Startup founder learns to code: Andrew’s story

On a summer evening in June 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska, two friends met for dinner after a long day of baseball watching at the College World Series. They had traveled from Atlanta, where both served in demanding jobs at management consulting firms. During the meal, the discussion turned (as it often did) to sports, and how talking sports often proved helpful when connecting with clients and colleagues at work.

As the friends discussed how tough it was to stay on top of the latest sports news due to their taxing schedules, they realized they had stumbled upon a common problem. They wondered: How do you sift through the noise to access the sports information that would be most valuable? Could we find a way to solve that problem? Could we build a product people love? Read More

Kelley Rose: From marketing to web development

From time to time we like to share the exciting “stories in the making” and allow you to get to know more about current students and graduates. From this vantage point, you can learn more about where they’ve been and where they’re going.

Kelley graduated a couple of weeks ago from The Iron Yard’s Atlanta campus. She just accepted a job as a Front-End Developer with Digital Scientists in Alpharetta, Ga. You can read the original story on her blog.

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Student story – Josh Daniels

From time to time we like to share the exciting “stories in the making” and allow you to get to know more about current students and graduates. From this vantage point, you can learn more about where they’ve come from and where they are going. We hope their stories inspire you.

This is Josh’s story.

Josh Daniels became a student at The Iron Yard in the midst of several significant life changes. In early 2014, he was newly married with a young son and was working on a startup company. Read More

The Iron Yard’s Atlanta campus hackathon

This weekend, The Iron Yard’s Atlanta campus is going to be in full on hackathon mode. Our internal hackathon is one of the three group projects to which our students are assigned, and it’s the one I look forward to the most. From Friday through Sunday, our students work hard and strong to make our hackathon partner’s ideas a reality. All day and all night, these people who were complete novices just eight weeks ago will be building real-life products.

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