Oct 22nd, 2008
For any heavy topic, there is one person who is “The Best”. For example, if you want to learn to write apps for Windows, Jeffrey Richter is the best person in the world to teach you.
Big Nerd Ranch is trying to attract the best. We don’t really care what the topic is — Cobol, hazardous materials handling, worm farming — if the best will come teach and a dozen people are willing to pay to take the class, we will put it on the schedule.
To help me create that environment, I have hired Gamble+Gamble as my new architects. I’ve been working primarily with Mike Gamble who is also a professor at Georgia Tech.
Here is what the firm looks like:
We are facing a few engineering challenges: city water, sewer, and gas will not reach the site for several years. So, we must deal with a well, a septic tank, and a buried propane tank. (Not to mention the normal engineering challenges of HVAC, hot water, electricity, water retention, and keeping the classroom ceiling from falling down.) So, the architects are “pencils up” for now while the civil and mechanical engineers work their magic.
Georgia has been in a drought, and some tired, ugly pines are battling with my lovely hardwoods for water. Next Wednesday, I am going to reduce a couple of those old pines to firewood. Mikey Ward and his chainsaw have graciously volunteered to help. Thanks, Mikey!
If you want to help or you want some free firewood, we will be at 9055 Terry Road, Fairburn GA, 30214 starting at around 10:30 AM. Follow the sound of the chainsaw.