Looking for a Cocoa mentor

  • Hello,

    I'm on the hunt for a Cocoa mentor.  Back when I was developing for
    OS 9  I was fortunate to have a mentor and I've been bogged down in
    the Cocoa learning curve for a long time.  Only recently did I
    realize that the thing I would really like is a mentor.  That is,
    somebody more knowledgeable than me (not hard to do) willing to
    entertain my newbie questions surrounding a couple of simple learning
    apps that I'd like to build.  I'.m figuring some email, maybe a phone
    call once in a while and if you're in the D.C. area a trip to the
    coffee shop occasionally (my nickel).

    Thanks.

    -Rob
  • If you are serious about learning Cocoa I'd highly recommend taking one of
    the Cocoa classes offered by BNR: http://www.bignerdranch.com/schedule.shtml

    I learned in a week what would've taken several difficult months.  The class
    isn't cheap but either is my time so I came out WAY ahead (IMHO).

    HTH,
    CxT

    On 10/28/07, Rob Cohen <rcohen...> wrote:
    >
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm on the hunt for a Cocoa mentor.  Back when I was developing for
    > OS 9  I was fortunate to have a mentor and I've been bogged down in
    > the Cocoa learning curve for a long time.  Only recently did I
    > realize that the thing I would really like is a mentor.  That is,
    > somebody more knowledgeable than me (not hard to do) willing to
    > entertain my newbie questions surrounding a couple of simple learning
    > apps that I'd like to build.  I'.m figuring some email, maybe a phone
    > call once in a while and if you're in the D.C. area a trip to the
    > coffee shop occasionally (my nickel).
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > -Rob
    >
  • I found this note about a DC-area Mac developer gathering tonight.
    It's on Chris Hanson's blog:

    http://nscodernight.com/?p=7

    I also second the advice on Big Nerd Ranch--it was a very
    cost-effective way to get up to speed on the material (both at the
    Cocoa Boot Camp and at the OpenGL Boot Camp).

    Hal
  • On Oct 30, 2007, at 12:53 PM, Hal Mueller wrote:

    > I found this note about a DC-area Mac developer gathering tonight.
    > It's on Chris Hanson's blog:
    >
    > http://nscodernight.com/?p=7

    Thanks for the plug!  If you're interested in meeting other Cocoa
    developers in your area, definitely check out NSCoder Night or start
    your own.  It's a great way for everybody to leverage each others'
    learning; just being around other people can help you fill in
    knowledge gaps.  It's one of the reasons I started attending PSIG and
    CAWUG in Chicago, and why I love CocoaHeads as well.

    I hope with NSCoder Night we don't overwhelm the folks in Orchard
    Valley Coffee tonight for the Silicon Valley get-together, or in
    Panera at Tyson's Corner for the Washington DC get-together.

    I guess I should say "aren't overwhelming" for the Washington DC get-
    together since it's taking place right now -- in fact, it's almost over!

      -- Chris
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