This weekend I attempted to teach iOS programming to a class of 11 people. Although I had specified that people should have a mac with Snow Leopard and XCode installed, and familiarity with the C programming language, 8 of the 11 present did not. The writeup for the course said it was great for beginners, no prior knowledge assumed, and I didn’t read over the writeup before it went up.
A true iPhone dev camp costs $1000+, is an entire intense weekend (16 hours+), and is fully staffed. I was charging $75 for 4 hours – I couldn’t possibly offer the same level of education.
I’m going to make it up to the 6 people who did not demand their money back, with an intro to C, followed by a re-presentation of the iphone material, as Beta version two.