Some of you who know me, know that I roughly split my professional time between development and training. I’ve been lucky to have some success over the years, and I’ve managed to build up a pretty good rapport with local universities and colleges. Like any relationship, after a while, your input starts to be highly trusted, and I’m fortunate to find myself in this situation. It has put me in a position recently to get a new course on the books at area schools, I’ve called it “Building a Web Application: Concept to Completion Workshop”. Why do you care? It’s a course on how to build a web application using CodeIgniter and other “web 2.0” technologies.
We’re going to plan, wireframe, mockup and build a full-on, functional web-application. I’m not sure what exactly yet, but it’ll be something practical, and not a complex example of “hello world”. It’ll be data-intensive, and I’ll probably release the final product under the GPL, just like BambooInvoice.
The first run is going to be in North Toronto at Seneca College’s Markham Campus. If I get any interest from around Hamilton, I also have permission to start up a course at McMaster University.
Here’s the “official” course description.
If you are interested, the first run will be May 8/9 (don’t worry, there’ll be more). You can enroll online at Seneca College’s online enrollment. If you do enroll, please contact me or leave a comment here - I’d love to know in advance who is going to be there. And for the record, I don’t get commission or anything silly like that, I’m only blogging about this since I think its an exciting opportunity to bring part of the CodeIgniter community together, and to show that CI is raising its profile every day.
My ambitious plans include a CodeIgniter textbook to accompany this that I’ll write but that probably won’t get done for May 8/9 (who knows… its started, now its a question of finding the time).