David Keener just signed up for video production courses with Arlington Independent Media (AIM). Their “Studio Production” class begins on October 10, 2009.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Compliments to AOL, for procuring several sessions of Chad Fowler’s Ruby on Rails class, one of which I’m enrolled in beginning Monday, March 26th. Chad Fowler is the author of the book “Rails Recipes.”