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
Teaching Kids — Sarah Allen, @ultrasaurus
Workshops — Sarah Mei, @sarahmei
devchix (Sarah Allen and others) also have notes for their sessions on setup, etc
rubykoans — Jim Weirich @jimweirich
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
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
Saturday kids teaching
Ruby Warrior – great resource for people who have graduated from RubyKoans and test-first and want to hone their Ruby skills
Jumpstart Labs, Jeff Casmir, has resources that Jeff uses in classes and releases under Creative Commons
http://jumpstartlab.com/resources/rails-jumpstart/preparation/ page on using sqlite3 with rails