Atlanta, GA – March 14, 2005 – Find your Core Values: Core Mac OS X
Bootcamp June 13-17, 2005

Afficionados of the Big Nerd Ranch way will celebrate the latest
offering of Core Bootcamp for Mac OS X. The bootcamp offers a richer
and more intensive study of Unix programming by examining the
underpinnings of the OS X operating system. In five short days,
students will review Daemons, Multiprocessing and Multithreading,
Rendezvous, FileManager, Performance tools like sampling and CHUD, and
networking with Berkley sockets, TCP/IP and UDP. Its section on the
debugger is one of the highlights of class, allowing students to fully
utilize the debugger in their application development efforts.

Instructor Mark Dalrymple said, “Core Bootcamp delves into the nuts and
bolts behind Mac OS X and Unix. Many Unix-based classes will give an
overview, but this is an opportunity for students to really understand
the conceptual framework through which applications are developed and
function on a network. It doesn’t get much better than this.”

The course textbook, a joint project between Mark Dalrymple and Aaron
Hillegass, is Core Mac OS X and Unix Programming. This book has been
hailed by critics as one of the fundamental texts available on advanced
Mac OS X programming. The course follows the basic outline provided by
the book, providing an overview of key elements of programming in this
environment, while also addressing potential snafus that might arise
during development.

Mark Dalrymple has been a Mac programmer since 1985 and a Unix
programmer since 1990. As a Mac developer, Mark contributed to the AOL
3.0 client and served as chief architect of an internal publishing tool
for Mac AOL. As a Unix developer, he contributed code and developer
documentation to the Galaxy cross-platform toolkit. Currently, Mark
co-locates and manages a Linux server and is the author of the BOLTS
technical columns at MacEdition.

For the 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