Want to learn to code? Want to learn one language that you can use to build web apps and iPhone apps, do system administration, and security? Why not start with Ruby? This course is a great place to start if you want to learn basic programming concepts and a new language.
Ruby is the programming language underpinning the Ruby On Rails framework—which powers applications and products like Hulu, Groupon, Airbnb, Square, Kickstarter, Github, Shopify and more. There is a thriving, friendly community of users, and the job market for developers is strong. Learning Ruby is the foundation to opening doors to these opportunities, and this class will prepare you for future classes dedicated to the Rails framework.
This class is great for beginners - no previous coding experience required.
We will guide you through the basics of programming and learn Ruby along the way. The course will help you think like a programmer, give you some readily-applicable skills, and answer any questions you may have. We'll use the Interactive RuBy shell; write command line programs that use loops, conditionals, methods, and classes; and learn the basics of object oriented programming. We'll mix lecture and practice, and help guide you through the coursework.
This 2-session course runs over two Saturdays. Please see dates and times in the right side bar.
At this time, you will need to provide your own laptop - PC or Mac - to participate in the course.