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I want to help you learn or practice iOS development
94 points by revolvingcur on Jan 29, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 14 comments
No strings attached.

I have been developing iOS apps professionally for about two years. I have done a very limited amount of training for new iOS developers, and I want to improve my training skills while helping the community.

If you are a programmer who is new to iOS development, or if you've been doing it for a while and need some targeted help on specific techniques or APIs, I would like to help you.

I'll be available most weekday evenings (CST). You can suggest a meeting time on my Tungle (tungle.me/warrenm) and we'll audio chat or video chat with screen sharing (on Google+ Hangouts), depending on the degree of attention you need.

You can also email me directly at wm@warrenmoore.net if you have other questions in advance. But please, don't hesitate to just pick a time and chat with me then.

Just a random thought, but have you considered doing something like Matygo (http://matygo.com) - I just started teaching a class on there and its pretty cool / interactive with the students. Not sure what type of time commitment you were looking for, but I think they can always use great instructors.

Cool idea, they made it to my bookmarks. Ideas like this are the future of education. I was thinking the same thing when I read the original article posted about teaching. My first thought was why not a video chat with a class instead of one person. My second thought was I wonder if anyone is doing this, you answered my second question. Thank You.

The reason for the one-on-one format is that I want to get a feel for where different people are in their learning. Already, I've heard from total newbies, people with programming experience wanting to move into iOS, and people who have tried doing iOS development and found difficulty.

I totally agree that if you could vet your audience (which might be as simple as slapping a price tag on it and posting a syllabus), you could take a more homogeneous approach. I'll certainly be looking in this in the future.

For the moment, I guess I've created a wildly "unscalable" experience in order to give everyone personalized attention wherever they may be.

Sure I understand, I was really thinking about the problem space from your offer. I was not trying to imply that it is right for what you specifically wanted to accomplish. I do thank you for bringing up the topic though, because it helped me find something that is very interesting to me. I wish you luck in your teaching efforts.

question to any - is there a start-up working toward hosting generic teachers/courses? ie, say i wanted to set up my own certificate and have some vid lectures hosted and then have the site take care of the sign-up, details and perhaps the multi-choice questions etc and take a cut.

as far as i can tell, there are a lot for programmers, but nothing for anything else.

We started building bytecourse.com to aid in online education but left it on the backburner because it lacked any sort of business model. We would love to help you out if you want to host something. Email me at shivaram1190@gmail.com

I'd say udemy (www.udemy.com - no affiliation) is the closest to the site you're looking for.

they have public errors enabled and contact and propose teach are both throwing errors about invalid cookies =/

Awesome man, thanks for doing this. I've been meaning to start watching the Stanford iOS class lectures [1], so I will probably have some questions for you.

[1] - http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/ipad-iphone-application-...

Wow, that sure is a generous offer. I've started watching the Stanford iOS class on iTunes U, however I've found that it relies on a bit of OO knowledge. I've quite a lot of experience with Python/Django and Web dev, so I'm familiar with how to 'program', but not experienced with the OO concepts that iOS dev relies on.

Does anyone know of a similar set of high quality screencasts for teaching iOS? Looked at what's on Mobiletuts plus, but they are from 2010/iOS 4 http://mobile.tutsplus.com/category/tutorials/iphone/?tag=ba... . Are there any out there up to date for iOS 5?

Awesome offer & perfect timing - I emailed you and look forward to chatting!


Great idea. I've done a few sessions of pair programming and giving my friends tutorials on web development over Google+ Hangouts the past couple of weeks, it works great.

The response to this has been literally overwhelming, but I'm really excited to talk with everyone who has signed up.

If you're still interested, there are several slots on Tuesday and Friday.

This is great! I have coreData specific question that I could really use help with. I am signing up for a meeting with you.

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