Don Miller

Information & Communications Technology

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Detroit, Michigan, United States

Don Miller

Director of TouchStone Digital marketing agency

Don is a prominent voice in the field of software engineering who leads high-value development projects. He’s widely regarded for his technical skills, as a developer of mobile and web applications, and for his broad understanding of databases and information systems. His reputation as a reliable, entrepreneurial expert who manages teams of developers to build quality software is well deserved. Don is committed to providing technical solutions through effective programming and project management. Yet, even with his extensive knowledge, Don communicates technical concepts well to the uninitiated. In fact, he’s a popular speaker who frequently shares insight from his 20+ years of building custom desktop, web, and mobile software to groups around the country. A graduate of the University of Toledo, Don gives back to the school by molding and updating the curriculum via advisory committees and teaching classes to future programmers.

Current sessions

Breaking the Ice with iOS Development

This is a beginners class to start developing iPhone applications using iOS. Just bring your Mac laptop installed with Xcode 10 and you will create your first "Hello World!" application in the first hour of the day.

This session will give you the knowledge to start building iOS applications using Xcode and Swift. You will use Xcode Playgrounds to dive into Swift and to practice after the class. It will also give you the understanding of terminology to help follow along on other online trainings. Each topic includes some instruction time and some hands-on lab time. The material presented will also be available after the class has completed in an opensource GitHub repository.

This introduction class was designed by Don Miller (Kinship) using his consulting background and teaching experience for his iOS development class at the University of Toledo.

Firing Up Your iOS Apps

iOS Apps can be fun to build, but rarely do you have a stand alone app. You are either connecting to a 3rd party API or building a web server to get and push data too. Firebase makes it easy to handle all of the behind the scene details needed for a mobile app. In this session you will learn how to install Firebase to use with Xcode and utilize the analytics, database, storage, and authentication. There will be some information on the other features that are available too.