Course Report’s take: Why they love the #YesWeCode Fund

It’s been a couple of weeks since we helped launch the #YesWeCode Fund, but excitement about the Fund (and the opportunity to expose even more people to the power of learning to code) hasn’t slowed one bit. Course Report was kind enough to feature the Fund last week as part of their “Scholarships We Love” series. We could have talked for hours about why initiatives like this are so important and why collaboration is key when it comes to making real change in the industry. 

Here’s how Course Report explained the awesomeness of the Fund:  Read More

We’re Partnering with Winrock to Offer $60,000 for our First Round of Classes in Little Rock

People interested in our inaugural courses in Little Rock are in for something great: we’ve partnered with Winrock International to to offer $60,000 in scholarships towards for our courses starting on June 29th.

Little Rock is home to multiple innovative programs and tech companies. The Venture Center and the AR Innovation Hub have built homes for all types of individuals and companies exploring the worlds of software and hardware.

Who else is in Little Rock? Companies like few, a creative digital and design shop, are nationally renowned for their work and their events. Larger corporations like Southwest Power Pool implement the infrastructure that keeps electricity running for millions of people. Software companies like Acxiom are innovating in the world of big data. All of these businesses (and more) sit on our advisory board and are excited about hiring our graduates.

Needless to say, we’re incredibly excited to be a part of what’s happening in Arkansas.

Now, for some scholarship details.

Applicants will apply by answering the question, “What would you build for Little Rock if you learned how to code?” We will distribute scholarships in the form of discounted tuition in the following amounts: 

• 2 students – Full Scholarship ($12,000)

• 2 students – Half Scholarship ($6,000)

• 8 students – Quarter Scholarship ($3,000)

Apply for a scholarship here: http://theironyard.com/scholarships/winrock/

You can learn more about our courses in Little Rock here: http://theironyard.com/locations/little-rock

As always, you can connect with our local team via email or on the phone (+1-501-260-7998).


Winrock International’s US Programs work towards improving communities, economies, and environments. They place a special focus on technology and business through programs such as Innovate Arkansas, the ARK Challenge, and the I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator. We are humbled to have such an amazing company on our Advisory Board.

Announcing a Cloudspace Scholarship for our Orlando Rails Course

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If you’ve wanted to take the plunge into the world of full-time web development, Cloudspace and The Iron Yard are providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to start a new career with hands-on training, mentoring and job placement support in Orlando.

Cloudspace gives you the digital strategy and development resources to execute at startup speed.

Cloudspace is an internationally respected development shop with a strong emphasis on Ruby on Rails. We’re honored to have them on our Orlando Advisory Board and work with them on everything from guest lectures to tours and more.

Our Orlando campus will be running its second Ruby on Rails cohort starting on May 18th, and Cloudspace is partnering with us to provide a $3000 scholarship towards tuition, as well as the chance to speak at a Cloudspace meetup.

In order to apply for The Iron Yard’s Ruby on Rails class starting on May 18th, submit an application to The Iron Yard and write a short 250 word essay explaining what you would build when you graduate from The Iron Yard.

Click here to apply today.

Submissions will be judged jointly by The Iron Yard and Cloudspace. Be creative with your submission and excite us about the possibilities—we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Don’t delay—class starts soon!