Please be kind, considerate and respectful. We are here to study together, and encourage a learning environment conducive to all learning types, experience levels, and ages.
If you are brand new to Ruby on Rails, don't feel intimidated, everyone has to start somewhere. We will help you get up to speed if you are willing to put in the time. There are a lot of great tutorials to get you up and rolling even if you've never programmed before. Our current project assumes some MVC / Rails background, but we have successfully brought people up to speed to join the group.
A Path to Learning Go to http://rubilicious.github.io/ A lot of thought was put into setting up a path to learning Ruby and Rails as laid out in the Phases links. There are a lot of great resources on this site. Feel free to fork and contribute to it. It is a Middleman blog on GitHub.