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Stop Collecting Ideas: Get Off Your Butt and BUILD SOMETHING

Aug 13, 2014 1:46:39 PM / by Troy Petrunoff

Are you a front end developer looking for some back end knowledge?

Or maybe a designer looking to add some coding power to your arsenal?

Perhaps you’re an entrepreneurial type, dying to finally build that side idea that's been burning a hole in your brain?

If any of this rings true, let me ask you one more question - what’s stopping you?

Actually, don’t answer that - I already know the answer: You don’t know how to code. I’d ask you why you haven’t learned, when there are so many free (and not-so-free) coding courses out there, but I already know the answer: you don’t WANT to learn how to code. Otherwise, you would’ve already learned.

The truth is...

You want to learn how to BUILD SOMETHING.

Think about it. Remember all those times you signed up for an online course, only to drop out after the second video. Fact is, unless you’re a code junkie, learning how to code is never an end in itself. You thought learning how to code would help you build that dream project, but the course never explained how, exactly, those lessons would lead you to building that project.

Well, despair not - there’s good news! We know a way you can learn to finally build it: AngelHack EDU, our latest beginner level coding course, where we’ll teach you one year’s worth of Ruby on Rails in just month.

But wait - how, exactly, will this help you build your project? Well, AngelHack EDU is not like other tech education courses. Once you’re done, you’ll have the foundation you need to actually build that “Uber for jetpacks” idea of yours. Here’s why:

1) You’ll Build Your First App in One Month



Yup, you heard that right. By the time you finish our one-month course, you’ll have built a fully functioning web app. Our curriculum, powered by One Month Rails, will take you through the entire app building process, from ideation to debugging, in just 30 days. You’ll have a completed project to show for your hard work.

2) You’ll Learn by Doing


AngelHack EDU uses a combined online and reverse classroom format. Translation: Instead of passively listening to the teacher drone on and on, you’ll be meeting twice a week to review the video lessons and build your app with your classmates and instructor.

Students retain 75% of what they learn by doing, versus 10% of what they hear in a lecture. So not only will you make something, you’ll also actually learn and remember the skills you need to build even bigger projects.

3) You’ll Learn a Simple, Creativity-Enabling Coding Language


Ruby on Rails is designed to handle all the tedious, boresome coding tasks that damper your creativity. It’ll talk to the database, handle plugins and take care of updates so you don’t have to. And since it’s structured to allow you to re-use your code, you can actually be creative, take risks, and build what you’ve truly visualized. Don’t settle for anything less!

4) You’ll Learn a Useful, In-Demand Language

But don’t take our word for it. Just ask Twitter, AirBnB, SoundCloud, Square, GitHub, or any of the other countless startups who’ve built their success on Rails. Not that we’d ever encourage you to give in to peer pressure… but seriously, all the cool kids are doing it.

5) You’ll Gain the Most, While Risking the Least

Hey, we get it. Taking a course is a big commitment, and you’re hesitant to plunk down thousands of dollars or give up years of your life, when there’s a chance you won’t like it or find it useful. Fortunately, AngelHack EDU is making you an offer you can’t refuse.

Priced at just $650, and lasting only one month, AngelHack EDU is the perfect way to test the waters and see if coding is right for you. You may find that you like it - then you’re free to pursue a career in it, or take even more courses and become a true master.

But even if you find coding’s not the career for you, you will have still built an app - add that to your resume! You can also build on your app, or start a new app building hobby in your spare time. Think about it - some people build cars, some people build birdhouses, some people build apps. Think of how amazing it feels to actually create something - you can’t put a price on that!

So, to break it down simply:


$650 + One Month = Your First App + A New Skill

You’ve got an incredible chance to finally build that app you’ve been waiting for. So what are you waiting for? Stop collecting ideas, get off your butt, and BUILD SOMETHING with us. Click here for more information, and to apply for our first course.


Troy Petrunoff

Written by Troy Petrunoff