Katy Campen has accomplished a lot in her few years working in the technology industry.
She’s taught coding, developed curriculum, founded a coding camp for girls, planned events and a host of other things.
Despite her ambitious resume, Katy would not describe herself a naturally outgoing. She instead has built a career from asking questions and reaching out to the tech community.
After graduating college with a wide-ranging advertising degree with little job prospects, Katy landed an internship that required she have some experience in web programming. A friend told her about The Iron Yard and encouraged her to look into the courses.
“I just thought this sounded really different, an accelerated learning path. It was just something I had never heard of,” she said.
Katy moved from Tennessee to Greenville, SC to join classes at the campus.