- TryRuby a browser-based interactive tutorial in Ruby
- "Learning to Program" by Chris Pine - a beginner's programming book with lots of Ruby exercises. (earlier version online)
- Why's Poignant Guide
- Hackety Hack a fun way for beginners to learn Ruby.
- Ruby Koans - a self-guided journey through topics in Ruby for beginners and experts alike
- Test-First Teaching - click on 'Learn Ruby'
- Ruby Warrior - write and refine some Ruby code to get your warrior to the top of a hazardous tower
- Ruby Quiz - a guided tour through the world of possibility; use your Ruby to build simple apps, games, and solve problems
- Why's Poignant Guide to Ruby - A whimsical comic book that teaches you Ruby. Legendary in the community.
- Learn Ruby the Hard Way It's not actually hard. A great place to start if you're new to programming and want to learn with hands-on examples.
- PDX tech workshop This are the slides from the ruby/rails workshop organized in Portland, OR by PDXtech
Learn about Rails
- Rails Guides - the official how-to articles for Rails
- Rails API - online documentation
- Rails for Zombies - a series of videos and browser-based Rails exercises
- Rails Tutorial - a tutorial that leads you through writing a Rails messaging app
Watch screen casts
Classes & events in San Francisco
- San Francisco Ruby Meetups (we'd love to have you when you're in the area!)
- RailsBridge Workshops organizing team
- Women Who Code meetup (monthly hack nights & speakers)
- DevChix -blog and mailing list for women developers
- Stack Overflow -for answers to programming questions
- Apprenticeship Patterns -advice for aspiring programmers
- Just do it. Write and publish your own Rails app.
- Volunteer at the next workshop
- Volunteer on a RailsBridge Builders project
- Come to a hack session
Meetups and User Groups outside of San Francisco
- Boulder Ruby (monthly events): http://boulderruby.org/
- DeRailed - Denver Rails UG: http://groups.google.com/group/derailed
- Mountain.rb (Boulder, Colorado) http://mountainrb.com
- Chicago Ruby (beginners welcome!) http://www.meetup.com/ChicagoRuby/
Check for Ruby and Rails meetups anywhere at Ruby in Person