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  • Title: Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: .. Idea Foundry: Training by Collective Idea.. Hands-on Training Takes a Holiday.. Ruby on Rails.. New dates coming soon!.. More Info.. Advanced Rails.. Behavior Driven Development.. ExpressionEngine.. Medical Imaging by Example.. iPhone & iPad Development.. jQuery.. We're.. changing expectations.. with a unique take on training that's receiving.. rave reviews.. Take a vacation from uninspiring courses.. We start with a beautiful venues in.. downtown Holland, Michigan.. and.. South Austin, TX.. We then add accomplished instructors and hands-on learning with small class sizes.. We top it off with optional outings, industry networking, and affordable pricing.. Come learn with us, bring the family, and experience a new kind of training.. Just what I needed.. Jim Hollingsworth, Solon Solutions.. I got more than my money's worth.. Mary Ellen Slater, SlaterStudios.. the best training experience I've ever had.. Bree Rodrigues, eBree.. Idea Foundry at SXSW.. March 13,  ...   if you re nearby.. We ll be doing drawings for books each day and maybe you ll get lucky and get a t-shirt too!.. Upcoming Training.. Latest Blog Posts.. Be Nice, Win a copy of Learning jQuery.. February 18, 2010.. Private Workshops.. December 11, 2009.. View more posts.. Latest Photos.. View more photos.. Follow Us.. Subscribe to Blog.. Subscribe to Calendar.. Follow us on Twitter.. Be a fan on Facebook.. Get Email Updates.. Name:.. Email:.. Contact Us.. Questions or Comments? Want to bring our training to you? Email us at.. hello@ideafoundry.. info.. and we'll get right back to you.. Other Opportunities.. We frequently host private classes and one-on-one training upon request.. Want to sponsor a seat or partner with us on a class? We'd be happy to talk to you.. © 2008–2014.. Collective Idea.. Contact us at.. We look forward to seeing you!..

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  • Title: Ruby on Rails - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: Overview.. Speakers.. Venue.. Schedule.. Register.. Blog.. Contact.. June 23.. –.. 26.. —.. Holland, Michigan.. Learn to achieve.. sustainable productivity.. with Rails from a team of.. experienced instructors.. You'll gain hands-on experience with Rails with ample one-on-one learning opportunities.. So whether you're coming from another language, or you're brand new to coding, you'll walk away with practical experience and with confidence in your ability to use Rails effectively.. Topics we'll cover include.. Configure and install Ruby and Rails.. Learn the basics of the Ruby language.. Build a Rails application using iterative, test-driven development (.. TDD.. ).. Leverage ActiveRecord with migrations, associations, validations, and callbacks.. Build flexible layouts with rich forms.. Use routing to create friendly URLs.. Build interactive apps with Ajax with.. RJS.. Find and use plugins.. Send emails with ActionMailer.. Understand deployment options with Capistrano.. Effortlessly add.. REST.. ful web services with resources.. Understand Rails' opinions and how to embrace or override them.. Location.. CityFlats Hotel.. The Ruby on Rails training will be held at the.. located.. 61 East 7th Street.. in.. Holland.. ,.. Michigan.. 49423.. Latitude:.. 42.. 791377.. , Longitude:.. -86.. 103975.. Recently.. certified.. LEED.. Gold.. , CityFlats is a beautiful and comfortable venue for the week.. CityFlats.. is offering a great rate of $109/night, discounted from $189, for the training.. Contact us for details..  ...   9am–4pm each day.. From 4–5pm, you can ask one-on-one questions, get feedback on personal projects, or head out on the town.. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.. Evenings.. You ll have chances to explore the nearby.. beaches.. restaurants.. shopping.. , or the next-door.. microbrewery.. Things to bring and take home.. A Laptop.. Any.. OS.. will do.. We use Macs, but are friendly towards Windows, Linux, or whatever else you may have.. We'll help you get set up before you come.. The first day, we'll give you a book of everything we'll cover in the training.. You'll also get access to all the source code we use in examples.. Friends Family.. We warmly welcome you to bring your family or significant other (we've even had roommates and pets).. They're welcome to join us at our evening events, and there is lots to do within walking distance during the day.. We're glad to give suggestions.. So whether you stick with the group or go off on your own, you'll enjoy your stay.. Weather.. September weather in Michigan can go either way, so bring shorts and a jacket.. Averages range from 73°.. F.. down to 52°.. Future classes are in the works.. Stay tuned for the new dates!.. Want to bring a class to you? Email us at..

