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Odin Project Offers Free Training For Web Developers

The Odin Project launched a new online education program that offers aspiring web developers free online training. The project itself is targeted at total beginners, where they can learn web development for free.

The Odin team differentiates itself from other online resources (which either teach a narrow set of concepts or only go part way) by trying to lay out a "complete path" to take a student from being a total newbie to becoming hireable as a junior web developer.

The new training program includes a structured curriculum and offers the 1,000 hours of coding to train students to the point where they become employable.

The Odin Project was designed to give those with limited (money) resources a clear path to becoming hirable web developers with a high-quality education.

Today the Odin Project curriculum includes Web Development 101, Ruby programming, Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and a session on getting hired.

Project founder Erik Trautman says that the Odin Project was named after the Norse god, whose thirst for knowledge was legendary.

"Web developers who can build with Ruby on Rails and JavaScript are in demand like never before, but students who are interested in learning those skills often must choose to spend more than $10,000 for a coding bootcamp or up to $200,000 for a Computer Science degree. Alternatively, they set out on their own with limited guidance on the best way achieve the necessary education," said Trautman.

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