Updated Feb, 21st 2013
So here's the deal...a couple of weeks ago I started Mattan's course without knowing much about Ruby on Rails.
Prior to that one, the only RoR knowledge was the one that I got from an intro course that I took at Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
Said intro course taught me something, but it was basically a lightning-fast run through framework, so I learned only few bits of info here and there.
Compare and contrast - here's what I was able to accomplish in just few weeks after taking a video course:
An app that includes my CSS/HTML portfolio - http://ilya-sitnikov-portfolio.herokuapp.com/
Start over on my abandoned Github account - https://github.com/sitnikovi
Not to mention that terms like Git, Github and Heroku no longer sound like abracadabra.