Teaching a Class on Ruby

Hey guys, I’m new to the list. I’m a Student Rubyist/Unix Hacker out of
Joplin, MO.

I’m looking into starting a Class/Podcast on Ruby because of some of the
interest I’ve generated in the language. I’ve been asked if I could show
various sets of people (approx 15) how to program in Ruby, so instead of
individually teaching each one I’ve decided to host a class of sorts.
Some
of those interested have experience in .NET and Java, while others
haven’t
ever touched programming. Does anyone have any materials that they’ve
used
to teach, or courses I can use to build off of?

I already have a decent idea of the structure, I just want to take a
look
at some of what’s been done before by members on this list to refine the
course. I’m a Senior CS major, so I still have access to some
conference
rooms which I’d try and use.

I’d also be looking at having some more senior folks perhaps chime in on
later tutorials, perhaps do a few tech reviews on some of the materials.

Basically I just want another couple sets of experienced eyes to make
sure
I’ve done everything right. I’m confident in my skills, but humans are
still prone to error. I would rather not make a mistake that goes
unchecked
and leads a few neophytes off the proverbial cliff. Since this material
will be a podcast and posted online, it’s my hope that it helps other
newcomers get a solid footing in Ruby.

I’ll post some links to materials and the actual podcasts once I start
rolling on this one.

Thanks for your time in reading,

Brandon W.

Hi Brandon,

This sounds very good. Do pursue to the end!

Have you tried Udemy http://www.udemy.com/?

  • Nathan

On Sep 17, 2012, at 23:41 , Brandon W. [email protected]
wrote:

Hey guys, I’m new to the list. I’m a Student Rubyist/Unix Hacker out of Joplin,
MO.

I’m looking into starting a Class/Podcast on Ruby because of some of the
interest I’ve generated in the language. I’ve been asked if I could show various
sets of people (approx 15) how to program in Ruby, so instead of individually
teaching each one I’ve decided to host a class of sorts. Some of those interested
have experience in .NET and Java, while others haven’t ever touched programming.
Does anyone have any materials that they’ve used to teach, or courses I can use to
build off of?

You’re welcome to the stuff I did for seattle railsbridge:

https://github.com/zenspider/seattlerailsbridge

which you can see here:

http://seattlerailsbridge.heroku.com/1

It is meant for total beginners. My group was for the people who had
programming experience and I spent an extra hour or two doing live
walkthroughs in IRB, doing Q&A, and addressing differences with other
languages. None of that is reflected in the curriculum.

I also still have all my materials for the course I taught at UW, but
that’s a 12 week curriculum and it is meant strictly for people with
programming experience, so it probably doesn’t fit your needs.

Brandon, nice job. I’m trying to teach Ruby to a friend of mine and
would
love to present her your material when they’re done.

Good luck,

2012/9/18 Ryan D. [email protected]

Brandon, nice job. I’m trying to teach Ruby to a friend of mine and
would

walkthroughs in IRB, doing Q&A, and addressing differences with other

Carlos A.
Control engineering student
Polytechnic School
University of So Paulo

I figure at this point I still have access to College resources and I
could
probably get the support of my department on this one. As I mentioned,
I’m
still in College at this point. The interesting part is going to be
casting
the class to accommodate so many different types of people.

Right now the audience that I’m aware of is:

  • Veteran Administrators
  • Novice Developers
  • Never Programmed in their lives
  • High School students
  • Middle School student

So at this point I have a wide range I’ll have to cover. I won’t get
into
advanced tricks or concepts for a while, which will most definitely set
off
some of the more experienced Devs and Admins, but will cater to those
who
haven’t even seen code. My goal in this is to start a new center for
Ruby
in the Joplin area before I most likely leave in December.

In an area where RPG, COBOL, and .NET are by and far the dominate
languages, I feel like some one needs to spread the good word, and that
word is Ruby.

I’m looking into starting this a week from this Saturday, and most
likely
casting in the afternoon.

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 1:41 AM, Brandon W.
[email protected]wrote:

still prone to error. I would rather not make a mistake that goes unchecked

I taught some friends Ruby. All the material is open source
http://ruby-kickstart.com/

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