Start your coding journey
In this free intro course, you’ll learn programming fundamentals in a language programmers love and start your journey toward a coding career.
This full 30+ hour online course is 100% free. No credit card required; no trial period or expiration date, so you can learn on your schedule.
Our on-demand team of Technical Coaches is ready to help you get unstuck when you need help – broadening your understanding by helping you find a solution to a lesson, not solving it for you.
This course is the best way to experience Flatiron’s curriculum, community, and culture firsthand – and to explore whether you’re passionate about pursuing code as a career.
This course is the most efficient way to get real hands-on experience with the programming fundamentals and interview tactics you’ll need to get into the top coding bootcamps.
Start thinking like a software engineer
Students take on the same introductory Ruby curriculum we’ve honed in our immersive programs and come away from the course with the beginnings of an impressive code portfolio to demonstrate their proficiency.
Ruby was designed to make programmers happy. It’s expressive, accessible, and reads like English, allowing new programmers to start building right away.
Topics covered: Debugging, Variables and Arrays, Methods, Command Line Applications, Logic and Conditionals, Loops and Iteration, Object Orientation
Start building like a software engineer
At Flatiron School, students learn by building. Use your growing Ruby skills to form the beginnings of an impressive code portfolio that will help demonstrate your proficiency for coding.
Students build a fully executable, object-oriented program: a two-player game of Tic-Tac-Toe, written in flexible, well-structured code that’s easy to debug and maintain.
Built with: Ruby, jQuery
Learn.co, the proprietary learning platform that powers Flatiron’s free coding bootcamp, is the world’s most sophisticated product for learning code. Students on Learn.co interact with a worldwide community of students and instructors and harness real developer tools to truly learn by doing.
Learning is most effective when it’s social. Learn.co makes online learning a more dynamic, human experience with tools to connect, code, and collaborate with fellow students and instructors in real-time – including video study groups, peer-pairing, and the ability to “friend” others in the program.
You can’t learn real skills without real tools. Learn.co utilizes the same tools and workflows that professional developers employ on the job, including a real development environment, a Git-based workflow, and the ubiquitous practice of Test-Driven Development.
We ensure that students always get the most relevant technical skills by embracing an open-source curriculum – a living course of study featuring thousands of updates a year to reflect industry trends and student feedback.
Ready to learn how to code?
Start learning Ruby basics – for free and on your schedule. Setup is quick and works on virtually any computer so you can be coding in minutes.