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Introducing: The Frontier

Aaron Hillegass

A Powerful New Path to Advance Your Skills

Some exciting changes are up ahead for Big Nerd Ranch, and those changes are called The Frontier. Before I get into the nitty-gritty, I want to lay some background for you. If you’ve been around these parts for any length of time, you’ve heard me talk about the importance of in-person training. That belief is at the core of our mission, and it informs the way we run our corporate training as well as our immersive bootcamps. And that model works. We’ve taught over 17,000 developers and designers in bootcamps since 2001, and 19 of America’s 25 most popular apps were built at companies whose engineers were taught by Big Nerd Ranch.

Not-so-secret secret sauce

Our secret? It’s not so secret, really. We’ve got a great team. Our engineers are at the heart of everything we do; not only are they world-class developers and designers who build award-winning products for our clients, they’re also excellent teachers with a passion for sharing their knowledge with others. All of us at Big Nerd Ranch are obsessed with staying on top of the latest technologies and are eager to help you do the
same.

In which I eat crow

I’ve come to realize that, even if in-person trainings are the best way to acquire a new skill (and they are!), not everyone has the resources to dedicate to an on- or off-site training course. Nor does every skill you need to learn take a week to teach. Maybe you’re a strong iOS developer who needs some guidance on tvOS. Or maybe you’re curious about Kotlin but only have time to learn new skills on nights and weekends. Maybe you just got back from a Big Nerd Ranch bootcamp and are searching for a way to keep your skills sharp back home. We understand where you’re coming from. And it’s for you that we built The Frontier.

Announcing: The Frontier

The Frontier is Big Nerd Ranch’s newest offering, and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever done before. The platform is comprised of short, practical videos to help you navigate learning advanced skills for iOS and Android, with more to come. The same expert engineers who teach our courses, write best-selling books, and build amazing apps, will come to your screen, on your schedule, to help you try new things and get them done right the first time.

We are very excited to bring you a whole new avenue to engage with our instructors. We’ll be releasing more info about The Frontier soon, but I wanted you to hear it from me first. Stay tuned for more details on how this new offering can supplement the rest of your Big Nerd Ranch experience.

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