WNY iPhone Developers' Meetup: Tuesday, May 18

From: Curtis D.
Sent on: Thursday, May 6, 2010 8:24 PM
I've posted information about the next meetup. To RSVP, see the full listing:
http://www.meetup.com/WNYiPhoneDev/calendar/13328792/

When: Tuesday, May 18,[masked]:00 PM (Note: We'll now be meeting twice a month, on the first and third Tuesday.)

Where:
Buffalo Hackerspace
Larkin Building 701 Senaca St., 4th floor
Buffalo, NY 14210

The WNY iPhone Developers' Meetup welcomes all developers who are interested in iPhone/iPad development. Whether you're new to the platform or a seasoned pro, we try to make sure that everyone gets something out of each meetup. To achieve this, we'll start each meetup with a basic topics tutorial from 7pm to 8pm, and then progress to more advanced topics after 8pm.

Starting on May 18th, Vic has volunteered to lead an introduction to iPhone development from 7pm to 8pm. Other experienced developers are invited to come help answer questions. We'll be working through the book, Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Jeff LaMarche (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1430216263/). Students, are encourage to pick up the book ahead of time.

This book assumes that you have some experience writing software in C. If you're worried that you may not have the experience necessary to follow along, try working through the free ebook, Become an Xcoder ahead of time (http://www.cocoalab.com/BecomeAnXcoder.pdf). This book is a great (and short) "getting started" book that assumes no previous programming experience. If you're still confused, don't worry. There will be plenty of experienced developers who can answer your questions.

A video of each lesson will be posted online to help you get caught up if you miss some meetings. However, it's best to attend the meetup so that you can ask questions and get some hands on experience.

If you can bring a Mac with the iPhone SDK installed, please do. Hopefully we can round up enough machines to give each student a chance to roll up their sleeves and write some real code.

If you are deep into writing an iPhone/iPad app, we will be hosting code review sessions after our training sessions so that you can get ideas and feedback from the more experienced programmers on your design and implementation - well worth your time!

If you'd like to present a topic for intermediate or advanced developers, send me a message and we'll get you on the schedule. If there's a topic you'd like to learn about, let me know and we'll try to find someone to present it.

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/WNYiPhoneDev/suggestion/

Rough agenda:

7pm - 8pm: Vic leads a lesson from Beginning iPhone Development.
8pm - 8:30pm: General discussion, Q&A, coding & debugging help.
8:30pm - 9:30pm: Intermediate topic: Curtis presents how to animate your views with UIKit.
9:30pm - whenever: Code reviews, app demos, socializing, etc...

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