NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - Web development skills are in high demand in today's marketplace. One Month Rails (www.onemonthrails.com) is enabling aspiring entrepreneurs, students and professionals seeking to expand their career skills by offering a series of online video lessons, hands-on exercises, code samples and additional resources to learn web development. The online training is quick, simple to understand and makes it easy to begin coding and developing online almost immediately.
"Anyone and everyone can learn to be a web developer and take advantage of the opportunities the Internet presents," said Mattan Griffel, founder and CEO of One Month Rails. "I had an idea for a product, but could never find that magical person who would build it for me, so I started learning Ruby on Rails on my own. While fairly easy to actually code, the hard part was using the online guides I found. One Month Rails is me teaching people to code the way I wish I could have learned myself."
One Month Rails is part of Y Combinator's Summer 2013 batch of startups which is holding its Demo Day next week (August 20th). The online resource for web development has taught more than 9,000 people Ruby on Rails, one of the most widely-used web programming technologies, since launching late last year.
Students who have learned web development through One Month Rails, include:
Sandi Lin, CEO and co-founder of Seattle-based Everpath (www.everpath.org)
Most recently a product manager at Amazon.com, this spring Sandi signed up and completed One Month Rails. She discovered the class while struggling as a non-technical founder of Everpath, which helps people find online courses in technology, business and design. Today, Everpath has attracted visitors from more than 150 countries. "One Month Rails started me on a path that's truly changed my life," said Lin.
Bradley Kipp, co-founder of Virginia-based UpHex (http://uphex.com)
A former investment banker, Bradley caught the entrepreneur bug in business school and knew he needed to learn how to code, but couldn't find the right approach, until One Month Rails. "I wanted to contribute to the development of our product," said Kipp. UpHex is an analytics monitoring startup. "I don't expect myself to be a rockstar coder, but I'm now able to converse more easily with my technical co-founder by speaking the same language, as well as taking on some of technology workload."
Mike Wyatt II, GM factory worker turned developer based in Missouri
Before signing up for One Month Rails, Mike was looking for a job to help pay for his last few college credits. He found a position at a GM automobile glass manufacturing company, but shortly after starting was laid off. At the same time, Mike was completing the One Month Rails training. He then landed a position as a freelance web developer. "The things I learned from One Month Rails let me hit the ground running while discovering new solutions," said Wyatt. "I'm now making double my salary thanks to the knowledge gained."
Sandi, Bradley and Mike's stories are just a few of the successes driven by One Month Rails and the opportunity for anyone to learn web development in order to further their career opportunities.
To learn more about One Month Rails' online training, which costs $49, visit: www.onemonthrails.com.
About One Month Rails
One Month Rails (www.onemonthrails.com) is an online resource where anyone can learn web development skills. One Month Rails provides online training that makes it quick, simple to understand and easy to begin coding and leveraging Ruby on Rails, one of the most widely-used programming technologies. Through a series of online video lessons, hands on exercises, code samples and additional resources designed for beginners, One Month Rails enables anyone to learn web development in order to further their career opportunities. The company is part of Y Combinator's Summer 2013 batch of startups and has secured seed investment from Andreessen Horowitz, Yuri Milner, General Catalyst and Maverick Capital. For more information and to sign-up, visit www.onemonthrails.com or follow us on Twitter @onemonthrails.