Ruby on the Beach is the world's premier destination-based tech bootcamp. We cater to very small groups - typically a dozen students or fewer - with the best instructor/student ratio in the bootcamp sector, with 4 students or fewer per instructor. For participants, that translates to more rapid learning; more time to explore problems, ideas and approaches; more time to refactor and improve.
Most of all, it allows Ruby on the Beach to be the least stressful way to live the bootcamp experience. Participants are accommodated as part of the fee, in private rooms that can accommodate partners and spouses, in beautiful two bedroom villas in Ubud, Bali - most with pools and private gardens, and all with wifi and a/c. These are close to our teaching facility - a gorgeous, 5000 sq ft villa i...Read more
Start is January, 2015 for a 9-week intensive bootcamp course that covers developer basics, through introductions to Ruby, to Ruby on Rails.
The course is structured around two 4-week periods. The first, called Ruby Newbie, takes those with basic web skills - HTML and CSS primarily - through an exercise and project driven curriculum that covers everything you need to manage web application development effectively. The second 4-week period, called Casually Impressive, is a project-driven, pair programming course where students go through multiple cycles building assigned projects where they take increasing control of the development path.
The project focus makes this program very well suited not only to junior dev candidates, but also for entrepreneurs, those who are interested in extending front-end skills o the full stack, designers interested in getting beyond simple CMS offerings to clients, to build real web apps.
Casually Impressive culminates in a student-driven solo- or pair-programmed project that is intended to provide the student with a focus during an extend 2-4 month mentorship. This means that you'll have a great, personal project that you can continue to develop with expert guidance after the course. This is meant to be what you need it to be - a calling card to establish your ever-developing skills, or the basis for a personal project that you may wish to create as a business, a service or an experiment.
Between the two 4-week periods a break from instruction gives you lots of time to catch up, work on things you want to go into in more depth, or simply a time to catch your breath. Instructors and classrooms stay active and available.
|Subjects||Ruby on Rails||Cost||$10,000.00|
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||70 hours in class/wk|
No idea what to expect when I touched down in Bali.
However, everything seemed pleasantly well planned and executed. Student villas were decent (all had no AC), ~5mins scooter ride to Hubud and the main RotB villa next door.
My villa was a 2 levels w/o a pool, another one nearby was 1 level and had a pool. Surroundings in Ubud were quiet and 'natural', rice paddies and animal sounds everywhere.
RotB was fairly decent overall. The first month was spent on Ruby, and felt a little skimmed through. Curriculum could have used more practices and refinement.
In the second month, all you are provided with are vague guidelines/instructions to google a tool - e.g. Bootstrap, Heroku, AWS, and then left to your own to figure it out for half a day. I would have preferred more directed nudgin...
To be honest I kept my expectations low for Ruby on the Beach. I have heard many bootcamp success stories but as a salesperson for the last 10 years I was not sure I would have what it takes to really get my head into coding and master the mindset it takes to accomplish pushing code.
That said, at the end of the course I am confident I have the tools it takes to be able to continue to teach myself with the basis I learned in this course. That and of course I got to live in Bali for 3 months which no one can complain about.
Being in the first cohort does come with it's hiccups and I think the curriculum and execution can use some refinement but overall I am extremely pleased with the knowledge I got out of the course. Do not expect to build an extremely complex web app coming ou...Read more
We often overestimate our ability to learn, and on the other side, teachers overestimate their students’ capacity to pay attention.
This so called ‘burnout’ is the cancer of learning. It’s lurking quietly in the classroom, and no one knows when, and if it comes. And when it does materialize, everyone ignores it, denies it.
I know burnout alright. I dropped out of college 15 years ago because of this. Of course, I didn’t know it was the burnout then, but I know that if the learning environment was even half of what Ruby on The Code offers, I’d probably still be in school doing a post graduate program of some sort.
RoTB’s curriculum is succinct, and relevant. Schedules were organized wisely that in the of the 9th week, I and many people in the program was in the opinion of "we co...Read more
Learning programming on my own has been difficult. I did not have enough understanding of core programming principles and could not find help when I would get stuck on a problem. Lucky for me I came across a memo at HUBUD regarding an upcoming programming bootcamp called Ruby on the Beach. Really good student to teacher ratio so there was no problem getting questions answered. Curriculum flowed nicely and pieces of the programming puzzle started to make sense. I feel that I have a solid foundation to move forward and I met some new friends in the process… and Bali is nice too!
I'm a java developer and usually build desktop apps. Before I hated web development because of I'm too used to java and not comfortable with html, css and php.
But RoR (Ruby on Rails) makes it all easier. It's all about framework, at first it is hard to understand what is all these frameworks are doing.
But step by step I manage to understand it and it feels good. The curriculum was great, well organized, and experienced instructors.
This is course is great for locals, especially Balinese. You're not just learning programming, but you're speaking english every day and that is good practice to improve you're language skill. Learn to communicate or work as team. And the most importantly, learn how to be a DIGITAL NOMAD at HUBUD!!!!!
indonesian nationals m...Read more
|Subject||Ruby on Rails, Ruby, dev basics, Postgresql|
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