I heard a lot about the helpful Rails/Ruby community and wanted to be a part of it (I do need a lot of help!)
I'm a mid-career changer in my mid-20s coming from a background in marketing and sales.
I am in the process of taking time off my day-job to teach myself enough skills to become a full-stack web developer.
Basically studying from 9AM to 9PM everyday for at least the next 2-3 months.
I've been teaching myself little by little over the past few years ... but I didn't get serious about web development until about March of 2014.
I am just having a tough time learning Rails. I'm going through few tutorials here and there but it will def take time before I will be able to "apply" what I am learning from those tutorials.
(I'm guessing Michael Hartl's tutorial is not for pure newbies because wow, that was tough to go through it all ... although I did learn a lot, my head is aching from all that information)
I'm just typing away and struggling to understand what each step means, etc, and will be diving deep into Rails for the next few months, hopefully getting a sense of all these concepts I don't understand like Node.js, Backbone, Ajax, SQL and etc.
Odin Project looks like a savior ... and will be following their curriculum over the next 3-4 weeks.
Thank you so much.
Looking forward to meeting you all!! If there's others in the similar situation who are trying to teach themselves (kinda mid-career changers), let's go through it together!!