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March 5th, 2009 Comments Off
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JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch in May

Join me at the Big Nerd Ranch the first week of May for JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp. Sure, there will be plenty of Dojo to go around, but we’ll also look at other technologies and toolkits throughout the course, so bring hard questions and interesting projects along with you. I’ll make sure you’re not disappointed and that you go back home with the knowledge you need to take care of business.

I’ve totally blocked off my schedule for the week I’m out at the ranch, so I’ll be completely available outside of the core teaching hours. Let’s get ready to do some serious immersion, work on interesting things after class, and have a great time.

If you’re attending the course, feel free let me know if there’s anything in particular that you’re especially interested in; given a little bit of lead time, I’ll do whatever I can to tweak the course content as long as we’re not getting too far out of scope.

September 14th, 2008 Comments Off
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Dojo is now at the Big Nerd Ranch!

This is just a quick note to mention that I now have a JavaScript/Ajax Bootcamp class offered out at the Big Nerd Ranch. We’re still ironing out some of the initial scheduling details, but there should be some definitive dates squared away pretty soon; I’ll post back here with an update when we get that all hashed out.

And yes, as you’ll notice on the course syllabus, I do plan to lean on Dojo heavily for most of the instruction even though the course wasn’t called something more like “Dojo Bootcamp.”

In case you’re not familar with the Big Nerd Ranch, it’s a really cool concept: the idea is that you go into a retreat setting and totally immerse yourself in a particular area of knowledge for the week. You get first class accomodations and meals, and unlike other training courses right in the middle of hectic metro areas where it’s far too easy to get distracted, you get more of a serene, tranquil setting. Plus, the proprietor of the Big Nerd Ranch, Aaron Hillegass (perhaps better known as “the guy who wrote the Cocoa book“), is a heck of a good fellow and has really cool hair hidden underneath the hat — unlike, some of us, who, uh, don’t have any hair…at least not at the moment.