Iron Grad spotlight – Shane Sniteman

Iron grad Shane Sniteman recently talked to Course Report about his time at The Iron Yard and what he is doing now. Preview: Shane is a musician living in Nashville (which was all Shane – we take no credit for any musical ability), is leading a team of mobile app developers, and his Iron Yard final project is a downloadable app with a few thousand users.

“Other schools seemed to be more cut and dry/ yes and no – answer this coding questions or not. I don’t really like that approach because The Iron Yard was more like, ‘Hey, you don’t have any coding experience. Can you get through this, push through and not quit?’ Long story short, they were just really cool.”

We appreciate you, Shane.

Read the full interview over at Course Report.

Changing your life in five months: Sean Calkins

If you told Sean Calkins in high school that at 25 years old he’d be a professional iOS developer, he wouldn’t have believed you. “I took a development class in high school and dropped it after a week because I decided I didn’t like it,” he said.

No stranger to hard work, Sean (like a lot of The Iron Yard’s students) had a diverse work background before joining The Iron Yard. “I worked at a coffee shop, I did high rise window cleaning. The job I had right before I went to The Iron Yard was working for the post office as a data conversion operator.”

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Tech is hot at The Iron Yard Orlando

Things are heating up in Orlando, and we don’t just mean the mid-90-degree weather. On Monday, The Iron Yard’s Orlando campus welcomed a new crop of students for the first day of our immersive Mobile Engineering cohort, taught by our Orlando Mobile Instructor, Ben Gohlke. This is the second Mobile Engineering course being offered since the Orlando coding school opened in 2014.

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Stories from the field

Every week, we share some of the amazing stories that we get to hear from our students as they struggle (and succeed) at becoming software developers. These stories are their own, in their own words, and sometimes raw and uncut.

But they are real and authentic, just as they should be.

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Stories From the Field

Every week we share some of the amazing stories that we get to hear about from our students as they struggle (and succeed) at becoming software developers. These stories are their own, in their own words, and sometimes raw and uncut.

But they are real and authentic, just as they should be.

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Wonman Lee: Scaling a Career in Software

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 you can learn more about where they’ve come from and where they are going.

We hope their stories inspire you to think much bigger about your career in software and technology!

This is Won’s story.

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