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Learning web development is by no means an easy journey, especially as a beginner when you typically stumble alone aimlessly, not knowing what path to take. You're essentially trying to climb a mountain without a map or a guide.
This group will be your map and guide to becoming a web developer. We'll get you started on the path for learning a professional Ruby on Rails workflow by using project-based paired-learning. We do not provide formal instruction as you'd find in a classroom -- rather we introduce you to other beginners who are on the same path and give you the chance to work together with them on the projects laid out in our curriculum.
Learning is not a one size fits all journey -- some students may take three months to reach their goals, others six, and others even longer... and that's okay. We're here to help however we can.
Check out the curriculum at http://www.theodinproject.com/courses
If you want to help us build the open source project, check out our document on getting involved.
If you'd like to get involved with the development of other open-source projects, check out the Agile Ventures project, which is about putting willing (and new) developers in touch with non-profit OSS projects.
Check out the forum and mailing list on Google Groups