Rails for Zombies has evolved into Code School [50 invites available]

Learning how to code can be a daunting challenge. There are a ton of free resources available online, but there are very few cohesive courses that pull it all together in one package and this pain point was Gregg Pollack’s inspiration for Rails for Zombies. Gregg believe if he could integrate screen-casts with interactive elements (run sample code right in the browser) and gamification he could create a very unique learning experience. In the first several months over 5,000 people have already completed the “Rails for Zombies” course.

Inspired by Rails for Zombies success, Gregg decided to apply the lessons he learned from it and build a marketplace that could host similar content. Thus Code School was born. Code School is an interactive online marketplace where you can learn to code directly in the browser. It’s built off the same framework that Rails for Zombies uses.

Code School is currently in private beta, but they have graciously given us 50 invites to share with our readers. With an invite you can access “Rails Best Practices” for free (typically $30). All you need to do is leave a comment on this article with a way for us to get in touch with you and we will shoot you an invite.

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  • I’m a big fan of the Foundry & Rails for Zombies. I’m also a huge fan of Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen. I’d like an invite to try this out.

  • Leo

    This is great. I’m learning RoR from Rails for Zombies and it’s easily the best screencast available for people like me. I’ll appreciate the invite. My email: leo_the_prof[at]hotmail.com


  • Would love a good intro to rails. emailofandrex@gmail.com

  • tommy payne

    awesome. invite please. i’m new to rails and would like to learn more

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  • Serjh

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  • Michael_junk

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    Michael_Junk [at] hotmail.com

  • Teek

    Would love an invite!

  • Teek

    bravekid20 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  • pbreit

    Great idea. I’ve been looking for a Khans Academy for programming. pb9 at me dot com. Thx.

  • Looks awesome! I would love an invite! barrett [at] barrett shepherd [dot] com

  • Matmcq

    Yes please! Thanks!

  • I’d love to check it out! You can either DM me on twitter @sausman or email me stephenausman*gmail, Thanks!

  • Please send me an invite sudarshan AT acm DOT org

  • Wesley

    Rails for Zombies was awesome, if Code School is even half as good I`ll love it.

    wjr.tumblr.com/ask <—- Thanks!

  • Alexgrn7

    An invite would be great! alexgrn7@gmail.com

  • Craig

    Awesome . . . craigsmitham@gmail.com

  • Gabriele

    I would like to get an invite ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Sid

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  • Hex

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  • Anonymous

    Great opportunity! I would appreciate an invite. Thanks!

  • Artan

    Would love an invite, thanks

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  • Anthony

    Would love an invite to check it out please chaps. Anthony :[at]: anthonyherron.co.uk

  • Thought Rails for Zombies was awesome. Would love to try Code School! Email: ilyabe [at] gmail [dot] com

  • I’d be incredibly interested in participating!

    I’m @run_kmc

  • Benowadesu

    Here in Yul on aime R for Zombies , I began learning Rails with Rails for Zombies, I would like to get a invite. benowadesu(at)gmail.com

  • I am hugely interested in getting an invitation! Thanks!

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  • Andrew Guenther

    I would love an invite!

    email: guenther.andrew.j [at] gmail [dot] com
    twitter: andrewguenther

  • Anonymous

    an invite would be great!

    twitter: kevinalford
    email kevin.alford (a) pixelflow (.) com

  • Tamanui

    Invite me! @_console_

  • Hey, finished Rails for Zombies last year, so if you could send me an invite that would be awesome. Thanks.

  • I would love an invite. Thanks.
    sweisman18 [at] gmail.com

  • Rails for Zombies is fantastic, looking forward to Rails Best Practices! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Please invite me: @harrijauri

  • I would appreciate an invite : alexagui [at] gmail [dot] com

  • If you have any invites left, I’d love one, thanks. @TheOddLinguist

  • Guilleiguaran

    Please send one: @guilleiguaran, or guilleiguaran@gmail.com

  • Jeremy

    I’m interested. jeremy …AT… writeclickmedia [dot] com

  • Sounds cool, I’d love an invite!
    Twitter: @austinginder
    Email: austing@anchordev.com

  • Guillaume Rose

    Not to late ?

  • Wasabi Developer

    I was excited to see/learn from Rails for Zombies and looking forward to Code School.. Great job and keep it up Gregg!

  • PDickten

    Please give me an invite

  • Thecatwasnot

    Would love to try it if I’m not to late.

    • Thecatwasnot

      …. the cat was not at gmail dot com

  • Joevano

    IF there are any left, I am inteested in an isvite

  • I’d also love an invite! RFZ was excellent.. @mccrackend

  • please send one @dertyp on twitter. thank you!

