The Iron Yard student experience: Introducing “Iron Journeys”

One of our favorite things to do is share the amazing stories of our students and graduates. Walking with students as they begin the code school adventure is a privilege we don’t take lightly, and when those students graduate and go on to successful careers…well, it’s hard to contain our pride. It never gets old.

Sometimes it’s easier to talk about a life-changing experience once it’s over and you can look back and reflect on the journey. That’s why it’s helpful to have the point-of-view of a graduate who has finished their 12 weeks at The Iron Yard and who has gone on to land a great job. But if you’ve never been a student in one of our courses, you might not really understand what the experience is all about. What is it like for people who are currently in the middle of their journey toward becoming a software developer?

That’s the exact question we hope to answer for our prospective students through a new video series called, Iron Journeys. These are raw, unedited videos of members of our team chatting with students as they are in the midst of learning to code. These aren’t staged in any way – in fact, they are usually just filmed in real time from a laptop and capture conversations we have with students on the ground. Our hope is that what we lose in video quality, we gain in candor.

To kick Iron Journeys off,  we’d like to share a conversation with Jacolby Green, a Front-End Engineering student we sat down with this summer in Dallas. Join our co-founder Eric Dodds as he talks with Jacolby about his story, how he chose to take a course at The Iron Yard and how he’s feeling about his progress.

After you watch, let us know in the comments what you want to know from our students. What questions would you like them to answer in future Iron Journey conversations?


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