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Big Nerd Ranch

Average Rating4.82
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Big Nerd Ranch is a mobile app development and design firm and training company that has led one-week intensive bootcamps since 2001. Hosted at their Atlanta, Georgia campus, courses focus on mobile development in iOS and Android as well as front-end web development, Python, full stack and React. Students are taught how to learn in order to stay ahead in the tech world. Students learn how to create digital products that stand out, and are able to connect with instr...

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  • Mark Boszko
    Video Producer • Student • iOS Essentials with Swift • Atlanta
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    Mar 12, 2020
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    Intense, dedicated learning experience with little interruption

    Pros:
    • Almost everything is included in the package — hotel, food, ground transportation, and the class itself. A shuttle even picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel.
    • The fact that you're in one location for a whole week with nothing to do but learn is the best part about this.
    • The class is pretty intense. It's split between lectures and then working through a tutorial chapter in the book covering the same material. It seems l...
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  • Mike
    Developer • Graduate • Atlanta
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    May 19, 2018
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    Worth every penny..

    The complete immersion into the subject matter is fantastic. I attended the iOS Dev and by the end of the course, I was not only skilled but confident in those skills. I am now a fulltime iOS dev.

    I have recommended BNR to colleagues that have gone and loved it as well. I will be going back shortly to add Kotlin to my bag of tricks.

    The format is well thought out and the material builds on itself nicly. 

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  • François-Olivier Leblanc
    iOS developer • Graduate • Advanced iOS • Atlanta
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    Apr 29, 2018
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    Absolutely worth it

    The biggest thing I got from the bootcamp is that I actually got rid of my impostor syndrome. Being there, following along every lesson, learning a ton, I left with a confidence that I did not have before. 

    At the end of the week, I was able to manually draw a graph in Swift, based on dynamic data and to integrate it in a Objective-C code base.

    Every detail of the bootcamp is well thought out. The overall experience is absolutely fantastic. 

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  • Cindy Yates
    Graduate • iOS Essentials with Swift • Monterey
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    Apr 19, 2018
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    Highly Recommended

    I attended the iOS Essentials with Swift bootcamp in Monterey. The Asilomar Conference center is beautiful and very comfortable. I was new to iOS programmng and so, for me, the pace was very fast. The course proved to be an excellent foundation for me to build upon. I am looking forward to attending an Advance course when I feel like I have progressed enough to benefit from it. I had wanted to attend a Big Nerd Ranch bootcamp for quite some and was not disappointed at all. 

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  • Anna Sherman
    Developer • Graduate • Accelerated iOS with Swift • Atlanta
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    Apr 18, 2018
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    Phenomenal iOS and Swift Bootcamp

    Big Nerd Ranch knows how to put on a bootcamp!

    The curriculum was thorough and easy to follow. The instructors were engaging and very knowledgeable. If they didn't know an answer off the top of their heads they would help me find the answer.

    The location, Stone Mountain Resort, was breath taking and extremely comfortable. All of my needs were taken care of and provided the perfect environment to focus on learning.

    I cannot recommend this bootcamp enough to anyone wh...

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  • Larry Staton Jr.
    Graduate • Atlanta
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    Apr 07, 2018
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    Life Changing

    The Big Nerd Ranch changed my life. I was working as a lawyer and writing software on the side. I wanted to transition to writing software full-time, but I didn't have the confidence to make the switch. I heard about the Big Nerd Ranch from a friend and I decided to attend a seven-day bootcamp in Atlanta. I took a week off of work and drove to Atlanta for the class. I was very nervous because I wasn't a professional software developer and I didn't have a computer science degree. The first ...

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  • Brent Schooley
    Developer Evangelist • Graduate • Monterey
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    Apr 04, 2018
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    Highly recommend a Boot Camp at Monterey

    Being able to take a week away from the hustle and bustle of your daily workflow to focus on learning a new skill is an amazing resource. That is exactly how Big Nerd Ranch is set up and let me tell you, it works.

    I chose to attend the Android Essentials Boot Camp after having attended an Advanced iOS Boot Camp in the past. I chose Monterey because the location is on a campground with cabins (many of which include fireplaces), great food at the three scheduled meals per day (as wel...

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  • Mark Lowther
    iOS Engineer • Graduate • Advanced iOS • Monterey
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    Apr 04, 2018
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    Awesome experience

    Attended Big Nerd Ranch Advanced iOS Bootcamp. This was a very fast paced course. I was initially concerned that I would not retain much of what was covered. However, as I began to apply what I had learned, I quickly realized the value of this course.

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  • Michael Roedel
    Digital Communications Administrator • Graduate • iOS Essentials with Swift • Atlanta
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    Apr 04, 2018
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    By far the best!

    I've participated in other boot camps but BNR is the best! I've attended two so far (both in iOS) and will be back for more. You'll leave inspired to tackle any projects you can dream up.

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  • Bruce Carter
    Senior Systems Engineer • Graduate • Atlanta
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    Apr 03, 2018
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    iOS Essentials with Objective-C

    This course was an excellent, though high intensity, introduction to iOS programming with Objective-C.  Clearly this is an older course, and I have since gone on with the books to Swift, but Joe Conway did an excellent job with this hands on course, keeping everybody together on the same page and steadily progressing.  I have been a developer/programmer for a long time, and I was glad that I completed the preparatory steps that were listed in the registration material.  I'm not much for th...

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  • Del Brown
    Lead iOS Developer • Graduate • Advanced iOS • Atlanta
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    Apr 03, 2018
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    Advanced iOS

    I highly recommend Big Nerd Ranch bootcamps:

    The instructors are very knowledgable The instructors work hard to help you with any current work problems/challenges related to the class topic Big Nerd Ranch provides ways to stay in touch afer the class Big Nerd Ranch provides an atmosphere where you can really focus on the material You *really* get to nerd out
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  • Nic Ollis
    Advanced iOS • Atlanta
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    Apr 03, 2018
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    Highly Recommend Going

    I was very lucky to be able to go to the advance iOS bootcamp and it is worth every penny if not more. You come out so prepaired and ready to take you iOS apps to the next level. 

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How much does Big Nerd Ranch cost?

Big Nerd Ranch costs around $5,200. On the lower end, some Big Nerd Ranch courses like Front-End Essentials cost $4,200.

What courses does Big Nerd Ranch teach?

Big Nerd Ranch offers courses like Accelerated iOS with Swift, Advanced Android, Advanced iOS, Android Essentials and 2 more.

Where does Big Nerd Ranch have campuses?

Big Nerd Ranch has an in-person campus in Atlanta.

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