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Re: [kcruby] Gauging interest for a class

From: Ben B.
Sent on: Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:03 PM
Do it! Even better, bring thestarterleague here from Chicago! (aka Code Academy funded by 37signals) 

I'm a .net guy and would love to learn Ruby but haven't had the time, just a peripheral interest joining this group...

Ben Barreth |[masked] | |

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Samuel Mullen <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey, KCRuby people and others,

I ran out of my medication a couple days ago, which has caused me to think some very strange thoughts. What follows is one of them...

I am considering designing and teaching an "Intro to Web Development with Ruby on Rails" class. It will be a one-day class to get non-rails developers up and running. It will cover bundler, MVC, some OO concepts, maybe deployment, routing, active record, asset pipeline, etc. I would offer the class for free for the first couple of runs (I think).

There'll be some prereqs: HTML, CSS, maybe some programming experience (haven't decided), etc.

This will be a fairly large undertaking for me which is why I'm gauging interest. I'll need to create the curriculum and everything that involves. My wife can help with some of the instructional design, but the rest would be on my shoulders. 

What I need to know from the community is this? Would this be a class you would be interested in? Do you know someone who would be interested in this class?

Nothing's set in stone. Like I said, this is medicationless ramblings. But seriously, I would like to know your thoughts.


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