February 08, 2009 16:12
Posted by Jeremy Durham
If you live in the Boston area and want to learn Ruby, I suggest you come check out my Ruby class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (CCAE). The class is a very economical way to learn Ruby and Rails, or improve your knowledge of either Ruby or Rails.
Why take this class?
This class is not one of those one or two day Ruby/Rails “boot camp” classes that costs $1000+. It is a 8 week, 2 hour per week Ruby and Rails class that costs less than $250.00. Next to free, it’s probably the lowest cost way to get up to speed with Ruby and Rails.
Why are you teaching it?
On the Ruby end of things, I have been involved in the Ruby and Rails community for over four years, starting somewhere between Rails 0.10 and 0.11. I’ve contributed to the Ruby on Rails framework, the Rubinius virtual machine, RubySpec, the Rails ActiveRecord SQLServer adapter, HTTParty, Thinking Sphinx, Mongrel cluster, memcache-client, and several other projects.
Related to teaching, I taught an introduction to programming class to Calculus students in high school, and after I graduated I tutored students for two semesters in college in Visual Basic, C++, HTML, and PERL. I have spent the last three years helping developers transition from Java, PHP, and PERL to Ruby, working at startups in groups of 20+ developers, working at large companies deploying with tools such as JRuby, SQL Server, and integrating with SOAP services. Recently, I helped launch a Rails web application using JRuby to the US Navy, again integrating with SOAP web services.
So, if you or someone you know is looking for a Ruby class in Boston, send them my way!