WEBSITE:
http://ruby-kickstart.com



SYNOPSIS:
Happy to finally officially announce Ruby Kickstart, a curriculum with
videos, quizzes, & challenges that I've used to teach my friends Ruby.

Why would my friends want to learn Ruby? They're jealous of how much fun I
have. Now you, too, can be this happy!



FEATURES:
* There are six sessions where we progress from the basics all the way
through putting a web application on the internet. The material that we go
through is available at https://github.com/JoshCheek/ruby-kickstart

* Each session has an associated video where I go through the material for
my friends (my friends and I went through RKS this summer, I recorded the
sessions, they're available on the website) Plus a FREE  bonus video where I
talk about recursion (WINNING!).

* Each session has an associated quiz that you can take on the website.
Don't fear the quizzes, remember, quizzes are opportunities to show off!

* Each session has a set of challenges you can go through. These are short
programming problems that use the material taught in the session. There is a
test suite for each so you can know if you did it correctly. Some are simple
manipulation of basic Ruby objects, and others are quite comprehensive. The
last challenge, for example, will have you create a website with Sinatra
that includes some library code, Bundler, and Rack. When you're passing this
test suite, you'll be ready to put it on Heroku and send the URL to your
parents "Look what I made, ma!" (always tell your mother if you want morale
support)



TESTIMONIALS:
"Wow, Josh, I'm really impressed" -- My mother.

One friend who learned Ruby through RKS last summer just got hired to do
Rails professionally in Vancouver. So if you give as much of a shit as he
did, you will see results. Plus, it's _way_ better than it was when he went
through it. Also, the Rails job market is hot right now, so it's a great
time to be learning Ruby.