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Re: [NYC-rb] Re: a RoR class for developers @ GA in January

From: Kfir S.
Sent on: Thursday, December 22, 2011 1:28 PM

On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Larry Kluger <[address removed]> wrote:
Apparently Akshay won't pay $2800 for a training class. That's fine. But many will. I'm not one of them since I have an engineering degree and feel that a big part of my professional skills is the ability to learn new technologies quickly from books, code, the web, etc.

Sorry if you are part of the rails community you would be aware that an engineering degree means very little.
I also know that good teachers tend to be undervalued.  People who are not good teachers have no concept what it means to be a good one, even though everyone is a "teacher" on occasion. 

In a similar vein, my wife is a book author, and a professional journalist. She writes for Nature, Scientific American Mind, Nat Geo and other pubs. I have written published articles too. But Josie's writing is superior to mine and to most other people's who are not authors and journalists. Even though we all do plenty of writing.

My point: don't throw stones, we all live in glass houses. 

Many people only do well with an auditory style of learning. They need a human teacher. (Google for "learning styles auditory visual kinesthetic"  to learn more.) Others want the teacher/student interaction. They'll appreciate the class. If they don't like the pricing they'll find a different class. 
Of course people learn in different ways the issue was never about doing or not doing a course about rails the issue at least for me was pricing.

I like capitalism. If the class succeeds then it was a good idea, including the pricing. I wish the teachers good success on their venture.

I like capitalism as well, imho the responses to this post is capitalism way to say that charging $2800 per person for an introductory rails class is nothing short of obnoxious.

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