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  • Title: Advanced Rails - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: March 23.. Alexandria, VA.. Spend four days.. advancing.. your.. skills with a team of.. This survey of Advanced Rails topics will give you new tricks and ideas to take your Rails apps to the next level.. If you've been using Rails but don't feel like you've mastered it yet, this course is for you.. Caching, performance tuning optimizing.. Building and Consuming web services.. Deployment Capistrano.. Integration tests, RSpec Cucumber.. Refactoring an existing app.. Advanced Data Structures including Nested Sets Trees, State Machines and Polymorphic Associations.. Working with multiple databases.. Writing plugins.. Patching Rails.. Brandon Keepers.. Brandon has been teaching on Ruby and Rails across the.. US.. and Australia.. When not teaching Ruby on Rails, Brandon codes it  ...   before it was cool, Daniel knows the ins and outs of the framework and tries to speak (and.. blog.. ) about Rails at every opportunity.. Hotel Monaco Alexandria.. The Advanced Rails training will be held at the.. 480 King Street.. Alexandria.. VA.. 22314.. 38.. 80461.. -77.. 0445.. 'sidebars/venue' %>.. Where to Stay.. is offering a great rate of $219/night, discounted from $309, for the training.. Mention.. when you make your reservation.. You ll have chances to explore Old Town's nearby.. restaurants, shopping nightlife.. , or hop on the Metro for the quick ride to.. Washington, DC.. March weather in the DC-area is quite nice, but you'll want jacket.. Averages range from 50°.. down to 37°.. at night..

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  • Title: Behavior Driven Development - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: June 02.. 5.. Evolve your.. development processes.. by.. focusing on the behavior.. from the outside-in.. Testing is for testers.. Learn to express the behavior of your applications from the outside-in, one step at a time.. Spend four days learning.. using.. RSpec.. Cucumber.. in the context of a Ruby on Rails application.. With ample one-on-one learning opportunities, you'll gain hands-on experience with the tools and techniques that drive.. BDD.. Introduction.. Background.. RSpec.. Cucumber.. BDD Cycle.. Tools: Webrat, Selenium.. Getting started w/Cucumber.. Describing features.. Automating acceptance criteria.. Steps and step definitions.. Cucumber configuration.. Background, Callbacks, Hooks, Tags.. Scenario Outlines.. Getting started w/RSpec..  ...   Webrat, Selenium.. Views.. Controllers.. Models.. Helpers.. POROs.. Real World Practices, Techniques.. Selenium integration.. Presenters.. Test Data Builders.. Speaker.. Zach Dennis.. A co-author of.. The RSpec Book.. and frequent contributor to the RSpec codebase, Zach knows a thing or two about Behavior Driven Development.. When he s not coming up with new testing techniques for his clients at.. Mutually Human Software.. he s blogging about it at.. continuousthinking.. com.. The Behavior Driven Development training will be held at the.. June weather in Michigan is usually beautiful so bring shorts but pack a light jacket.. Averages range from 79°.. down to 55°..

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  • Title: ExpressionEngine - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: September 09.. 12.. Learn.. from an accomplished instructor who literally.. wrote.. the book.. We did the first ever ExpressionEngine training, and it was such a hit that we keep making it better.. We're giving you the best: Mike Boyink of.. Train-ee.. Whether you're looking to get into.. EE.. or trying to brush up your skills now that 2.. 0 is out, this is the course for you.. Join us and learn in a comfortable, fun environment.. Brief history of.. Review of the.. EEcosystem.. Getting a conceptual understanding of.. EE Control Panel Overview.. What's new in.. 2.. Basics of coding in.. - tags and loops.. EE linking variables.. Loading an  ...   to power the visual design.. Implementing.. channels, custom fields and categories to hold content.. Building dynamic navigation menus.. Building page titles and setting navigation states dynamically.. Working with categories.. Working with relationships.. Using.. conditionals.. variables.. Troubleshooting tips.. Using plug-ins, modules and extensions.. Implementing different content types.. Setting up the site for client access and workflow.. Fighting SPAM.. Improving performance.. EE search engine - constraints and implementation.. Discussion forum module overview.. Wiki module overview.. Multiple Site Manager Overview.. Michael Boyink.. Michael has authored an ExpressionEngine book and screencasts available at.. , and runs.. Boyink Interactive.. a charter member of the.. ExpressionEngine Professionals Network.. The ExpressionEngine training will be held at the..

