days please see the refund policy. Students are only allowed to swap workshops once, please contact us via email to schedule a swap.
iOS Development Kickstart Workshop (4 days) 1,999.00