Tech Masterclasses

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TechMeetups runs Tech Masterclasses to help educate you about the most in demand and innovative technologies and to help you stay in touch with the latest advances in web and mobile tech fields. Whether you’re a beginner with no previous technical knowledge or a seasoned developer we’re happy to help and are creating a curriculum aided with some of the best instructors available.

Due to our global reach we’re able to bring some of the top experts in their field in front of our community members, allowing them to learn from the very best at very reasonable prices. This is a page dedicated to informing you of Tech Masterclasses available and the outline of the syllabus we provide.

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Jeremy Chatfield has been a programmer for more than 30 years, working on dating systems, the UNIX kernel, Interactive Voice Response services, word processors, manufacturing systems, and B2B and B2C websites in a range of programming languages. He has also been a University lecturer, a serial co-founder and serial CTO. He built his first commercial website in May 1994, using a mix of shell and awk scripts, and has since used Java, PHP, Perl, Python and RoR for sites for his own businesses and for clients. He’s also been an expert witness for a trial involving paid search and SEO and has been a Google recognised AdWords Help Forum Top Contributor.

[/reveal] [reveal title=”IOS” ]Paul ArdeleanuHello24@pardel

Paul Ardeleanu is a software engineer, user experience enthusiast and entrepreneur with a passion for data-driven mobile utilities.

He is the founder & CTO of Hello24 Ltd, a mobile agency based in London, UK, where he helps his clients understand the opportunities of the mobile world and create apps for Apple devices. He also enjoys introducing fresh minds to new technologies.

[/reveal] [reveal title=”HTML 5″ ]John Le Drew@antz29

John Le Drew has been working with web technologies for over 12 years and most recently has been working with companies in the UK and overseas helping them with a variety of technical conundrums; including a HTML5 powered CMS that is powering sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and NASA.

He is very much involved with the technical community, being on the organising committee for the annual conference, PHP UK and running the unconference at DPC/DMC 2012 earlier this year. He is also set to be running the unconference at PHPNW 2012, in October later this year.

John is passionate about good technical training and believes that training should be as hands on as possible with as much opportunity for one on one time with students. John is working with these evolving technologies right now and aims to bring his knowledge and experience to give students practical, real-world advice that they can apply immediately.

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Upcoming Tech Masterclasses

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We are excited to announce we are starting our Tech Masterclass series with what we believe is an interesting way to learn.

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Take web developers who are not familiar with Rails to a level where they can start developing applications, with fast prototyping. With only light coverage of Ruby, this course will focus more on why and how Rails is an interesting platform for development and how it can be highly productive. You won’t need much Ruby, so long as you don’t do a lot of business logic – and Ruby can be picked up fairly quickly by anyone with scripting and Object Oriented Programming skills.

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Jeremy Chatfield has been a programmer for more than 30 years, working on dating systems, the UNIX kernel, Interactive Voice Response services, word processors, manufacturing systems, and B2B and B2C websites in a range of programming languages. He has also been a University lecturer, a serial co-founder and serial CTO. He built his first commercial website in May 1994, using a mix of shell and awk scripts, and has since used Java, PHP, Perl, Python and RoR for sites for his own businesses and for clients. He’s also been an expert witness for a trial involving paid search and SEO and has been a Google recognised AdWords Help Forum Top Contributor.

 

 

 

 

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  • What is Rails?
  • Dev environment – Ruby Version Management & alternatives
  • MVC 2 & REST review
  • Creating a First App
  • Convention Over Configuration
  • Using Git – version control system
  • Pushing the App live on Heroku
  • Package Management and Gems
  • Active Scaffolding for Rapid Prototyping
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  • Your laptop, preferably with Ruby and Git already installed
  • GitHub account with your public/private key set up
  • Free Heroku account
  • Text editor that you can use for programming – we won’t be wanting or needing an IDE for this course; Rails coders often use TextMate on Mac

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We’ll give you resources to install and set up those tools a few weeks before the course. All details can be found at our Masterclass / Rails for Beginners Forum: http://techmeetups.com/groups/tech-masterclasses/forum/topic/rails-for-beginners/

 

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This year is the Year of Mobile! Again! And everyone has that killer idea for an awesome iPhone or iPad app but maybe not the skills to create it. Regardless of your technical expertise this Tech Masterclass is aimed to educate any from a novice level upwards. You could be a Project Manager, an Accountant or a silver surfer, if you’ve the aptitude and the willingness to learn this class is for you.

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The “Introduction to iOS Development” course will get you started with a first app and will teach you how to create full-featured iOS apps from scratch but, more importantly, will teach you how to continue expanding your knowledge and master the huge array of libraries and APIs in the Apple Software Development Kit.

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Paul Ardeleanu is a software engineer, user experience enthusiast and entrepreneur with a passion for data-driven mobile utilities.

He is the founder & CTO of Hello24 Ltd, a mobile agency based in London, UK, where he helps his clients understand the opportunities of the mobile world and create apps for Apple devices. He also enjoys introducing fresh minds to new technologies.

 

 

 

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  • Environment & Tools
  • Build the first app using storyboarding
  • Objective C Crash Course
  • Foundation & UIKit frameworks
  • Memory management and ARC
  • Interface design patterns & specialised View Controllers
  • Design patterns
  • Data persistence
  • Web Services
  • Location Services

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All details can be found at our Masterclass / iOS for Beginners Forum: http://techmeetups.com/groups/tech-masterclasses/forum/topic/rails-for-beginners/

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As part of the Tech Masterclass series we’re holding an introduction course to HTML5 and CSS. HTML5s core aims have been to improve the HTML language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices such as mobiles and tablets.

At TechMeetups we understand the need to always be at the forefront of technical advances that the world is embracing and we feel responsible to help our members achieve this too.

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Take developers who have a basic knowledge of previous versions of HTML/XHTML and Javascript and to educate them about the latest developments in HTML 5, CSS3 and how they work with Javascript. You’ll be introduced to Semantic elements and exciting new elements in HTML5 that allow media functionality across various browsers without the need for Flash.

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 John Le Drew has been working with web technologies for over 12 years and most recently has been working with companies in the UK and overseas helping them with a variety of technical conundrums; including a HTML5 powered CMS that is powering sites for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and NASA.

He is very much involved with the technical community, being on the organising committee for the annual conference, PHP UK and running the unconference at DPC/DMC 2012 earlier this year. He is also set to be running the unconference at PHPNW 2012, in October later this year.

John is passionate about good technical training and believes that training should be as hands on as possible with as much opportunity for one on one time with students. John is working with these evolving technologies right now and aims to bring his knowledge and experience to give students practical, real-world advice that they can apply immediately.

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  • Getting Started with HTML5
  • Exercise : Working with the new HTML5 semantic elements
  • Forms
  • Exercise : Creating usable HTML5 forms
  • CSS3
  • Exercise : Working with CSS3 in practice
  • Audio and Video
  • Exercise : Building custom HTML5 video and audio players

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To get the most out this course we recommend you have:

  • Previous experience with HTML
  • Basic knowledge of CSS
  • Basic knowledge of JavaScript
  • A laptop with Wifi Access, web browser and a text editor.

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All details can be found at our Masterclass / Intro to HTML5 & CSS3 Forum:
http://techmeetups.com/groups/tech-masterclasses/forum/topic/intro-to-html-5-css3/

 

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