Meet Alan Johnson, Director of Product Development

Our team is rapidly growing, and today we’re thrilled to introduce you to Alan Johnson, newly-appointed Director of Product Development for The Iron Yard.

After growing up in both Texas and South Carolina, Alan graduated with a degree in Computer Science from Clemson University. His career path and expertise have focused on building software and building teams at startups. Most recently, Alan was a cofounder of Treehouse, an online-based resource for technology education.

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Tech is hot at The Iron Yard Orlando

Things are heating up in Orlando, and we don’t just mean the mid-90-degree weather. On Monday, The Iron Yard’s Orlando campus welcomed a new crop of students for the first day of our immersive Mobile Engineering cohort, taught by our Orlando Mobile Instructor, Ben Gohlke. This is the second Mobile Engineering course being offered since the Orlando coding school opened in 2014.

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Stories from the field

Every week, we share some of the amazing stories that we get to hear from our students as they struggle (and succeed) at becoming software developers. These stories are their own, in their own words, and sometimes raw and uncut.

But they are real and authentic, just as they should be.

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Meet Jason Perry, Tampa Rails and Front End Instructor

We are thrilled to introduce Jason Perry, who joined our Tampa Bay team in May as a Ruby on Rails instructor. Jason has been a huge part of the tech community in the Tampa Bay area for years. He knows what employers are looking for and how to equip students with the right skills.

Speaking of skills, Jason’s expertise doesn’t end with Ruby – he’s also going to teach our Front End Engineering course next cohort. Jason has a passion not only for teaching people how to code, but also helping them find a career path that fits. He recently reflected on his journey to The Iron Yard. 


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