Not Just Career Changing. Life Changing.

The hybrid bootcamp for entrepreneurs, ideators, innovators

Ruby on the Beach

not just career changing. Life changing.

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A bootcamp in the cloud

intensive, effective, flexible. 

Many people would love to join a bootcamp, but don’t. For two reasons: First, scheduling. Even a short bootcamp of eight weeks is really hard to fit into the lives that most people lead. Right?

Second, there’s the cost. And that’s about the huge sums most bootcamps expect you to come up with before you’re even sure a bootcamp will work for you.

We hear you.

We’re known for our pioneering destination bootcamps in Bali, Thailand, and Ecuador. Now we’ve taken the bootcamp to a new destination: the Cloud.

Instead of piling into a classroom to learn curriculum basics, we’re shifting the non-project focused part of the program to one-on-one, instructor-led online learning. It reduces your costs, makes it easier on your schedule, and you get a learning experience even more focused and effective than a bootcamp.

We’re still fabulous. Fabulous and better.

And you still make your friends insanely jealous by going to our fabulous bootcamp.

Our program still incorporates our amazing destination bootcamp, in a beautiful villa at a fabulous location. It’s still a month of pure joyful coding, working on projects from day one, projects that will launch you to another level.

integrated. incremental. incredible.

The great strength of bootcamps isn’t classroom work. It’s the projects that define your first serious steps into code.

So our bootcamp phase is 100% project focused.

you’ve got the power.

We give each student the power to make the course her own. One size doesn’t fit all: no two bootcamp students need the exact same level of instruction, on the exact same subjects, delivered on the same day, in the same way.

Everything has its strengths. No size fits all.

You design your course as you go, starting from an initial week where we evaluate your progress and comfort level together. Based on how you’re doing, you can add or reduce instructor hours, focus more on projects or exercises – whatever’s best for you. Throughout the program.

If you find you need more help, you can call on instructors for extra one-on-one instruction any time during class hours.

no (money) worries.

During the bootcamp and instruction phases, you pay as you go, on a bi-weekly basis. If it came to the worst during the initial phase, you could take a break, and not have to worry about losing anything. Since billing is per instructor hour, you’d just carry those credits forward.

Starting from a base cost, and set hours, instructors are available as mentors, for code reviews, or to explore new directions beyond the curriculum.

We think this is what every bootcamp should be. We’re really excited – let’s talk.


THe ruby on the beach experience

Chill. Code. Chill. Repeat.

Chill. Code. Chill. Repeat.

Our tech bootcamp is no cookie cutter experience.  Everything we focus on contributes to learning more, as part of a meaningful, richer experience.  And that's why Ruby on the Beach is a life-changing, not just a career-changing event.

To make that happen, we offer smaller classes than other bootcamps; more and better qualified instructors per student; and the right combination of intensity and a super chill environment customized to promote learning and eliminate burnout. And it happens in gorgeous well appointed villas in some of the world's nicest places including Costa Rica, and Bali, Indonesia, our current program location. 

Our bootcamp is for ambitious, intelligent people looking for transformation. Our participants work with us to reach their goals as part of that search. And more than anything else, we commit to helping our participants learn to learn in the tech milieu, so whatever changes tech brings, they’re ready to adapt.

And we make sure that’s true: we carefully curate acceptees, as part of our commitment to a totally enriching, life-changing experience. And yes, Ruby on the Beach believes in, and practices gender equity in its admissions and teaching policies.

What makes us different

small classes, great instructor ratios

The metrics around class size and instructor ratio are crucial to positive learning outcomes. Our metrics are the best in the bootcamp sector, period.


lower cost, no compromise

Bootcamps, like everything in life, aren't about cost. They're about value. And what's at the heart of value is uncompromising quality. We promise you that not only will Ruby on the Beach be less expensive than other options, it'll deliver much, much more.


customizable curriculum

Looking for a place in a cubicle as a junior developer? We've got you so covered. Looking to go far beyond, to build your own dreams, and not just somebody else's? Yep, we do that too. We even cater to entrepreneurs.

Ruby on the Beach changed my life
— Colyn, (now coding in a Singapore Fintech startup)
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