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.
We have joined forces with several Bay area software companies to offer coding courses and train the development talent they want to hire. We're working with companies like American Express Serve, Bisk Education, Microsoft - Tampa and Valpak to invest in the tech workforce for the future of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.
Have a couple hours? Get your feet wet and try your hand at some code.
Mark has seen success in both the government and commercial arenas of software engineering. Along the way, Mark has developed a passion for mentoring young, and ambitious talent and wants to bring new developers to the next level.
Jason’s been a Rubyist for about as long as anybody, founding the Tampa Ruby Brigade in 2006. After stints in academia, startups, and as a consulting freelancer, he has found great joy in mentoring and sharing the knowledge gained over his career.
Gavin studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona. He has been writing software since programs were saved on tape and source code was printed in magazines.
A Michigan native and Florida transplant, Katherine is an Iron Yard Front-End Engineering Alumni. She hopes to use her experiences as a developer and former student to continue to elevate the experience at The Iron Yard Tampa Bay campus.
Holly graduated from the University of Florida, and explored Marketing and Tech. She found what she loved most was connecting people to their passions, and is excited to help students with their next career opportunity.
After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, Toni began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch more people. Realizing the need for talented developers, she crossed paths with The Iron Yard who shares many of her same values.
The Iron Yard Academy - Tampa is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education License No. 5567.
Beginning May 1, 2017, The Iron Yard - Tampa Bay and Orlando campuses will increase the tuition to $13,900 for the Web Development Career Path.. This will apply to new enrollments only. Current students in Florida will continue at the current program rate.