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Learn Programming at our Playing With Ruby Workshop

If you're curious about programming but don't want to commit to a lengthy course of study just yet, you might be interested in a workshop that Jessica and I are leading titled Playing With Ruby.

Like the other workshops, it's on Wed, Sep 19, the first day of Rocky Mountain Ruby conference in Boulder, CO. We intend for it to be a little different than the typical Programming 101 class:

  • We'll focus on practical applications: reading data from spreadsheets, creating web sites and charts.
  • We'll be working with real data from the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race in Colorado last month.
  • We'll provide working code to play with, instead of a blank page.
  • We'll assign in-class exercises so students can experiment and collaborate.
  • We'll keep it focused on Ruby instead of more advanced topics like Git, databases, or Ruby on Rails.

For more information or to sign up, go to this EventBrite page.

The Peloton rides through Garden of the Gods Park during Stage Five of the USA Pro Challenge from Breckenridge to Colorado Springs on August 24, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Copyright 2012 (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)