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  • Title: Medical Imaging by Example - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: July 26.. 28.. Learn to build configure an.. Enterprise-class.. Medical Imaging environment using Open Technologies from.. industry mavens developers.. with production-tested experience.. From the Radiology Order to the Radiology Result, this class will cover the installation, configuration, and use of Top Open Software available to the medical imaging industry.. Whether you are a developer, admin, contractor or imaging professional, new or seasoned in PACS systems, working in Hospitals or Imaging Centers, this class will put all the pieces together and provide a base of understanding and technical how-to for use in small to complex environments.. Are you from another Technology silo with a new responsibility in PACS? Have you been tasked with reducing cost with the use of Open Technologies in your Radiology environment? Are you facing a data migration or a PACS divorce? Are you tasked with enabling image sharing through Teleradiology? This class will benefit you.. Introduction.. The IHE Actors.. DICOM.. HL7.. RIS.. dcm4chee - The Enterprise Archive.. Tour.. Installation/Configuration.. Oviyam.. Dicom Coercion.. Teleradiology Routing/Prefetching.. Migration Techniques.. Modality Worklist.. Configuration.. Modality Configuration (US).. SCU/SCP Configuration.. Mirth.. Order Interface.. Result Interface.. HL7 for Teleradiology.. OsiriX.. Query and Retrieve.. Federated Query and Retrieve.. XML/RPC Interface.. Clear Canvas.. You keep the MacBook!.. The class is hands-on and lab-intensive so it is important all participants are on the same platform throughout the class.. The class is also loaded with numerous examples and functional configurations..  ...   extensive experience with.. and HL7 integration at an enterprise level.. Christopher has designed and implemented several production solutions using dcm4chee and Mirth to meet the growing and demanding needs of the radiology practice.. In his spare time, he enjoys continually improving the departments open source system monitoring system and dabbling in rails development projects.. Ron Sweeney.. Ron currently works in Grand Rapids, Michigan as an Integration Architect for Spectrum Health and has over 10 years of Healthcare IT experience with concentration in Medical Imaging and System Integration.. Ron is well versed in the real world implementation of standards such as HL7 and.. and has presented in venues across the country using Open technologies as a platform to teach.. Damien Evans.. Damien has been involved in software engineering for over 15 years, specializing in healthcare IT for the past 8 years.. He is one of the leaders of the.. dcm4che.. org.. project and provides independent consulting services specializing in open source healthcare software development and implementation.. Previously he led the development of enterprise healthcare solutions as Lead Architect at TeraMedica.. He has participated in.. IHE.. working groups and is an outspoken advocate of innovation and standards in the medical imaging community.. The Medical Imaging by Example training will be held at the.. July weather in Michigan is usually beautiful so bring shorts but pack a light jacket.. Averages range from 82°.. down to 60°..

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  • Title: iPhone & iPad Development - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: iPhone iPad Development.. June 22.. 25.. Get acquainted with the SDK, Objective-C, and the tools to build great iPhone and iPad apps.. The basics of using Objective-C.. Testing your app on the phone.. Downloading HTTP data with NSURLConnection and NSURLRequest.. Integrating with Core Data.. Spicing up your UI with Core Graphics and Core Animation.. Getting your app packaged for distribution to beta users and the App Store.. Chris Zelenak.. Chris Zelenak is a co-owner of the  ...   several applications currently on the App Store, including the.. Indianapolis Star.. iPhone app and the word based puzzle game.. TextTumble.. He s also authored several open source libraries for the iPhone, and helped co-author.. Beginning JEE5.. from Apress.. You can find Chris on Twitter as.. @netshade.. The iPhone iPad Development training will be held at the.. You'll have chances to explore the nearby.. A Mac Laptop.. Apple only supports iPhone & iPad development on the Mac..

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  • Title: jQuery - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: May 13.. 15.. simple, elegant and fast.. cross-platform JavaScript from the author of.. Learning jQuery.. You'll go from JavaScript novice to jQuery expert as you gain hands-on experience with ample one-on-one learning opportunities.. Karl will painlessly walk you through jQuery's principles and show you how to make use of this impressive library in your everyday coding.. Bringing his.. Learning jQuery book.. to life (and giving you a free copy) Karl will ensure you learn the foundations of why and when to use jQuery and walk you through the framework step-by-step.. Background.. Separation of Concerns and Unobtrusive JS.. Progressive Enhancement / Graceful Degradation.. Documentation and Resources.. Tools.. Getting Started with jQuery.. A few JavaScript Fundamentals.. jQuery() / $()..  ...   coffee house, taught high school English, and edited copy for an advertising agency, Karl Swedberg began his career as a web developer four years ago.. He now works for.. Fusionary Media.. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he specializes in client-side scripting and interaction design.. Karl is a member of the jQuery JavaScript Library project team and the co-author of the books.. Learning jQuery 1.. 3.. the.. jQuery 1.. 4 Reference Guide.. His blog,.. LearningjQuery.. , is a popular source for jQuery tutorials, tips, and techniques.. The jQuery training will be held at the.. May weather in Michigan, while usually beautiful, can go either way, so bring shorts and a jacket.. Averages range from 69°.. down to 46°..

