• Learn how to code like a rock star!

  • Full-stack web development course

    for rock stars!

Startup Engineering
with Ruby on Rails

Rails Stars is a 5 week course that teaches the basics of web development using Ruby on Rails.
This course is perfect for people that are learning how to code to launch their startup idea or for those
that want an introduction to web development to prepare for more intensive study.

Who are we looking for?

We teach you just enough Rails
for you to build your portfolio or MVP
and are looking for people who are:


You love to build stuff. You have tons of great ideas and want to see them come to life. You're crazy enough to believe that the world will benefit from the awesome things that you will create.


You're a go-getter, hustler and a driven individual that wants to win. You work hard and see projects through to completion. If you weren't working your current day job you would be selling out shows all over the world.


You have a creative spark and it shows in everything that you do. The idea of creating something that you can call your own excites you.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

John Lennon

The Course

We teach the basics of the Ruby on Rails framework
the technical skills that budding developers and smart entrepreneurs
need to launch their careers or businesses

Design, Build and Launch an App

Learn how to code by designing, building and launching an MVP


Website mockups
How to structure your site


Twitter Bootstrap
Ruby + Ruby on Rails


Lean startup methodology basics
Agile web development practices
How to host and deploy your site


Week 1: Intro to Developer Workflow and Environment

Intro to the Command Line

Git Basics

Crash Course in Ruby

Week 2: Basic Architecture of a Rails App

Basics of MVC

The Rails router explained

The Role of the Controller

Basic Rails Models

Views Explained


Build Your First Rails App

Week 3: User Login/Authentication, User Management, File Uploads

Basic Model Associations

The Rails console

Adding User Authentication to Your App

Handling File Uploads

Week 4: Email Alerts and Notifications, Payment Processing

More Advanced Model Associations

Migrations Explained

Setting Up Mailers in Your App

Accepting Payments

Week 5: Tagging, Likes, Votes and Comments

Using Twitter Bootstrap to Make Your App Look Pretty

Modeling likes and Comments through ActiveRecord Associations

Adding Tags and Upvotes to Your Application

Web Hosting and Deploying to Heroku

Course Details

Weekly lectures on Saturdays from 10:30am - 3:30pm

Virtual and in-person office hours

Graded homework assignments

Low student-to-teacher ratio

Price: $600

Franklin [Benjamin] is credited with so many inventions: the postal system, lightning rods, the constitution. He was a rock star before there was such a thing.

Jon Bon Jovi

Meet the Rails Stars Team

We love building with Rails and learned how to code with the dream of becoming startup rock stars!

Sandip T.

Software Engineer

Sandip is a Ruby on Rails developer that learned how to code in order to enter the startup scence. Originally from Philly, he made the move to the Big Apple and now does Rails development for a startup in SoHo. He's also a pretty big whiskey fan.

Skills: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, CoffeeScript

Favorite song: "Smooth Criminal" - Michael Jackson

Favorite band: Michael Jackson

Jamal O.

Web Developer

Jamal is a mostly self-taught full-stack web developer that has worked for several NYC startups and currently works full time as a developer. He loves developing cool projects with Rails and is a huge fan of Breaking Bad.

Skills: Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

Favorite song: "The Beautiful Ones" - Prince

Favorite band: Outkast

Nikola S.

Software Engineer

Nikola holds a degree in Mathematics and currently freelances as a web developer. He just came back from a trek to Nicaragua where he surfed down the side of a volcano and slept in an ancient crater lake.

Skills: Ruby, JavaScript, Git

Favorite song: "Today Was A Good Day" - Ice Cube

Favorite band: The Doors

Juan F.

Ruby Engineer

Juan works as a Ruby on Rails engineer at an NYC fitness startup. He learned Rails to successfully make a transition from his job in finance to land his current position as a Rails engineer. Juan is originally from Venezuela.

Skills: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, jQuery, iOS Development

Favorite song: "Klangkarussell" - Sonnentanz

Favorite band: U2

I'm hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That's what this world is about.



Learn how to build your MVP or build your portfolio.
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