The Iron Yard powered by Smashing Boxes is well underway planning for our first semester of classes. It’s been a busy time of growth, learning and lots of fun planning all of the amazing things our students will encounter in their time here!
To help kick things off we’d like to introduce you to our amazing instructor, Clinton!
Hi! I’m Clinton Dreisbach and I am excited to be an instructor with The Iron Yard in Durham. I’ve been a programmer since I was 10 and got my hands on an IBM PCJr, and I’ve been writing software professionally for over 15 years, working in everything from Perl to Java to Ruby to Clojure. Of all the languages I’ve used, Ruby has consistently been one of my favorites, so I’m thrilled to be teaching our inaugural Ruby on Rails class in Durham.
I have always loved teaching people and have done plenty of one-on-one mentoring and conference speaking. For the past two years, I’ve been teaching outside of work in programs such as Citizen Schools and ClojureBridge. I’m looking forward to applying the skills I’ve learned to The Iron Yard Academy.
When I am not at a keyboard, I am busy being a dad to an amazing toddler and partner to an amazing spouse. In the sliver of time left after all that, I play and design tabletop games and bang out tunes on my ukulele.