Thanks to all the great folks who traveled near and far to spend time with us in Pragmatic Studio, it's been an exciting start to the year. Our alumni are already starting to build some impressive Rails apps, and we're looking forward to sharing some of those soon. We're also thrilled by the quality of discussions happening on the alumni mailing list.

We appreciate all of you who joined us in Reston, Denver, and Pasadena. You were an enthusiastic and sharp bunch, with diverse backgrounds and skills that made for lots of interesting conversations. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Many thanks to EarthLink, as well, for both hosting a public Rails Studio for the community and arranging for a large group of EarthLinkers to attend a private Rails Studio. It sounds like you have exciting times ahead. :-)

Next week we're headed out to Reston for the first Ajax Studio. We're delighted to have Stu Halloway and Justin Gehtland teaching this hot topic, and to a sold out crowd, no less.

The upcoming Rails Studio in Chicago just sold out, but we're working on East and West coast venues. Plus there's other exciting news to come, so please stay tuned.