The web development track will give you advanced knowledge of Rails, training on how innovative companies are using it, time to hack, and mentorship from experienced developers.


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Our web development track focuses on Ruby on Rails. RoR enables developers to get products to market quickly compared to other languages.

For companies, this means they can have an edge; for our students, this means that their skills are in-demand and highly employable. Using Rails as a vehicle, the web development coursework encourages logic and problem-solving skills that will enable you to overcome challenges no matter what language you’re working with.

The program begins with the fundamentals of model-view-controller architecture. Lesson delivery includes a series of Rails labs and opportunities to work on real project deliverables both individually and collaboratively. Weekly workshops will give you exposure to topics such as test-driven development, git, AJAX, and API’s. Throughout your eight weeks, you’ll engineer deliverables that prove your abilities as an effective developer and teammate.


Key Skills and Capabilities:

  • Setting up a dev environment: brew, Xcode, RVM, git
  • MVC basics: intro to model-view-controller architecture
  • Building and testing a Rails application
  • Source control management and cloud-based deployment
  • Employing collaborative approaches to overcome coding challenges

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In This Course You'll Learn Things Like:

Rails Application Structure

The program begins with an in-depth look at the Rails application structure, MVC, dynamic client-side behavior, writing tests, git branching, and debugging.

Getting Started with GitHub

Learn about version control and why it’s important. Tour GitHub and its main features, focusing on how it aids great developers and development teams. Create a static webpage project using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files, then check your project into git and push to GitHub.

Development Processes

Explore various development methodologies, such as agile, scrum and waterfall, and how these practices strengthen team dynamics while enabling new products to get to market faster. Delve into the development process behind a product that your instructor built to see and investigate both applications of and divergences from these practices. Consider which processes to apply to your own project and begin to execute on these ideas.


Scope your track project, architecture resources, and understand how routing is related. Gain experience with CRUD storage functions and understand their roles in creating database-driven web apps, while leveraging RESTful APIs to develop a more performant, maintainable, and scalable service.

Building a Rails App

Explore the architecture of the web, breaking down key concepts of web development, RoR, and open-source frameworks. Then, build your first Rails app with the support of an expert practitioner and David Kehoe’s Learn Ruby on Rails.

Core Skills Training

Learn the Core Skills to be Successful in any Job

Startup Institute’s signature Core curriculum brings students together across tracks for career-planning workshops, motional intelligence (EQ) discussions, and cross-functional projects at local companies.

The Core is the heart of the Startup Institute experience, and it’s designed to cultivate the qualities that will take you from good to great. These qualities include: developing a growth mindset, excellence at cross-disciplinary collaboration, and cultivating a powerful network.

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Whether you take the leap into our immersive full-time program, or learn while you continue to work with our nights and weekends courses, we'll help you achieve your career goals.



Our part-time program offers working professionals all the benefits of our full-time program without having to quit their job.

Classes take place two nights per week and two Saturdays per month. 

Financing: Starting at $277 per month*
Total Program Cost: Starting at $9,100




Our full-time program offers an immersive and transformative experience for those who want to gain new skills to quickly re-enter the workforce.

Classes take place five days per week

Financing: Starting at $277 per month*
Total Program Cost: Starting at $9,100


Both programs share the same curriculum, workload, and are simply built to cater to different schedules.

For more information on our admissions process, click here.

*Monthly totals based off traditional loan plans and rates provided by our financing partners, as listed on their websites. Rates listed above not guaranteed. To learn more about tuition and financing options click here.

Web Development Course Application

At Startup Institute we look forward to helping you leverage your passions and build the technical skills, culture skills, and network to launch you into the innovation industry.

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Positions Held By Web Dev Alumni

Ruby on Rails Developer, JavaScript Developer, Front-End Developer, UI Engineer, Senior Software Engineer.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Happens After I Apply?

Our admissions team will be in touch to schedule a call. During the call, they'll work with you to determine whether this is the right program at the right time for you.

Can I Change My Track?

Of course! Our admissions team will help select the right track if you have any questions.