  • One invite, please! nick@carsonified.com

  • One invite, please! nick@carsonified.com

  • I’d love an invite please: jschuur@jschuur.com

  • Drew
  • Bobclewell

    Amazing idea! Invite please @bobclewell (twitter).

  • Please invite me – arania@iwmt.in
    Twitter – @AraniaJain

  • AstonJ

    Hope I’m not too late! Find me on twitter @astonj

  • Invite, please, please, please, please so much ๐Ÿ™‚ – gnip.jan@gmail.com

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  • Anonymous

    I would love an invite. vc[at]vascoconde[dot]com

  • Rod

    Invite please. rschmidt[at]xmission.com[dot]com

  • WOW, I use a Rails for Zombies, I have the t-shirt and I want the invite to the code school, my twttr @JohnCalistro

  • Bostonou

    Would love an invite. @bostonou

  • Would love an invite.

    Tw: @okayrene

    Em: reneruiz@gmail

  • Would love an invite.

    Tw: @okayrene

    Em: reneruiz@gmail

  • Arron Mabrey

    The envy labs guys are really great! I can’t wait to check this out.
    arron AT mabreys DOT com

  • Looks like I might be too late, but in case you’re picking people randomly, I’d love an invite.

    Twitter: @hlindset

  • Wow, so many comments. I hope I can get an invite. elterrible [at] ivanyvenian [dot] com

  • Noragmora

    Would loooooooooove an invite.

    Tw: @aromaron

    Em: noragmora@gmail.com

  • Julio Protzek

    Pleeeeeeeaaaase incite me to! julioprotzek@gmail.com

  • Julio Protzek

    Damn iPad… invite of course

  • MrTomahawk

    I’d love an invite also @mrtomahawk

  • I’d love an invite @attisb

  • fry

    Thanks for the invite doctorfry (at) gmail .com

  • If there are any invites left, I would love one. grant [dot] henninger [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Noel_g

    I’m probably commenter 51, but I’d give it a try ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Rudi Engelbrecht

    Please invite me as well – rudi@engelbrecht.me

  • Anonymous

    If there are any left, I would love an invite! georges023 _[at]_ gmail.com

  • Suhair hassan

    pls give me an invite

  • I want invite too mrak69@gmail.com
    Thank you!

  • Fillossofer

    If you have any left I’d love an invite. fillossofer@yahoo.com

  • _mayo

    Rails for Zombies was awesome. I’d love in invite if there are any left. bwalker8038@gmail.com

  • Would love to get an invite. subscriptions+codeschool@rizwanreza.com

  • Rails for Zombies was awesome! Please invite me. hatem [at] expressionlab [dot] com

  • Dirk Reimers

    I greatly would appreciate to be invited: @dirkr70

  • rpechayr

    Please invite me, my developers learnt rails twice as fast as I did thanks to rails zombie !

  • Stoked

    Invite please!

  • ciolR

    I’d so love an invite !! ๐Ÿ˜€ @ciolR

  • vijay

    I’d love an invite

  • MF


  • In for an invite! ๐Ÿ˜€


  • Topherjaynes

    Any left, @topherjaynes

  • jonathan

    would love to give this a try @jonchan

  • Marvin

    Yes, please!!! @marvinbarretto

  • Jerome Hughes

    an invite please… @jromeh

  • Any invites left? Love to check out this evolution of Rails for Zombies…(and play with that some more)

  • Anonymous

    Sounds interesting, rails for zombies is pretty cool. If there are any left I’d greatly appreciate an invite!

  • Am I too late? If not, would love an invite. @ddrager

  • Anonymous

    Just saw this post and have spent the past week looking for exactly what Code School provides! TSF, Code School, somebody, pleeeeease let me in! -@franklangston

  • Any invites left? I would love to try it.

  • @brandonmweber

  • Jake

    Here is my twitter, @jakeculp

  • Omidius

    Omidius at gmail.com

  • Adam
  • Sam

    Any invites left? Thanks!

    sambrodie01 [at] gmail

  • Pierre Lebrun

    I am loving Rails for Zombies. Any invites left? twitter: @anthonylebrun

  • Thanks for posting about us!

  • Jesselaplante

    Hey, I would love an invite because this is exactly what I’m looking for to get into programming. If you have any invites left i would really appreciate it. jesselaplante@gmail.com

  • Schnuffy Jones

    Hi Guys,
    I live in Berlin and have started a career transition.
    My dream is to learn to program and work in silicon allee,
    (yes, the one in Berlin, Germany)