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  • Title: MongoDB - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: May 24.. Come discover a.. better database.. for your web applications taught by.. developers leading the charge.. MongoDB is a high-performance, document database.. Often a great alternative to MySQL, many developers are finding that they can use MongoDB to develop applications more quickly using a much more intuitive data model.. In this hand-on training course, we'll introduce all the important ideas and techniques you need to start working with MongoDB.. From data models to scaling, no question will go unanswered! So come join us for a couple of days  ...   not your database.. Modeling your data with documents (and embedded documents).. How MongoDB makes it easier to go from idea to implementation.. Configuring and installing MongoDB.. BSON (MongoDB's binary storage format).. Using the JavaScript shell.. How to building smart indexes.. The varieties of dynamic queries.. Aggregation using map/reduce.. Atomic updates with modifiers like $set, $inc, $push, and $pull.. Administration, including replication, sharding, repairing, and upgrading.. Storing large files using GridFS.. Building real applications using MongoDB.. Real-world considerations, case studies, and use cases.. The MongoDB training will be held at the..

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  • Title: Blog - Idea Foundry
    Descriptive info: One of our instructors, Karl Swedberg got a mean email about his new book the.. That s not very nice.. Karl is actually a fantastic writer.. So here s the deal.. Send Karl a nice tweet in the form of:.. hey @ideafoundry send me @kswedberg s book because ….. Do that, and we ll pick a lucky tweet and send a free copy of his other book,.. to the winner!.. Rules:.. Be nice.. We ll pick a winner at 5:00 PM Eastern, Friday, Feb 19, but you can continue being nice after that too.. Update: And the winner is….. Congrats, Nick! The book is on its way, and we hope you enjoy it!.. Did you know that all of our offerings are available as private workshops?.. We ve never called much attention to it (yet), but having two going at the same time in different states this week brought it to the forefront of our thinking.. It also forced us to rethink our post-class evaluation forms.. We ve used paper forms up until now, not because we couldn t do an online form (we re programmers, after all) but because we got better feedback from paper.. People draw in the margins, or leave notes in places you wouldn t expect, or circle between boxes to give a bit extra clarity to what they want to say.. We like paper.. But will two classes in different states, we wanted to be a bit easier on our instructors, so we switched to an online form.. Now we can have fun with the results.. Here s a summary from one of the classes this week:.. We can get a good quick feel about how the class felt, and we give it to the instructors and clients.. Want to see all the pretty graphs we offer and get great training?.. Contact us today.. to schedule a private class!.. Running the Numbers.. July 03, 2009.. Whew, we had a fantastic Spring at Idea Foundry.. Here are the numbers:.. 1.. sailing trip.. celebrity sightings.. 3 languages.. 4.. beach cookouts.. 5 weeks in a row.. 6 classes.. 7.. nights at the microbrewery.. 8 instructors.. 9.. meals atop the hotel.. 14.. states represented.. We want to thank everyone who came; we had a great time hosting you in Holland.. If you haven t already, check out the.. amazing photos.. specifically those by.. Dan Rubin.. Paul Hart.. We re now launching our Summer schedule and have.. ready for your reservations.. Sign up today!.. Meet Us and Smell the Tulips.. May 01, 2009.. Our entire spring schedule is in Holland, Michigan, and you can.. come there and meet us.. before it all begins.. May 2-9 we ll be operating out of a storefront in downtown Holland, that we re calling the.. Tech Embassy.. There will be coworking, meetups, tech demos and a lot of fun.. We have some of our friends coming from nearby and we hope to meet many more.. Its all to celebrate the local festival,.. Tulip Time.. Come meet us.. and learn about our classes.. They ve been taught all over the world and are in Holland this May and June.. Sidebar Workshop + jQuery = 4 Amazing Days.. April 09, 2009.. We re partnering with our friends at.. Sidebar Creative.. to make the week of our.. jQuery class.. even better!.. Come a day early (May 12) and you can learn front-end development from design to implementation with 4 amazing instructors:.. Steve Smith.. Jonathan Snook.. Bryan Veloso.. They re bringing their.. Sidebar Workshop.. to Holland for this full day of learning and excitement.. You can sign up for just the.. for the low price of $395, or bundle it with our.. and save.. That s.. 1 day of amazing front-end learning.. plus.. 3 days of incredible jQuery expertise.. for the low price of $1295!.. Spring into jQuery, Advanced Rails and more.. March 27, 2009.. Spring is here, and we re celebrating by announcing a ton of exciting classes!.. jQuery.. We re very excited to have Karl Swedberg, author of the book Learning jQuery, teach a.. 3-day course.. to get you up and running with all the best jQuery tips and tricks.. Karl s an energetic teacher who knows jQuery better than almost anyone (he s consistently one of the top posters on  ...   