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.

Cincinnati students team up with Fountain Square to build New Year’s Eve app

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and communities across the country are planning their celebrations. In New York, there’s the Times Square ball drop, in San Francisco fireworks light up the sky and in Orlando, Disney World pulls out all the stops for family-friendly fun.

In Cincinnati, locals gather at Fountain Square for the annual New Year’s Eve Blast to dance the night away, grab some grub and participate in goofy games on the Fountain Square stage. This year, The Iron Yard’s Cincinnati campus is getting in on the fun, with students designing a special app for the event. Read More

The Iron Yard Teams Up with Fountain Square to Design New Year’s Eve Blast App

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.

For more information about The Iron Yard, please visit: http://theironyard.com or contact the Cincinnati campus at 513.301.2875 or cincinnati@theironyard.com.

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.