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The Nerdery Intro to iOS Development for Web Developers at Draftfcb (FREE 2-Part Series)

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Introduction to the Tools and Languages (PART 1 April 12th) Free  
Beyond the Basics: App Development (PART 2 April 13th) Free  

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Web Developers: ready to show that iPhone who's boss? Learn the basics of iOS development (it'll look good on your resume) from the best in the industry. Register now for The Nerdery's FREE Intro to iOS Development for Web Developers 2-Part Series and start developing that iPhone\iPad app that you've got rattling around in your head. The Nerds will arm you with cheat-sheets, book recommendations and (if you're lucky) some homework to keep the iOS love flowin.'

We'll be using comparative teaching techniques, so knowledge of ActionScript is a plus, but not necessary. If you're very familiar with Objective-C, skip the first night and we'll see you at PART 2.

Food/Beverage and developer mingling from 6-6:30 p.m.



PART 1 April 12th, 6-8 p.m.  

Introduction to the tools and languages

  • Basics of Objective-C on the iOS platform
  • iOS Application Pipeline using UIKit
  • XCode as IDE
  • Graphic Requirements



PART 2 April 13th, 6-8 p.m.  

Beyond the Basics: App Development

  • Application Pipeline
  • Coding standards
  • Documentation
  • Memory Management
  • GestureRecognizer
  • Animations
  • Quartz vs. Vector 
  • Memory Management
  • Compiler errors
Have questions about The Nerdery Intro to iOS Development for Web Developers at Draftfcb (FREE 2-Part Series)? Contact The Nerdery


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The Nerdery

The Nerdery ( is an interactive design and development company that partners with creative minds and big thinkers to engineer and execute their websites, mobile and social media apps and other interactive projects. With offices in Minneapolis, Chicago and Kansas City, The Nerdery is professional home of hundreds of web developers, UX designers, QA engineers and other Nerds. Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery has made Inc. magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in its first several years of eligibility. At The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge, a 24-hour community-service event, hundreds of volunteer web pros have donated millions of dollars worth of interactive services to more than a hundred nonprofit organizations. For year-to-year job growth, The Nerdery was featured in Inc. Magazine’s December 2012 edition as a Hire Power Award recipient. In 2013 The Nerdery won a BOLD Award from the Association for Corporate Growth for embracing a culture of distributed leadership, articulated by the late Luke Bucklin, Nerdery President and co-founder: “Put your business card on the desk in front of you...This card does not define you. You are a Co-President. You are bigger than your defined role...Play your part – transcend your job title, be a hero.” Watch Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim’s Ted Talk, titled “What if everyone at your company was a Co-President?” Moving toward its vision to be the best place in the world for nerds to work, The Nerdery analyzed past decisions to ensure that future choices are grounded in company core values: Constantly push boundaries; Integrity in all circumstances; Win by empowering people; Be humble; Solve problems pragmatically. The Nerdery marked its 10th anniversary in October 2013 by launching a commemorative coin etched with its company core values and vision into space.

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