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Beginning iOS Programming with Girl Develop It

  • Feb 23, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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This is a female-only development class aimed for members of Girl Develop It.

It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today's budding developer community is up to 91% male. There isn't a comfortable place where women can learn at their own pace and not be afraid to ask "stupid questions." We decided it was time to provide a place where all questions are OK and everyone can learn in a supportive environment. Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it (aka building sweet websites).

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Do you have an idea for an app but don't know how to build it?

Learn how to write your first app for iPhone or iPad using Objective-C, the primary language for Apple iOS Platform. This class is designed for absolute beginners, no programming experience is required.

The class will touch upon the topics explained below:

  • Intro to Object-Oriented Programming: Learn the basics of programming and how to use virtual objects to design and build applications.
  • Model View Controller: Design your application to work in the most efficient manner possible, separate Data, View, and Logic classes.
  • Objective-C 101: Grasp a few simple principles of the grammar and syntax.
  • Making Your First App: Experience step-by-step how to build a Tip Calculator.
  • The class will be four hours, from 10am to 2pm. There will be an break at Noon for a break and lunch.

What's Included

  • 4 Hours of Lecture with Online Slide Deck
  • 3 Class Exercises with Source Code
  • Complimentary Coffee & Snacks
  • Wifi & Power Provided

What Past Students Have Said:

  • “Steve ran an incredibly professional class that was very useful and worth while.” Patrick M
  • “Steve is an excellent instructor, he had well prepared material and provides clear explanations. I would definitely take another course from Steve again!” Ryan N
  • “Great class. Good mix of practical application (i.e. demos) and lecture.” Courtney Q
  • “Great teacher, took the time to help everyone out personally.” Ioannis V
  • “Steve was a great teacher that was very willing to help all the students in the class. We covered a lot of ground in the 4 hours we were there, and I definitely came out knowing more!” Fontaine F

Required Materials

  • Macbook with Mac OSX Lion or Mountain Lion
  • XCode 4.5 or higher installed.
  • You can download Xcode from the Mac App Store.


  • No refunds can be provided after purchase, we can provide a credit to a future class with at least 24 hours notice before the original class begins. Course dates are subject to change due to enrollment.

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  • Samantha S.

    Great Class! Steve made the content easy to understand --he uses awesome analogies. He went at a good pace and really took his time to make sure everyone was grasping the material.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was awesome meetup. I had a lot of fun by making apps.

    February 24, 2013

  • Ishita

    hi Im driving down from Pleasanton , im running 15 mins late

    February 23, 2013

    • Steve D.

      No problem we will likely start the first example without you see you soon.

      February 23, 2013

  • Ishita

    thanks I just signed up. Quick qs: Will I need to purchase and install OSX Lountain Lion before downloading Xcode. I have no knowledge of these systems. Please advice

    February 18, 2013

    • Steve D.

      You can use Mountain Lion or Lion. If you have trouble with installing these your local Apple Store can help you.

      February 18, 2013

  • Steve D.


    You can RSVP here and it will ask for your Paypal info. I just sent you an email. Let me know if you have any other questions.

    February 18, 2013

  • Ishita

    how do I sign up and pay for this?

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Why is the Sunday class that's open to anyone free, and the one for "girls" only costs $125? I'm just saying.

    1 · February 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would hope so ;-)

      February 13, 2013

    • Steve D.

      Karen you are correct. The office hours class will help you to get setup with the Xcode environment. This class with teach you the language needed to develop apps

      February 13, 2013

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