evenings to get to know the other people in the class and meet some locals in the industry.. On to Washington, D.. Our next stop is going to be the Washington D.. area.. We re finalizing the details, so look for an announcement very soon!.. What about Holland?.. Don t worry, we ll be back in Holland with dates in May that we ll announce early in 2009.. Past attendees has praised the Holland experience and we know.. you ll have fun too.. The word is out: We're in the News.. September 01, 2008.. The word is out: People are loving Training.. We re pleased to be featured in this week s.. Grand Rapids Business Journal.. highlighted on local news.. !.. We want to thank the.. Ruby on Rails Class.. we had here last week.. It was another fantastic group that we were proud to get to know.. After hours, we had fun sailing, golfing, and laughing.. Our favorite response is this response to our question:.. Would you recommend this course to a friend?.. I think my coworkers would get a lot out of it but then the secret would be out that I had fun.. AND.. learned.. We ll have more Training to announce very soon, so stay tuned!.. Advanced Rails Survey: win a free spot.. August 13, 2008.. We ve had a great time with the Rails Training and the reactions have been amazing.. We ve had a lot of inquiries about putting on an Advanced Ruby on Rails training.. We are working on putting it together and are excited about it, but we want to know what you think.. Would you mind helping us out and answering a few questions?.. We re giving away one free spot to either the Rails Training on August 25 or the Advanced Rails training for completing the survey.. We ll be drawing the winner on Monday, August 18 (.. Update: we re extending it until August 19.. ), so.. check out the survey now.. Learn ExpressionEngine for free!.. August 11, 2008.. Thanks to the fine folks at ExpressionEngine and.. many fantastic sponsors.. , you can win the opportunity to attend our.. ExpressionEngine Training.. for free!.. The prize covers both the training and 4 nights at the CityFlats Hotel.. To win, you have to act fast.. Read the.. full details at ExpressionEngine.. and get your entry in by August 13.. If you or your company would like to sponsor a seat to this or any of our.. Training.. , please.. get in contact.. ExpressionEngine Ruby on Rails.. July 16, 2008.. The most exciting training anywhere just got better.. We re pleased to announce that.. is joining our.. Training in beautiful Holland, Michigan.. That s right, not only can you.. learn Ruby on Rails August 25–28.. , you can.. learn ExpressionEngine September 9–12.. We re proud to team up with Mike Boyink of.. to lead the first ExpressionEngine course anywhere in the world.. is the premier site for ExpressionEngine learning, and Mike is deeply involved in the.. community.. He s excited to bring his print materials alive in our 4-day Training.. We re equally excited to bring back our.. Our June Training was fun for student and instructor alike.. We have plans to make this one even better.. We had people from New York, California and all over the Midwest join us for our first Holland Training.. Come see the excitement for yourself!.. Check out out both Training (.. Rails.. ) and sign up soon.. Early-bird prices fly away in August.. Next Training: Ruby on Rails.. June 27, 2008.. Take a vacation from normal training courses.. Come to.. beautiful.. Holland, Michigan to learn.. with an experienced team of instructors.. You ll spend four days learning Rails in the heart of Downtown Holland, home of great food and shopping, and minutes away from stunning Lake Michigan.. Don t let your boss think that the fun will detract from your learning.. You ll gain hands-on experience with Rails with ample one-on-one learning opportunities.. So whether you re coming from another language, or you re brand new to coding, you ll walk away with practical experience and with confidence in your ability to use Rails effectively.. Early-bird pricing is only $1,195.. today, as the price goes up to $1,495 after August 1..

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