Seizing opportunities: Kyle’s story

When the company Kyle Holliday was working for saw enough business to start building their own internal software, Kyle saw an opportunity, “I was wearing a couple of different hats there, and as the company grew, they started to build out their own software. I talked to some of the developers to see if there was any way I could help out, and I ended up doing some internal testing.”

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A look into The Iron Yard’s second Demo Day in Charlotte →

The Iron Yard held its second Demo Day in Charlotte Friday. It was the opportunity for graduates of the program to show off their projects in front of potential employers. Brian Kelly, CEO of Charlotte-based CloudGenera, was in attendance scoping out potential hires. Representatives from Ettain Group were also in attendance.

Read the full article, including interviews with some of The Iron Yard’s recent Charlotte graduates, in the Charlotte Business Journal.

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Stories from the field: Charlotte Iron Yard students

We recently shared with you some feedback we received from a group of #IronGrads in Atlanta. Today, we’ve got even more good stuff from current students in Charlotte. We sat down with these students a couple of weeks ago to chat about the journey each of them has gone through so far, and how they are feeling about graduating from The Iron Yard.  Once again, we loved having open, honest conversations with our students and we can’t wait to share some of their feedback with you.

Interested in hearing more? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be happy to connect you with a graduate.

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The Iron Yard’s local campus director on what’s next for coding school →

The Iron Yard recently held its first Demo Day in Charlotte. Hosted at Packard Place, the event marks the end of the 12-week coding program. Ten students presented their final projects to an audience of local tech companies, engineers and supporters of Charlotte’s tech community.

Read the full article about The Iron Yard’s Charlotte campus demo day and what’s next for the coding school in the Queen City in the Charlotte Business Journal.

See the latest projects from top tech talent: It’s Demo Day at The Iron Yard →

Join The Iron Yard Charlotte students and staff for demo day on Friday, May 20. You’ll get to be there for the debut of some of the newest talented front end engineering developers in the community. Students will demonstrate the effectiveness of their final projects, speak to the technology they used, why they went with that tech, and how they overcame challenges in their paths.

Read the full announcement in the Charlotte Agenda and RSVP for Charlotte’s Demo Day here.

Team member spotlight: Meet Luke Segars, Charlotte instructor

When it comes to higher education, taking a non-traditional path or choosing a new format can still be a scary choice for many people. Specifically, our code bootcamp format can seem too good to be true – spend three months learning in an intense, immersive environment, and come out on the other side ready to interview for a job as a software developer?

As a long-time programmer and computer science purist, Luke Segars was still skeptical of code bootcamps when he started looking into entering the technology education space a few months ago. Today, he’s our Front-End Engineering instructor in Charlotte. Here’s his story. Read More