updated 02:20 pm EDT, Thu October 27, 2005
PHP 5 Bootcamp
Big Nerd Ranch today announced the next iteration of , set for January 30th through February 3rd, 2006 in a retreat setting outside Atlanta, GA. The class instructor is Mark Fenoglio and offers five days of intensive class covering the ins and outs of PHP 5 development; it takes place at the Historic Banning Mills; Specific topics include developing mastery in using PHP to build modular websites and applications, understanding how PHP complements other web technologies such as CSS, XML and PDF, managing users and implementing rights hierarchies, and creating web services. The class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and from the Atlanta airport.
The course is specifically geared toward developers and project managers already familiar with scripting in HTML, WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) experts looking to break out of template-based web development, and veteran scripting developers seeking inclusion of PHP in their skill-set. The classroom is equipped with a T-1 connection, and all classroom computers are networked for internet access. Students have access to a G4 cube or iMac with 300MB of RAM and an LCD monitor, and classes span from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily, with breaks for lunch and an afternoon walk.