SNDMSP: An iPad/Tablet Quick Course Guide

Welcome to Minneapolis. You’re here at the best time of year in the Twin Cities – leave your shovels at home! – for one of SND’s marquee training events of 2013: The Minneapolis iPad and Tablet Design Quick Course, brought to you by the society and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The training event takes place Friday and Saturday, hosted by the Star Tribune and the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Journalism Center.

Over two days — July 12-13 — we’ll get you online, build your understanding of code, backfill the gaps and teach you to search for the answers when you are on your own.  And have some fun along the way.

Team leaders: Chris Courtney and Yuri Victor. Chris is a developer for the Chicago Tribune’s News Application team, and Yuri designs news applications for He has previously worked in digital content and design for the San Diego Union Tribune, Gannett Co., The Indianapolis Star and the Times of Munster, Ind.

Cost: Free for SND members. Just $25 for non-members.

When: Sessions run 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

What you need: A laptop and your registration confirmation. Register here. And of course, if you have an iPad or tablet, bring it.

Where: Murphy Hall (Room 100) on the campus of the University of Minnesota. For driving and transit directions, click here.

Hotel: The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 379-8888.  When booking, ask for the “University Business” rate.

A special happy hour event: Join us after the Friday session for a design discussion, cold drinks and hot wings.  A handful of established Twin Cities web designers will share their thoughts, approaches and answer questions during this professionals roundtable. The event takes place at Buffalo Wild Wings on the U of M campus and has generously been sponsored by the University’s Minnesota Journalism Center.  If one of your goals is to get insight from the best in the business, here’s your shot.

Dinner on Saturday: For those hanging around after Saturday’s session, we’ll trek to dinner nearby.  We’ll pass a sign-up sheet around during the training sessions.

Twitter hashtag: #sndmsp

Contact: Chris Carr (@pacecarr; [email protected]) or Josh Crutchmer (@sportsdesigner; [email protected]) of the Star Tribune.

About Josh Crutchmer

is design and graphics editor at The Plain Dealer.

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