New Apache Bootcamp May 17-21, 2004 With Instructor Rich
Bowen, Hosted by the Big Nerd Ranch

ATLANTA, March 23, 2004 — Building on its growing
reputation for offering state-of-the-art classes tailored to
meet the demands of constantly evolving technology, the Big
Nerd Ranch announces the newest offering in its family of
classes, Apache Bootcamp. The retreat facility located in
wooded rolling hills outside of Atlanta offers Apache server
administrators and web application developers an opportunity
to spend 5 days learning the nuts and bolts of building,
configuring and securing an Apache server with introductions
to developing web server applications with CGI, PHP, and
mod_perl. This course addresses the needs of very large and
complex Apache installations including virtual hosts and
clustering with mod_proxy.

The Big Nerd Ranch, in cooperation with Cooper MacGregor,
has tapped the extensive knowledge and expertise of one of
the seminal leaders in Apache server administration and
development, Rich Bowen. In addition to being a member of
the Apache Software Foundation where he is part of the
Apache Web Server Documentation team, Mr. Bowen is the
author of “Apache Server Unleashed,” “Apache Cookbook,” and
“Apache Administrator’s Handbook,” of which the latter will
be used as the course textbook.

When asked to evaluate the importance and value of the
Apache Bootcamp class, Mr. Bowen said, “Name any ten
companies. Seven of those use Apache servers. To be
competitive in server administration, one must have a firm
grounding in the fundamentals of Apache Server.”

“In a world where continuing education comes at a premium,
but mastery of emerging technologies is a must, the Big Nerd
Ranch makes a concerted effort to develop curricula that is
not only intellectually exciting but also pertinent and
marketable to the industries our students serve,” said Aaron
Hillegass, Big Nerd Ranch founder. “Our students expect and
demand that the Big Nerd Ranch stay abreast of the furious
pace of technology while still providing solid,
well-planned, and quality instruction.”

The class will emphasize five major areas of discussion:
the Fundamentals of the Apache Server (including migrating
existing servers to the new release of Apache 2.0), Server
Configuration, Dynamic Content, Security and Auditing, and
Standard and Special Purpose Modules, including WebDAV. For
a complete syllabus, please visit

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes
for Unix and Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting
outside Atlanta, GA. Class price of $3500 includes lodging,
all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab
access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport.
Students are encouraged to bring independent projects to
class, allowing for input from classmates and individual
instructor attention. For more information, call
678-595-6773 or visit