New: Online thoughtbot Workshops

Chad Pytel

Today, I’m happy to launch a new online version of our Design for Developers workshop.

We’ve been giving our workshops in Boston for over four years now, and we’ve since expanded them to our new San Francisco office. During that time, we’ve received requests from people around the world asking to take our workshops online. However, we did not want to offer our workshops online until we felt we’d achieved the same intensive, hands-on nature of the in-person version.

We think we’ve figured it out. Here’s how it works:

Instead of taking place in our office over two days, the online version takes place over the course of a month. You pick a project of your own. This can be anything from your personal site, to a side project, to something you’re working on at your job. Each week, we release a pre-recorded video on a design topic and give you a workshop to apply to your project. Throughout the week you work through the workshop, emailing us questions you have along the way. We then hold office hours via group chat, where we have a group critique of your work.

We believe that this hybrid approach will replicate the success of our in person workshop, and we’re excited to bring this to developers around the world.

We’d love to have you take this course. You can sign up now and the course begins Friday, November 2nd, 2012.