This year, we were fortunate enough to host our second Hashrocket University course on Rails development.
Pair programming is a core piece of our learning culture and sharing of knowledge. While there are a few opportunities through Craftsmanship shops and apprentice programs to engage in this immersive style of learning, the majority of short-term training available to the Ruby community is classroom-driven.
We sought to turn that model on its head by offering a small class size, top-end workstations, and a 1:1 Rocketeer-to-student ratio. This allows us to provide attendees with a private tutor for two full days of pair programming focused on the areas where they personally want to improve and dig deep. We interviewed the attendees to get their feedback, and this is what they had to say: