The Winter 2013 iOS Weekend Bootcamp will be held:

Saturday, March 9th
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Class
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Open Lab

Sunday, March 10th
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Class

The bootcamp will take place at:
Illinois Technology Association
200 S Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606

$800 Early Bird before February 15th
$950 After February 15th


This weekend bootcamp is an intensive 2-day introduction to mobile application development for iOS 6.

This bootcamp is open to the general public, and intended for software developers who are already fluent in at least one programming language.

Additional course information, including course description, prerequisites and syllabus can be found at:

This event is sponsored by the Illinois Technology Association, which is kindly providing space downtown to hold this event.

About the Bootcamp

Advances in mobile technologies are changing the way that individuals and businesses use computing devices. This bootcamp will instruct students on the fundamentals of mobile application development using Apple’s iOS SDK. An introduction to the Objective-C programming language, including memory management, object-oriented design, and the model-view-controller pattern, will be covered. Using iOS APIs and tools, such as Xcode, Interface Builder and Instruments, students will learn to create basic iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad applications. User interface and application design considerations specific to mobile technologies will also be explored.

Over the course of two days, students will be given a practice introduction to the iOS platform, assiting technologies and approaches necessary to build an iOS application. The bootcamp will consist of lectures, hands-on coding exercises and discussion. For more information, please consult the course website.

About the Instructor

Andrew Binkowski is a Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and a scientist at Argonne National Laboratory. He has been developing applications for the Macintosh platform for over 15 years and for iOS since its inception. He has developed and consulted on over 20 applications currently available in the App Store, several of which have been featured by Apple, including selections on the front page of the App Store. He is active in the development of standards and safeguards in educational software and has represented the interests on independent educational software developers in Washington D.C.

Andrew joined the University of Chicago's Masters Program in Computer Science in 2011, where he teaches Mobile Application Development, focusing on iOS technologies. 

In his day job, Andrew's research is focused on developing new techniques for computer-aided drug discovery and applying them to study targeted proteins from human pathogens causing emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.  He conducts large-scale computing simulation experiments on one of the world's largest supercomputers at Argonne and, ironically, teaches on the world’s most powerful computer you can fit in your pocket, the iPhone.

About the Organizers

This bootcamp is organized by the University of Chicago's Masters Program in Computer Science. Besides its regular academic offering to its students, the program also offers bootcamps to the general public on a variety of topics.

In its regular academic offering, the Masters Program in Computer Science gives its students a foundation in computer science and the skills required for an career in IT. The program can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes in the evenings to accommodate working professionals. Well-qualified students can earn their degree in one year. Our accelerated 9-course program features five core courses, including programming, databases, networks, systems and algorithms, and electives in advanced programming, mobile technologies, high-performance computing and web development. Motivated students without a background in mathematics and programming can get up to speed through our intensive math and programming bootcamp classes before taking core courses. 

Bootcamp Schedule

Day 1
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast and Set-up
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Class
12 p.m. -1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class
4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Open Lab

Day 2
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast and Set-up
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Class
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Class

Questions about the bootcamp can be sent to: