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  • The Iron Yard is a licensed code school. We are held to the highest standards as a post-secondary educational institution in each state where we operate. Being a licensed code school matters – here’s why. What does licensing mean? When you’re ready to buy a car, you’re likely to review crash test ratings as you […] The post Code school licensing: Why it matters appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog...

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  • Over the last four years, The Iron Yard has led the code school industry in preparing students for careers as software developers. The industry as a whole is still young and its leaders face the challenge of a nascent market, as well as the demands facing all institutions in the higher education marketplace. In considering […] The post A message from The Iron Yard appeared first on The Iron Yard B...

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  • We’ve turned the corner to the second half of classes at The Iron Yard Greenville. We have been following along with current student Jennilyn as she is learning to code. Here are some excerpts from her daily posts – good, bad, tears and joy.  Week 6 Sunday Friday was the dawn that turned Thursday’s monsters […] The post “Keep Coding Y’all” – Jennilyn makes the turn for the homestretch appeared fir...

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The Iron Yard
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  • We recently chatted with a few current students and grads from our Charlotte campus about their time at The Iron Yard and how code school equipped and challenged them and what they are doing now.  Here is a taste of what they had to say.  Abry “I enrolled at The Iron Yard to broaden my […] The post Stories from the Field – July 2017 appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog.

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  • Aaron Newcomer was driving around town with his wife, mindlessly running errands and a billboard caught his eye. That billboard would change his life. Aaron talked with our friends at Climb about the billboard and his time at The Iron Yard. “It’s kind of ironic to think about now. A billboard, not exactly the most […] The post The Billboard That Changed A Life: How It Led to a Coding Bootcamp, New...

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  • Meet Spencer. An Atlanta campus Iron Grad and current developer, Spencer talks about life after a layoff, the advice he would give to code school students and why learning to program can open up opportunities anywhere.    The post Meet Spencer – “I knew I needed a sensi, a guru, a Mr. Miyagi” appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog.

The Iron Yard
The Iron Yard
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  • We’ve been following along with current Iron Yard student Jennilyn as she makes her way through the 12-week immersive class at our Greenville campus. Let’s see how she is doing as we near the half-way point of class. Week Five Wednesday Holy cow, this week is flying. We started back-end fundamentals this week and can I […] The post How is current student Jennilyn? Let’s check in appeared first on ...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Iron grad Shane Sniteman recently talked to Course Report about his time at The Iron Yard and what he is doing now. Preview: Shane is a musician living in Nashville (which was all Shane – we take no credit for any musical ability), is leading a team of mobile app developers, and his Iron Yard […] The post Iron Grad spotlight – Shane Sniteman appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog.

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  • “Our only missing ingredient on the quest to become a tech hub is the mismatch between the supply and demand of tech talent. With the success of programs like the Nashville Software School and The Iron Yard school it’s getting better.” Read the full article from The Tennessean.    The post Hockey and TIY – How our Nashville campus is contributing to the tech culture in the city appeared first on T...

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  • Louise has a lifelong love of learning, so much so she became a college professor. For ten years, Louise taught Latin American history in North Carolina. While she was teaching, she was learning a new skill by building WordPress websites as a side job and hobby. As an adjunct professor, work was not always guaranteed […] The post Is code school worth it? This single mom of three says yes appeared ...

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  • Meet Niclas. An Iron Grad and current developer, Niclas talks about his long journey back to programming, new career opportunities and why a mid-life crisis isn’t such a bad thing.   The post Meet Niclas – “The opportunities are just amazing” appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog.

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  • We’ve been following along with current Iron Yard student Jennilyn as she makes her way through the 12-week immersive class at our Greenville campus. Today, we check in to see how she is doing and what she is learning.  Week 3 Tuesday Well, here goes nothing! “Real programming” has begun and I’m anxious yet excited […] The post Let’s check in with Jennilyn, current Greenville student appeared firs...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Ultimate Medical Academy has joined the Advisory Board for The Iron Yard Tampa Bay campus. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the nonprofit educational institution has more than 40,000 alumni and offers interactive online courses to almost 14,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. At each Iron Yard campus, Advisory Board members provide […] The post Ultimate Medical Acade...

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  • Our students often refer to the relationships they build at The Iron Yard as a family. That sentiment is less of a stretch for Kurt and Spencer Wyckoff. The father and son duo are Iron Grads from our Atlanta campus and are both working in programming – Kurt at SOLTECH and Spencer for OneTrust. In […] The post The best gift for a father – a new career appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog.

