CINCINNATI — The Iron Yard is teaming up with Fountain Square Management Group to help ring in the new year with an exciting application for the city’s annual New Year’s Eve Blast at Fountain Square. Front-End Engineering students from The Iron Yard, the country’s largest immersive code school, are building an app that will create an interactive, engaging experience for attendees. Surprises and rewards for app users will be revealed on New Year’s Eve.
“We are excited to partner with The Iron Yard to add a new level of engagement to this exciting annual event. Their students show a passion for what they do and we are excited to see the application come to life on New Year’s Eve,” said Emily Stowe, Event Marketing Manager at Fountain Square Management Group.
The Fountain Square web application created by The Iron Yard’s students will add an interactive element to the event and engage attendees throughout the night by having them check into the event and participate in real-time audience polling. The Iron Yard’s students, who are in the final week of their 12 week immersive coding course, are building out the complete application, including design. After the New Year’s Eve Blast, these students will continue to work with the Fountain Square Management Group to adapt the application for events at Fountain Square throughout the year. Cincinnati residents can sign up for early access to the New Year’s Eve app at www.fsqlive.com.
“The New Year’s Eve Blast is a Cincinnati tradition,” said Jeff Boeh, campus director for The Iron Yard in Cincinnati. “It’s an incredible opportunity for our students to work with the Fountain Square Management Group to create an app for the celebration and help the city ring in 2017. I’m excited that Cincinnati will be able to see what our students are capable of building after just 12 weeks of coding training and be able to use the app as a part of their celebration.”
The Iron Yard’s team of student developers who are creating the New Year’s app include Kristie Bedgood, John Patterson, Michael Savoia and Tom Gobich. Additionally, two other students from The Iron Yard’s cohort are also unveiling new apps they created in time for New Years. Kyle Pfhaler created Title Crush as a companion application for Spotify so that listeners can stay alert on new releases and upcoming concerts, and Manpreet Singh built Cards Against Insanity, an online-only version of Cards Against Humanity which allows users to create private or public game rooms and engage in never-ending games of Cards Against Humanity.
The Iron Yard’s Cincinnati campus opened in March 2016 and is currently enrolling for 2017 immersive Front-End Engineering and Back-End Engineering courses, as well as a two week Front-End Engineering Foundations course; prospective students can apply here: https://academy.theironyard.com/get-started.
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 theironyard.com.
About Fountain Square
Since 2006 when it reopened to the public, the reinvigorated Fountain Square has served as a catalyst for further investment in the area, including the 21C Museum Hotel; the redevelopment of the Maisonette building into Boca, Sotto, Igby’s; and the 84.51° headquarters building. Programmed daily by 3CDC with the help of a host of sponsors, the Square continues to generate interest and activity in the central business district.