Back in June The Iron Yard started teaching people how to code out of START.
We’re now 9 weeks into the program and the students are getting ready to graduate. Here's a sneak peek at what students and hiring partners have to say about the program:
From Khalid (Front-end Student), who previously worked in the oil and gas industry:
From Lauren at Poetic Systems (one of The Iron Yard's hiring partners):
Poetic is really excited The Iron Yard is coming to town for two reasons: it means Houston's up-and-coming tech scene is gaining national attention, and we know these guys are going to help it grow stronger. We're proud to be a hiring partner and look forward to working with their graduates.
From Joey (Front-end student), who had been trying to teach himself to code before he attended The Iron Yard:
Since the first day of being a student I have been able to experience learning many coding languages in a way that has allowed me to be finally be successful. It's tough, but the way that the instructors and staff have set things up for the students to learn is by far the best approach I have ever seen. Not just with the attention to details, but also how they care for each and every student, pushing them to succeed. (read the whole story on our blog here)
From Adrianne (Ruby on Rails student), she got a job before she graduated:
I’ve been freelancing on a very occasional basis as a web designer since 2006. For the last two years, I worked full-time as a Jr. Admin in Technical Support for a web hosting company.
I chose The Iron Yard for several reasons: it’s local (Houston), it teaches Ruby on Rails (which is the stack I was interested in learning), and it offers other innovate programs that I felt I may be interested in later. Two that come to mind are the Digital Health Accelerator and the coding classes for children. (read the whole story on our blog here)