What do designers, who may have little to no experience with mobile design, want and expect out of courses? Do web designers or graphic designers see the value of an extended, in-depth course like we offer at Big Nerd Ranch?
Get ready to tap into your creativity alongside the Nerds. Designers, developers and project managers: join us for our new Android Mobile Design and iOS Mobile Design bootcamps. In two days, these classes will teach you to design intuitive interfaces employing platform-specific conventions and innovative trends. You will learn vocabulary, current trends and how to work alongside developers to create a pixel-perfect app for mobile devices.
I’m calling it. We’ve been monitoring the state of testing in the Android world for some time now, waiting for the day when testing would be fully baked into the Android development cycle. Well, that day has finally arrived.
Learn ALL the things! That’s basically the motto at Big Nerd Ranch. And in my last post, I wrote about how my team, The Artists Formally Known As (╯°□°)╯︵ ɥsɐןɔ, learned a lot of new things when we tackled hardware hacking with Arduino, NeoPixels and Artoo.
I took Big Nerd Ranch’s Beginning iOS with Swift course and I have to admit, I left the bootcamp impressed—and with a whole lot of newfound knowledge.
We recently had our annual app-building competition, Clash of the Coders. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us nerds to experiment with unfamiliar technologies, stretching ourselves and our tools. It’s all about learning, a fundamental value of Big Nerd Ranch. After an intense 72-hour coding marathon, our team (The Artists Formally Known As (╯°□°)╯︵ ɥsɐןɔ, yep) came out with an online, multiplayer game equipped with clients crossing four platforms: iOS, Android, Web… and Arduino!
We love to teach here at Big Nerd Ranch, but we don’t just teach classes. We write blog posts and speak at conferences, too. For all of these activities, we inevitably have code we want to share. Sometimes the best way for us to do that is via a demo app.
A while back, I got all fluffy talking about love and coffee and all that other stuff. Programming isn’t all butterflies and rainbows, folks. Eventually it will happen. You’re going to have to deal with time zones.
Clash of the Coders 2015 has come to a close. Once again, our developers split into teams to face off in a 72-hour coding competition, building apps for a chance at Nerdy glory. Even though it was a tough call, we narrowed it down to three winners. Without further ado…