29 Jun 2011

3-Day Ruby and Rails Training Bootcamp Course in Manchester, UK

What 3-days intensive Ruby/Rails training for £360
When: August 17-19th
Where: The Manchester Digital Labratory

I’m pleased to announce that me and Ric Roberts will be running a 3-day Ruby and Rails Bootcamp training course at The MadLab here in Manchester, UK this August. It’s part of their Omniversity programme, aimed at offering affordable, professional training in subjects as diverse as Radio Production, Arduino/Physical Computing and Short Story Writing.

Our course aims to teach both the fundamentals of Ruby as well as the necessary skills and knowledge to build web applications using the Rails framework. It’s aimed at anyone who has experience in web development, but doesn’t require any previous Ruby or Rails experience. It’s priced at a very reasonable £360, including lunch and all the tea/coffee you can drink! So if you’ve always wanted to learn Ruby/Rails but have never managed to find the time/motivation to teach yourself, this is definitely the course for you. Find out more and sign up here.

MadLab — A Community Hack Space

I’m really happy that this course is happening at MadLab. For those that don’t know, it’s a community-run hack space in the centre of the city, aimed at bringing together geeks, artists, designers, hackers; basically anyone with a general interest in tinkering and being creative. It sprung up from nothing through the hard work and dedication of some good friends of mine and has quickly become the home for many of the local tech meet-ups and craft groups. On any one day, you are just as likely to come across the North West Ruby User Group meeting to discuss Coffee Script as you are the Writers Forum North presenting experimental writing or Fashion Hackers knitting and sewing to raise money for Oxfam. They’ve also recently secured funding for an exciting programme around DIY Bio. If you’ve not yet made it to the MadLab, I can heartily recommend a visit.