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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Patrick Vecchione: Restarting a Career After a 10 Year Break

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 Patrick Vecchione’s story.

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5 Ways to Fully Leverage The Iron Yard Family

The idea of jumping head-first into a new world of software and technology is scary, no question about it. And, even if you have some experience and background in the industry, there’s nothing quite like the hardcore bootcamp-style environment that you’re about to experience.

In fact, there are very few things to compare it with and so, consequently, we understand the anxiety that you might be feeling in regards to this new adventure that you’ve signed up for (or that you’re considering signing up for)!

With that in mind, we want to provide you with as much context as possible and give you some tips on how to best leverage and maximize your experience while attending The Iron Yard.

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The Most Popular Coding, Programming Languages to Learn in 2015

For starters, there isn’t a “best” language for anyone new to learn that will necessarily guarantee a better job or help them more strongly establish a technology career as a software professional; anyone who tells you any different doesn’t know what’s really going on out there!

But, there are a few trends that can be spotted based on a number of sources that can provide helpful guidance for those that are seriously interested in taking their first step (of many) into the software and development world.

These trends can provide strategic and tactical guidance for those that want to maximize their time (and investment) at any intensive bootcamp experience.

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