This course will cover all of the basics of computer programming using the powerful Ruby language. Since its inception in 1993, Ruby has grown to become one of the largest scripting languages in the world, sought out by many employers. Throughout the course, students will learn how to write simple yet effective code, learning the core concepts of program creation in the process. By the end of the course, students will have completed 3 working programs, and a small text-based Role Playing Game. Class dates are: 01/19, 01/26, 02/02, 02/09, 02/23, 03/01, 03/08 & 03/15, with a makeup date on 03/22 if any class was missed.