we have amazing news for you.
Imagine getting a 5-day BigNerdRanch.com Android Bootcamp with Mark Murphy, the author of 'The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development', worth 3500$ for free
[align=center]We have one giveaway for one of you fellow Androids.[/align]
How can I participate
[align=center]All you need to reply to this thread and make 4[sup]+[/sup] Android-Development related posts here on anddev.org before March 1[sup]st[/sup] 23:59 UTC+0.
Why? Check the Prerequisites![/align]
Who will win and who can win
Everyone can win [sub](check the prerequisites)[/sub]
How we will pick:
If any of these fails, we restart at '1.'
- We will randomly pick one of the people responding to this article
- We will check if he has done the 4[sup]+[/sup] Android-Development related posts here on anddev.org
- Check if he meets the prerequisites (Basic Java Knowledge)
- We ask the person if he is willing to take the prize
Class price includes all class materials, a luxury room, three delicious meals a day, a stylish Big Nerd Ranch t-shirt, and ground transportation to and from the airport. Plan to arrive the afternoon or evening before your class begins and depart on the last day of your class after 4 PM.
Are there prerequisites
Please ensure that you meet these prerequisites, to keep trouble as low as possible.
- Basic Knowledge in Java programming
- Time to participate on the given 5 days (Monday March 16[sup]th[/sup] to Friday March 20[sup]th[/sup] 2009)
- Somehow manage to get to the Atlanta Airport, where you get picked up (Check 'Arrival & Departure information' below)
- Basic experience developing graphical user interfaces will be helpful.
- Students desiring preparatory reading prior to class should visit http://code.google.com/android/
What will I learn
For a full schedule check out: http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/android.shtml
- Layouts & Widgets
- Dealign with Threads
- Android Lifecycle Management
- Content Providers
- Services & Permissions
- Locaton based Services
- Playing Media
- and many many more...
Where & When is it
The bootcamp will last from Monday March 16[sup]th[/sup] to Friday March 20[sup]th[/sup] 2009 and is located in the Historic Banning Mills in Atlanta, Georgia.In North America, our classes are taught in a carefully chosen retreat center one hour southwest of metro Atlanta. Your needs can be accommodated with minimal distraction. The quiet atmosphere and beautiful scenery allow you to relax and focus on learning.
Our luxury accommodations are spacious rooms with queen-sized beds, private baths, private decks and spectacular views.
We have spared no expense to create a state-of-the-art classroom. Each student gets to use an iMac G5. This is the ultimate combination of power, silence, and comfort. The projection system is bright and clear.
Who will teach the class
Your teacher will be Mark Murphy the author of the well known Android-book: 'The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development'. I do not know him personally, but over the last 1½ of my Android years I have seen him giving many many really helpful and easy to understand advice to fellow Androids.[align=center][/align]
Android Instructor Mark Murphy brings to you 25 years of programming experience, and has served as a developer trainer and consultant for nearly two decades. He is the founder of CommonsWare and the author of The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development.
Mark has written training courses for CollabNet on open source licensing and the use of CollabNet's flagship SourceCast collaborative software development tools, delivered to firms such as Nokia, HP, Sun, and RealNetworks. As a developer, he has slung code on behalf of firms like FedEx and American Management Systems.
Mark has been involved with mobile development since the early days of the Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML) in 1996, his PageBlazer Web development IDE was the first to support creating applications that served both to the Web and to wireless devices.
What do I have to pay
The only thing you have to manage is to get a flight to Atlanta, where you will be picked up.
Is there Arrival & Departure information
Participants arrive on Sunday, March 15. If they're flying in, they arrive at the Atlanta airport (ATL), and they need to plan an arrival time of 7 PM or before. We pick people up in shuttles at 2 PM, 5 PM and 8 PM and transport them to the lodge (about 45 minutes away).
For the return trip, they'll need to book a flight for 4 PM or later on March 20. Again, we provide a shuttle back to the airport at 1 PM.
Are there any restrictions
The prize can not be transfered to another person, class or date.
There's no monetary value to the prize - the winner must use the free ticket or pass it on for another random drawing.
Oh my god ...wish I could participate myself
If you are the lucky winner: Please send us some photos of this Android Heaven
[align=center]Good luck [/align]
Note: BigNerdRanch.com is responsible for this giveaway.
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