Blazing Cloud Training

Being on the leading-edge means constantly learning. There’s no such thing as having “enough” education since things always change and evolve.

Attend a Blazing Cloud class online or in-person or invite us to your company for on-site training. It’s fun to find out new things from industry superstars and gain a new perspective from working software developers with a passion for teaching.

We’re so passionate about learning and sharing that knowledge that we’ve been offering training and classes ever since we’ve been in existence.

Current San Francisco Classes

Scholarships are available! Don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] with any questions.

Learn To Program With Ruby
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm, January 12 - February 16, 2012
An introductory Ruby class for people who are new to programming or have up to a year of programming experience in another language. We will be using the book Learn to Program by Chris Pine and using test-first teaching exercises. More info and sign up.

Ruby For Programmers
Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:00pm, February 21 - March 27, 2012
This class is designed for people with programming experience in another language, or who have been introduced to Ruby through Rails and want to learn more Ruby. We will focus on learning the Ruby language through exploratory development and test-first teaching. Weekly homework assignments will provide hands-on reinforcement of concepts on a regular basis. We will dive into Objects and Classes, cover Arrays, Hashes, Strings, Numbers, and Regular Expressions, and learn about Ruby’s memory models. After the language and syntax common patterns, you will learn how to do practical things like call the twitter API and print the results of a search. More info and sign up.

Intro to HTML/CSS
Monday and Wednesday, February 27 and 29, 2012, 7:00pm - 9pm
Intro to HTML/CSS will teach you the basics of creating web pages in two evening classes. We’ll start from the very beginning by introducing you to the parts of an HTML page. You’ll learn how to mark up text using p and h tags, embed images using the img tag, and learn when to use a div tag. You’ll get comfortable with basic web page styling using CSS. You’ll layout pages using headers, footers, and horizontal and vertical navigation bars. You’ll learn to specify typography such as font, size, weight and color. And you’ll be able to command the appearance of page elements including color and border and be able to assign background images. By the end of the class, you will have a webpage formatted with best practices in HTML and CSS! More info and sign up.

CSS For Web Applications
Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm, March 5 - 26, 2012
Dig in to HTML and CSS for web applications! In this course, you’ll get your hands dirty crafting a web app prototype. Each part of the prototype will introduce fundamental mechanics of HTML and CSS. Most any layout imaginable can be achieved by understanding and combining these mechanics. Over four classes, you’ll impelement many patterns found in modern web applications. Here are just a handful:

  • a page header that remains fixed at the top of the window when you scroll
  • a horizontal list of navigation links
  • a multi-column layout
  • a footer that stretches to fit the width of the window
  • a menu that appears and disappears

By the end of the class, you will be able to lay out and style complex web applications using HTML and CSS. To top it all off, you’ll learn 5 lines of JavaScript that bring simple prototypes to life. More info and sign up.

Rails For Beginners
Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:00pm, March 8 - April 12, 2012
Rails For Beginners is the natural follow-up to our popular Learn To Program With Ruby course! This is a Rails class appropriate for beginners who know basic Ruby, or junior-to-intermediate programmers coming from other languages or frameworks (or from a focus on the front-end). In this class, you will learn to build and deploy a Rails application from scratch. You will learn common patterns of Rails application development, focusing on the model-view-controller pattern, which is core to the Rails framework. More info and sign up.

Online Self-Paced Classes

Udemy: JavaScript for Programmers
This course approaches Javascript as a programming language, teaching tools and techniques that give you access to the power behind modern web development. We’ll use Jasmine, a behavior driven development framework, first as a teaching tool to guide students through exercises, and we’ll also cover best practices in development. More info and sign up.

Corporate Training

We offer training classes in Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, HTML/CSS and other web technologies. Contact us for more info.