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  • Katy Campen has accomplished a lot in her few years working in the technology industry. She’s taught coding, developed curriculum, founded a coding camp for girls, planned events and a host of other things. Despite her ambitious resume, Katy would not describe herself a naturally outgoing. She instead has built a career from asking questions […] The post Speaking up, asking questions, leads to inc...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Jasmine’s plate is full but she would not have it any other way. She is married, mom of two, working from home. Then to add a little more to her life, Jasmine decided to learn to code. Jasmine trained as a graphic designer and 3D animator working mostly with architects and contractors animating homes and […] The post Animator, toddler mom, finds good fit in coding appeared first on The Iron Yard B...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Meet Jennilyn. She’s a current student at our Greenville campus. Jennilyn has worked in journalism/design/account management but eventually gave in to the nagging feeling that there are more challenges to tackle, more to learn. With a knack for problem solving and troubleshooting, learning to code was a good next step. Jennilyn has been documenting her […] The post Iron Journeys: Meet Jennilyn, cu...

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  • The News & Observer stopped by our Durham campus to talk about how coding schools are providing a lane into the technology industry. The article looks into the tech landscape in the Research Triangle and how coding schools are providing options for people who have an interest in learning web programming. “The cost, flexibility and […] The post News & Observer stops by The Iron Yard, talks tech in ...

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  • The company name lives up to the incredibly hot industry. BoomTown, an online real estate marketing platform, is a tool agents use to manage leads and marketing for buying and selling homes. BoomTown started as a small start-up but has grown to around 250 employees. Business is, excuse the pun, booming. Brian Baumgartner leads the […] The post Corporate Training helps Charleston company move to au...

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  • Much has been said on the importance of learning to program. In order to improve efficiency, industries from healthcare to marketing to the financial sector are adding automated, web-based systems to their business model. With these new systems, employees with website coding know-how are in demand. Currently employed individuals and job seekers alike are considering […] The post Is learning to pro...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Jessica Dembe is a graduate of our DC campus. We heard from Jessica on International Women’s Day about her journey learning to program. In this interview with Code with Veni, Jessica gives advice on how to get the most out of immersive coding classes.  Tell us about yourself I work as an Associate Technical Consultant […] The post How to get the most out of a bootcamp – Catching up with Jessica ap...

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  • Shannon traveled Asia and Australia after realizing a museum-based career wasn’t for her. She heard about the benefits of programming from some friends, tried a few online classes and fell in love. But Shannon knew she needed more support if she was going to turn this into a career. She turned to The Iron Yard […] The post Iron Journeys: Meet Shannon Riester, front-end developer appeared first on ...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Last summer, Jennifer told us how she came to The Iron Yard and what it is like to make a career transition. We followed up with Jennifer to get a bit more of her story and to see what life has been like after graduation. Jennifer Graves started down a traditional, four-year college degree route […] The post Healthcare to software: Jennifer’s story appeared first on The Iron Yard Blog.

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  • We’ve been teaching people software development and helping them launch programming careers since 2013. In the years since, we’ve learned so much from the people who’ve trusted us with their careers and lives. As our graduates have gone into their second and third web development jobs after graduating from The Iron Yard, many of them have […] The post Want a programming career? Look no further. ap...

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The Iron Yard
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  • College summer semesters have been synonymous with make-up classes or squeezing in that course too difficult to tackle during the spring or fall. Let’s flip the script a bit. Summer can be about maximizing the weeks in between semesters. It can be about learning a new set of skills that will make students as prepared […] The post Five reasons to learn to code during summer break appeared first on ...

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The Iron Yard
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  • Recently we brought you the story of how we are helping business like Blackbaud and Spoonflower teach their employees coding skills needed in the workplace through our Corporate Training program. Technology advancements are providing solutions for companies of all sizes. Employers want to be sure their current workforce is trained to leverage these tools to […] The post Corporate Training spotligh...

The Iron Yard
The Iron Yard
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  • Since we started offering web development coding courses in 2013, thousands of people have graduated from The Iron Yard and have gone into careers in software development. With each graduating cohort, we take a hard look at how we can refine and adjust our web development courses to make sure they give students the exact tools they’ll need to […] The post 4 reasons to check out our web development...

The Iron Yard
The Iron Yard
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  • This week in our Iron Journeys video series, we meet Christopher Vanderkolk, an Iron Yard Austin code school grad. Before joining The Iron Yard, Chris worked in retail for over a decade. After realizing his career had become stagnant and craving a challenge, Chris turned to software development. Check out our conversation with Chris below to see what […] The post Iron Journeys: Meet Christopher Va...

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