David Keener Speaking at “Rails 101 Night”

David Keener will be speaking, along with Gray Herter and Arild Shirazi, at the Rails 101 Night being hosted by the NovaRUG (the Northern Virginia Ruby Users Group). The night is aimed at Ruby newbies, and will be focused loosely on “rails persistence,” i.e. – how data gets stored in the database. Dave’s topic will be “Rails Tips and Tricks” — basically, a compendium of tips that Dave wished he’d had in-hand when he started programming in Rails.

Just Finished iPhone SDK Training

iPhone Alumni Button Dave Keener just completed Pragmatic Studio’s “iPhone SDk” training course, held in Reston, VA this week. “Highly recommended for those who are serious about embarking into the realm of iPhone application development,” stated David Keener. The course covered the SDK, some fundamentals of Objective C, development tools (XCode and other tools), and various Cocoa Touch capabilities. The class was taught by Bill Dudney and Daniel Steinberg.

Skill Set in a Day

David Keener has been invited by Code Sherpas to create a course for their “Skillset In a Day” educational program. The Skillset in a Day series consists of one-day courses that delve deeply into a single technical subject. They are designed to give technical professionals a jump-start in the target subject in a minimum amount of time.

Radical Career Success Online

On July 1, 2009, Chad Fowler and Andy Lester had an excellent webcast, sponsored by O’Reilly, called “Radical Career Success in a Down Economy.” The recording of that webcast is now available online, as well as my blog entry discussing the talk.