The Week in News

In case you missed it, below are the top headlines from The Iron Yard this week.

TCube’s $1.7M Investment Could Be a “Big Whale” Moment for Midlands Insurance Tech. Here’s why. →

TCube Solutions has grown to over 100 employees in Columbia and 350 worldwide in the matter of only 3 years. Not surprisingly, the company’s announcement of expansion to the BullStreet First Base Building and $1.7 Million investment has drawn much attention in the past couple of days.

Read the full article, including a conversation with The Iron Yard’s Columbia campus director Heather Dughaish, in Midlands Anchor.

Tech Talent Tuesdays Foster ‘Soft Skills’ in IT Talent →

People aspiring to launch their career in the information technology (IT) sector generally focus on maximizing their technical skills and obtaining certifications. While these are crucial, IT newcomers are often unaware of the importance of “soft skills” – the ones that will help get them hired in their first IT job – so learning them from seasoned mentors in the San Antonio tech ecosystem would provide a valuable resource.

Read the full article in the Rivard Report.

Minnesota Morning | The Iron Yard, MyAlerts Funding And MN Tech Podcast →

A couple of days ago The Iron Yard had an event for students, alumni and the advisory board… we had a trivia contest. We had teams, 6 rounds of questions and some minor trash talk. My team was leading after 3 rounds but the 4th round we fell apart and finished 3rd overall. It was a good way to get to know everyone better. We then had some time to interact with the students with lots of conversations around code, the Minnesota tech scene and their upcoming job search.

Read the full article on Paul DeBettignies’ Minnesota Headhunter blog.

What company leadership can learn from coders about communication

In her latest InfoWorld column, our executive director of the code school Jessica Mitsch, takes a look at the intersection between company culture and communication, and asserts that there is a lot the c-suite can learn from coders.

Developers, particularly those who contribute to open source projects, know that having a structure that enables others to easily understand the code and contribute to it is important. There is agreed-upon language and documentation with the goal of removing ambiguity to align all parties involved. This principle can — and should — be applied to all parts of a business to lower barriers and increase opportunities for collaboration.

Below is an excerpt from Jessica’s article. You can read the full post on

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The developer’s reading list

The holidays are a time for relaxation and for many, a chance to catch up on their reading list. For developers – both novice and expert alike – there are a plethora of books and websites designed to help you sharpen your skills and explore interesting industry topics.

This holiday season we polled our instructors and staff, and put together recommendations for a ‘Developer’s Reading List.’ And for those of you who prefer to listen, we’ve included a few podcasts too.

Have suggestions? Let us know in the comments!

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Week in News

In case you missed it, below are the top headlines from The Iron Yard this week:

Additionally, we had the opportunity to attend the “White House Summit on Building the Tech Workforce of Tomorrow” this week, and meet with tech innovators and leaders from across the country. The conversation was inspiring and we look forward to  continuing to build on the momentum started by the TechHire initiative.