One and a half years ago, I decided to learn programming with zero knowledge about computers and programming languages, as my work experience and education were in an entirely different field. I then started learning Ruby in self-study and then in an internship. Now, I have my first full-time programming job in a company that works with Ruby. Also, I co-founded a free programming course for women, because I think the industry needs more female programmers. I want to talk to you about the up and downs with Ruby as the first programming language, as well as the strong need for more female developers. I absolutely love my new career as a Ruby programmer and I want to share my experience with you.