Asheville, NC – February 20, 2002 – The Big Nerd Ranch annouces a week of
Cocoa training March 18-22, 2002 in Asheville, NC.

After a successful MacWorld Expo and the Addison-Wesley release of Cocoa
Programming for Mac OS X, Big Nerd Ranch founder Aaron Hillegass is back to
teaching Cocoa at the Ranch. Aaron has more than 7 years of experience
consulting and teaching for Apple and NeXT Computer.

“The reviews and responses to my book have been wonderful – I’ve had so
many rock star moments. Thanks to everyone who read, reviewed, and raved.
Now it’s time to get back to the classroom and teach the next batch of
Cocoa developers. I can’t wait for them to have their own rock star
-Aaron Hillegass

Students in the March class will discover the “Lost Chapter” on creating
and controlling Unix processes from Cocoa applications. In addition,
individual projects are welcome, allowing for expert assistance from the
instructor and from fellow students. Finally, the topics from Cocoa
Programming for Mac OS X will be covered in greater depth than in the book,
with ample opportunity for discussion. View the syllabus.

The Big Nerd Ranch provides intensive training for developers of all levels
in a mountain lodge outside Asheville, NC. Class fee includes original
course materials, five days of training, room and board at the Ranch,
24-hour computer lab access, and a Big Nerd Ranch coffee mug and t-shirt.
Ten seats remain for the March class. For additional information, call
(404) 210-5663, visit, or email