There has never been a better time to be a programmer. Every day more and more gadgets get connected or over-clocked. Programming is so prevalent that it often goes unnoticed in our daily lives. Whether we're scripting out social presence with IFTTT, or doing taxes with Excel, automation and programming has become an inescapable part of the modern world.
Heroku believes that to invest in our future, we must invest in programming literacy. While we're waiting for recursion to be a staple in our children’s classrooms, we can work on continuing and higher education today.
Heroku engineers are given opportunities and encouragement to be part of this movement. They’ve done so through supporting and participating in a number of groups including Hungry academy, Rails Girls, PyLadies, and more.
As a Heroku engineer I had a recent opportunity to teach a class in Ruby on Rails at the University of Texas in Austin. While nothing beats an in-classroom experience, it's not modular or scalable. In an effort to further scale programming literacy, we’ve been working to make this content available for everyone. After many re-takes, re-writes and hours of editing, we are happy to provide you with over 40 hours of video, lectures, exercises and quizes for free: Heroku Presents: UT on Rails.
The course will take a brand new developer up through the ranks, until they can build and deploy a fully functional website. If you or someone you know is interested in learning web programming, it's a great opportunity.
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