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Engine Yard Offers Free Scholarships For Rails Training In Austin, Texas

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EngineYard offers free scholarships to the Ruby on Rails training courses offered at the Tech Ranch Austin headquarters.

EngineYard offers free scholarships to the Ruby on Rails training courses offered at the Tech Ranch Austin headquarters.

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  • 1. For  Immediate  Release  July  1,  2011       Scholarships  Offered  for  “Zero  to  Rails  3”  Rails  Training   Ruby  Powerhouses  CabForward  and  Engine  Yard  Team  Up  to  Offer   Scholarships  for  Rails  Training  in  Austin,  TX     CabForward,  an  Austin  TX  based  Ruby  On  Rails  training  company,  announced  today  that  Engine   Yard™  is  offering  free  scholarships  for  developers  interested  in  learning  the  Rails  platform.     Tom  Mornini,  Chief  Technical  Officer  of  Engine  Yard™  states,  "  Ruby  on  Rails  developers  are  a   very  hot  commodity.  With  major  players  such  as  VMware,  Salesforce.com,  and  HP  making   important  industry  moves  highlighting  Ruby  as  the  language  of  the  cloud,  the  job  market  will   continue  to  show  high  demand  for  Rails  developers.  In  fact,  it’s  nearly  impossible  to  be  an   unemployed  Ruby  on  Rails  developer."     "The  growing  demand  for  Ruby  on  Rails  has  been  driven  by  successful  companies  who  benefit   from  the  speed  and  agility  of  building  applications  in  Rails,  which  results  in  increased   productivity  and  company  growth.  Many  of  the  companies  you  all  know  and  love  use  Ruby  in   some  capacity:  Amazon,  BBC,  Cisco,  CNET,  IBM,  JP  Morgan,  NASA,  and  Yahoo!.  Many  of  the   fastest-­‐growing  web-­‐based  companies  have  been  built  using  Ruby  on  Rails:  Scribd  (over  70   million  readers  each  month),  Groupon  (over  38.5  million  subscribers  in  North  America),   Basecamp  (millions  of  users).  All  in  all,  more  than  200,000  web  sites  are  using  Ruby  on  Rails.”   Read  more:  http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-­‐why-­‐ruby-­‐on-­‐rails-­‐is-­‐hot-­‐2011-­‐ 5#ixzz1Qt1Ruibr     According  to  Lance  Vaughn,  owner  and  founder  of  CabForward,  “I  continue  to  be  impressed  by   Engine  Yard’s™  commitment  to  the  Austin  Rails  community  and  the  ongoing  enhancement  of   Ruby  on  Rails  training  programs.  These  scholarships  demonstrate  that  Engine  Yard™  is  willing  to   go  above  and  beyond  in  their  support  of  the  Ruby  on  Rails  open  source  movement.”     “Zero  to  Rails  3”,  the  first  class  in  the  new  ongoing  professional  education  series  from   CabForward  and  EngineYard,  comes  to  Austin  July  9-­‐10  and  July  16-­‐17,  2011  at  the  Tech  Ranch   Austin  headquarters.  The  classes  will  run  from  9am  to  3pm  and  will  give  developers  the   opportunity  to  learn  hands  on  the  Rails  framework  from  seasoned  Ruby  on  Rails  developers.     The  class  is  taught  by  local  tech  rock  star  Mattt  Thompson.  Mattt  is  a  Ruby  hacker  and  iOS   developer  at  Gowalla  with  over  six  years  experience  using  Rails.  Mattt  is  also  the  founder  of   Austin.rb,  a  community  for  Ruby  programmers  in  Austin.       For  more  information  on  the  scholarships  or  to  view  a  full  schedule  of  dates  and  registration   information  visit  the  CabForward  website  at  www.cabforward.net.         Publicist   Shennandoah  Diaz   512-­‐551-­‐4023   Brass  Knuckles  Media   sdiaz@brassknucklesmedia.com  

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