re:build Academy

What will you learn?

In Bootstrapping iOS, you‘ll start at the fundamentals, learning the basics of C, Objective C, Cocoa Touch and Foundation Kit. By the end of the class you‘ll have created an application with Interface Builder that interacts with the network and Core Data, uses Grand Central Dispatch and is deployed on your phone. Along the way you‘ll pick up valuable tips and experience to help you debug your app, profile its performance and deploy it to the App Store. Here's a detailed list of learning objectives.

Students are expected to have an Apple laptop, install the XCode SDK and have a valid Apple iOS Developer Account before attending the class.

Who's it for?

This course is designed for software developers who want an intensive, all inclusive overview of iOS development. You should be comfortable with at least one programming language. Not sure if you're the right fit? Email us!

Your Instructor

Chris Zelenak is an Indianapolis based software developer and partner in Fastest Forward. He's worked on iOS apps for private release, App Store Top 10 releases, and many in between. You can read more about Chris on his Twitter feed (@netshade) or his personal blog.


This class will be held at the 4th Floor Board Room of the Indiana History Center. Lunch is provided every day, so all you've got to worry about is getting there!