The Iron Yard Opens Enrollment for New Java Coding Course in Washington, DC →


WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Oct. 20, 2016) — The Iron Yard, the country’s largest immersive code school, today announced a new Back-End Engineering software development course that will begin on November 14 at the Washington, DC campus. The course, Back-End Engineering with Java, will be offered in an immersive, 12-week format designed to prepare students to become junior-level developers after graduation.

“Washington, DC is one of the top markets for tech jobs and employers are looking to tap into the local tech talent pool to quickly fill the thousands of open positions,” said Brian LeDuc, campus director for The Iron Yard in Washington, DC. “Based on job posting trends and the conversations we have had with our local advisory board and other local employers, we saw a strong need for Back-End developers who know Java. We are excited to add an immersive Java course to our DC campus offerings and train students with the skills employers desperately need.”

The Java course will be taught by Prakash Subedi, an industry veteran with nearly 14 years of Java experience and more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Marymount University and industry certifications in Java programming (SCJP), Oracle database (OCP-DBA), and system security administration (DISA-SA). He is also a certified Advanced Communicator Silver and Advanced Leader Bronze from Toastmasters International and has delivered over 30 speeches to diverse audience including tech talks, technical presentations, and professional seminars on topics such as modern software architecture and communications among software components.

“As a recruiter with 10 years of experience in tech recruiting, one of the most common skill sets I have hired for is Java,” said Lalitha Ganesan, a Senior Technical Recruiter at AOL and member of The Iron Yard’s Washington, DC advisory board. “Java is arguably one of the most popular programming languages among developers. From creating web applications, web portals, customized software to e-commerce and m-commerce, Java is definitely the preferred and most used.”

The Iron Yard’s full-time, immersive programs are designed to mentor people of all backgrounds into becoming professional junior-level developers in 12 weeks. With the support of experienced, full-time instructors and a robust career services program, students are provided with the resources they need to master in-demand skills, build a portfolio and navigate the job search process.

The Back-End Engineering with Java course will begin on Nov. 14, 2016 and prospective students can apply here:

The Iron Yard’s Washington, DC campus is also currently offering Community Forward Scholarships, a full-tuition scholarship program designed to support students who are passionate about using technology to improve their communities but need financial assistance to participate in a code school program. Find out more about the Community Forward Scholarship for the new Java course here:  

For more information about The Iron Yard, please visit: To attend a crash course on the Washington, DC campus and try your hand at coding, visit:

About The Iron Yard

The Iron Yard is one of the world’s largest code schools and exists to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities through technology education. The school offers full-time programs in Back-End Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Mobile Engineering and Design. The Iron Yard operates more than 20 campuses in the U.S. For more information, visit

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