Over the last 4 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 current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support.
While our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers.
Nashville is known for classic Southern charm and a rich heritage in music, but today it is also buzzing with entrepreneurs and tech companies working to create one of Southeast’s best places to grow a software company. Our coding classes are preparing Nashville's workforce to meet that demand for years to come.
Have a couple hours? Get your feet wet and try your hand at some code.
John is a New Jersey native and Rutgers University alumni who has spent three decades in the IT industry. His path to software development evolved to include everything from coding, configuring computers, and system administration for enterprise organizations.
Tanner was as a contract linguist for the government, working as a computational linguist and helped create phonetic and speech recognition software for speech pathology and language education. He continues to work with a side company where he is continually working on speech pathology apps.
Laura is originally from the Chicago area, but has lived in Nashville for the past three years. After graduating with a Masters of Education in College Student Affairs and Leadership from Grand Valley State University, she moved to Tennessee to pursue her passion of working in higher education.
Bethany spent her childhood in Houston before hittin’ the road for Nashville to study Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. Before coming to The Iron Yard, Bethany spent 7 years in the nonprofit world running financial literacy and work-force readiness programs.
Emily has been passionate about technology and education her entire life and is thrilled to help people pursue both at The Iron Yard. She is a graduate of The Iron Yard's Front End Engineering program and is always excited to talk to folks about the experience of attending an immersive coding bootcamp.