Kevin ClarkUX Director, Shopify

Mackenzie Child on Learning Rails

Here’s another great example of a designer learning the basics of Rails for fun:

I always had ideas I wanted to bring to life, but I didn’t have the money to hire a developer, or know how to build them out myself. I’ve always loved the idea of taking a concept of mine from design, to front-end code, to back-end all myself.

I love that attitude. Don’t depend on other people to realize your ideas, own the whole process from start to finish.

To challenge himself, he decided to record 12 video tutorials, building a different project each time. It might be a good place to start if you want to start learning.