From Idea To WebApp
Have you ever had an idea for an app or website, but lack the skills to make a prototype?
Do you sometimes feel out of touch, disconnected or confused as to what your technical cofounder just tried to explain to you?
Has this ever caused problems later on, such as scope creep, missed deadlines, or creating the wrong feature?
This is a frequent and reoccurring problem in many companies, and one of the key factors why many startups fail to launch.
That is why I am proud to be offering a 1-day workshop aimed at bridging that gap.
You will be exposed to such topics, skills and tools as:
- A application lifecycle, from idea, to testing, to the final, finished product.
- The fundamentals of the Ruby programming language.
- Test Driven Development - a method of producing well written, easy-to-maintain code.
- User Stories and similar Agile methodologies.
- Git and Source Control - How to manage your projects code and assets, and collaborate.
- Ruby on Rails, a primer web development framework used by companies such as Shopify, 37 Signals, Groupon, and many others.
It’s an opportunity to learn how to think like a developer, and know how to take the next steps towards being able to build your own product.
Creation is the language that is spoken in most startup ecosystems, and so it makes sense that everyone should be able to lend a hand, build a quick little demo for an idea, etc.
As said by Noah of 37 Signals:
Before I could actually make things, I felt like an outsider – who was I to provide advice to these people who actually made things?
Rather than waiting for a developer to have time to help me, I could just do it myself … being part of a small company places a constraint on how much can be devoted to things that aren’t directly customer facing.
So, learning to create things is a arguably important skill for anyone in a startup.
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At the Shaker LaunchHouse, located at 3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights, OH.
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As we’re sure you noticed, the prices are a bit steep. However, if you get in before the Early Bird tickets sell out, then you get $25.00 off the ticket price!
You are probably wondering, why are the prices so high? Well, lets do a bit of comparision.
Among the various companies out there that are teaching this type of material, the price for an event like this would be around $300-500, instead of the $200 we are asking.
It’s a steal, and we hope that you decide to attend and learn!
Who Is James Gifford?
James is the founder of Snowy Penguin Solutions LLC, a technology startup in the IT
and technology education arena. He is a frequent open source software contributor,
and is currently writing a book on a configuration tool called Puppet,
as well as writing a book on Ruby on Rails.