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We’ve got a full schedule of awesome workshops running in the next few months, including a few special offerings.

Chad Pytel will be teaching a new workshop aimed at experienced developers on Rails Antipatterns, following up on the Rails Antipatterns book that he wrote with Tammer Saleh. The workshop will run first in our Boston office on June 6 and 7, and then again a week later at the Engine Yard office in San Francisco. A big thanks to the folks at Engine Yard for helping to make this workshop a reality.

Another workshop aimed at experienced developers is our Scaling Rails workshop. We’ll be covering architecture, front-end performance, making SQL fast, background processes, caching, load testing, and debugging. In other words, how to make your app go “vrrrrroooom!” If you’re interested in attending this workshop, fill our your email address on the workshop page and we’ll notify you when we schedule a date.

We’ll also be running an Intro to iOS workshop on June 20 & 21. It will be taught by Marshall Huss – winner of the the 2009 Railsconf Poker Tournament – from Two Guys, who we previously teamed up with to bring the iOS notifer to Hoptoad. We contacted Marshall because we wanted internal iOS training for developers at thoughtbot. That conversation led to us opening the workshop to others who want top quality training.

June will also see our next session of Design for Developers on June 13th and 14th. The feedback we received from the first two sessions was that students wanted more time in class to learn and work on their projects. In response, we’re now running this workshop for two full days, from 9am to 5pm.

We hope to see you at one of our workshops soon!