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Teaching Ruby on Rails at Xcelerate Harvard

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I’ve always been impressed with how the Harvard student community continues to pull together top notch programming to help their fellow student body. Peter Boyce of HackHarvard and Kasey Uhlenhuth of Harvard College Venture Partners have spent their Winter breaks putting on Xcelerate Program.

The program is a crash-course in entrepreneurship, teaching student entrepreneurs best practices for startups. It included sessions on business development, writing a business plan, recruiting, fundraising, marketing, customer acquisition and software development. This year, Kasey and Peter brought in some great speakers including Matt Lauzon of Gemvara and Kent Bennett of Bessemer Ventures.

Jeremy and I were fortunate enough to hang out with the students and speak to them about building a web app using Ruby on Rails. If you’re interested in learning why Rails might be a good fit for your application, check out our future talk at HackHarvard this Spring.