About Short Ruby Email Courses

Hi, my name is Lucian Ghinda.
I'm starting this project - Email Courses - to share my knowledge about Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

What is an email course?

It is a series of emails delivered to your Inbox - usually once per week and focusing on a specific topic. In this case, the topics will be related to Ruby and Ruby on Rails.

Each email will focus on a single subject and it will be crafted in such a way that it’s easy to follow and easy to apply. There will be an attached PDF with the email that you can download and keep for future reference.

You will have the option to restart each email course as many times as you want.

Why an email course?

Firstly, a few things about text: in my opinion, it is still one of the best medium for discovering or learning something new. You can skip ahead, you can go back, you can read it at your own pace.

Secondly, email keeps being one of the most straightforward forms of online communication. With an email course you will have the knowledge spread over time. You can choose when to receive it in your Inbox.

Email can be read anywhere, anytime. You can read it on your phone, your tablet, your laptop. This makes it an amazing tool to get knowledge on the go. To learn something new while you are waiting in line, or while you are commuting. With the option to deep dive when you are back at your computer. You will have an attached PDF with the email that you can download and keep for future reference.

Thirdly, you can restart the email course as many times as you want. In time I plan to add extra features that will help you get bits of information spread over time so that learning or updating your knowledge feels effortless.

Why me?

I am a Senior Ruby Developer, but I like to describe myself as a "polymorphic" Ruby developer, as in the past 15 years working with Ruby I wore many different hats.

I worked as a Senior Ruby Developer, Senior Product Engineer, Product Owner and Engineering Manager, but my not-so-secret passion is the mix of programming, teaching and mentoring.

Out of this passion I ran meetups, bootcamps, co-founded a learning academy and mentored developers.

Since 2022 I started curating a newsletter about Ruby and Ruby on Rails - Short Ruby Newsletter - It is a Monday morning summary of the articles, discussions, and news from the Ruby community, with over 4000 subscribers.

I sometimes write technical articles about Ruby on my blog.
You can find me online on Linkedin, Mastodon and Twitter where I mostly write about Ruby and Ruby on Rails.