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Books, Conferences and Classes...oh my.

Some of you may know this (or at least guessed at it, if you follow my twitter feed), but I'm currently working on a book about iOS development for Peachpit press. If there's anything you'd like to see (or not see) in a book, please let me know. I've added a few Book pages to this site where we can have discussions about the book, errata and source code.

The book is titled "Creating iOS Apps: Develop and Design." It was originally scheduled to be out in a month or so, but it looks like we may delay things to see what Apple announces at WWDC. I strongly suspect Apple will make some iOS 5.0 announcements, that we will want to include--and who knows when the NDA will lift on those. So, I'm kind of preparing myself for a September release.

In other news, I will be at WWDC this year--as tempting as it is to just cash out and sell my ticket on e-bay. I'm really excited. This is only my second time attending. My first was 2004, when I managed to score a student scholarship. Let me tell you, it's a lot different when you have to pony up your own money to go.

I still don't have all the logistics worked out. I think I'm going to fly my kids to Florida, where they'll spend the week vacationing with their grandparents. Then, I'll fly back to Columbus, OH and pick them up again. We may spend another week there. That way I don't have to pay for another week of summer camp. I figure that alone will pay for the extra flights.

Finally, as the book writing slows down, I'm starting to ramp up my plans to teach iOS classes. If you're in the Houston area, and you're at all interested, please fill out the form on my Classes page. I'm still in the planning stages, so your input could help shape how these classes are organized.

That's it for now,