Teaching Ruby links and help pages

In the runup and following the Ruby Conf in New Orleans this year the Sarah Allen kindly pulled together the latest and greatest guides and setup tutorials. This led to a few other posts and links, which I’ve now pulled together here so that I have an easy way to find them, and to point others to them too.

railsbridge  — bridging the gap from aspiring developer to contributing community member through mentoring, teaching & writing.

an umbrella group with a number of projects

http://railsbridge.org/

http://groups.google.com/group/railsbridge

Teaching Kids — Sarah Allen, @ultrasaurus

http://teachingkids.railsbridge.org/

http://groups.google.com/group/railsbridge-teachingkids

Workshops — Sarah Mei, @sarahmei

http://wiki.railsbridge.org/projects/railsbridge/wiki/Workshops

http://groups.google.com/group/railsbridge-workshops

testfirst.org: ruby, javascript soon to be published — Alex @alexch, liah @liahhansen, Sarah Allen @ultrasaurus

http://testfirst.org/

http://groups.google.com/group/test-first-teaching

devchix (Sarah Allen and others) also have notes for their sessions on setup, etc

http://wiki.devchix.com/index.php?title=Workshop_Installation_Notes

rubykoans — Jim Weirich @jimweirich

http://rubykoans.com/

Rails Tutorial, Michael Hartl  @railstutorial

book is free on-line, but Michael sells screen-casts — interested in connecting to teachers and others as resellers, will give commissions

http://railstutorial.org/

Ruby Nuby, Malcom Arnold, @rubynuby01

dedicated to teaching the first year of Ruby Programming, Rails Framework, related technologies and entrepreneurial skills to professionals who then learn better by teaching at-risk, disadvantaged youths and helping Nubies become professional Rubyists.

Alberto Morales, Opnet Teachnologies, interested in teaching to kids about programming

http://ruby4kids.com

Saturday kids teaching

Ruby Warrior – great resource for people who have graduated from RubyKoans and test-first and want to hone their Ruby skills

https://github.com/ryanb/ruby-warrior

Jumpstart Labs, Jeff Casmir,  has resources that Jeff uses in classes and releases under Creative Commons

http://jumpstartlab.com/resources

http://jumpstartlab.com/resources/rails-jumpstart/preparation/ page on using sqlite3 with rails

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