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The Iron Yard

Average Rating4.41
174 Reviews
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As of July 20, 2017, The Iron Yard is no longer accepting applications. The Iron Yard is a technology education company that offers software development courses both in person, and through corporate training programs across the US. The school offers full-time and part-time immersive programs in Web Development. Beginners can choose from Web Development Basics or Interactive Web Development courses. For career changers, The Iron Yard's flagship bootcamp is the Web D...

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  • Stephan J
    Student • Front End Engineering • Tampa
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    Aug 10, 2022
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    Save your money and sanity

    I attended the St. Pete, FL campus and I did put all I had into the course work but the instruction was just terrible. Yes it’s a boot camp but also watching lectures for hours and not really having the WHY anything works the way it does explained was confusing. It really was an exercise in mimicry without education. 10k down the drain. I heard the vast majority of graduates didn’t go on to have any job in IT. Another big problem was the constant political pressure to go woke by having i...
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  • Manpreet "Mannie" Singh
    Student • Front End Engineering • Cincinnati
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    Jul 17, 2017
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    You Won't Be a Developer, You Will Learn to Grow a Developer

    Let's begin by addressing a simple zen about front-end web development in this period of time: there is so much to learn and so little time. Which is why I am glad to have been a part of the Iron Yard's front-end engineering program, but we'll get to that in a moment.

    The Cincinnati branch of the Iron Yard is no longer operational. That to me is a truly sad fact... the instructors that I had the pleasure to work, learn, and grow with and even the staff and location will be truly ...

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  • James Sewell
    Student • Front End Engineering • Houston
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    Jun 16, 2017
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    You will learn how to learn and grow as a developer

    Lectures are thorough and interactive, considerations are made for all skill levels to be engaged. Plenty of time to put theory into practice despite the fast pace. Assignments have basic requirements and creativity is encouraged. Plenty of opportunities to meet and learn from industry insiders. Considerate and helpful staff go above and beyond to help make the experience worthwhile.
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  • Travis Hubbad
    Lead Instructor • Web Development Career Path • Charleston
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    Jun 04, 2017
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    Hype over substance - insider review from student turned instructor

    I graduated from the Iron Yard in 2014, and was hired as an instructor in the fall of 2016. My experience as a student was mostly positive, though most in my cohort did not have positive outcomes. Two years later, I started working as an instructor, and I taught 2 cohorts. The company has undergone a lot of recent changes and thought it would be helpful to provide an insider's view.

    I'll begin with the positive:

    + Campuses I worked with are staffed with...

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  • Liz
    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Front End Engineering • Tampa
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    May 25, 2017
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    Totally worth it - if you put in the effort

    I recently completed the Front-End Engineering course at the St Pete/Tampa location and I cannot recommend The Iron Yard enough. Within 6 weeks of graduating I was employed, and honestly, in my opinion, that is the best way to judge a coding bootcamp. I think about half my cohort was employed within 2 months, and almost everyone within 3. I know my college didn't even have that kind of job placement success rate--and it was super tiny.

    That said, it is a lot of work, so you need ...

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  • Danielle
    Graduate • Front End Engineering • Austin
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    May 22, 2017
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    Reviewing Austin Campus

    The Iron Yard boot camp is a once in a life-time opportunity! The staff are incredible, the cirriculum challenging but undeniably valuable, and my overall experience was spectacular! It's not for the weak, if you're on the fence, GO FOR IT and don't look back! 

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  • Gabe
    Front End Developer • Graduate • Front End Engineering • Greenville
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    May 22, 2017
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    Know What You're Getting Yourself Into

    The Iron Yard was one of the greatest learning experiences I have ever had, but also one of the most challenging. The Iron Yard does an amazing job creating a team that has a ton of knowledge about what they are teaching but also a team that really cares about the students and their learning experience, which was equally important to me. Be prepared to spend long nights and weekends studying and collaborating with your classmates, the course is very intense and packs a LOT in a short...

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  • Peter
    Graduate • Front End Engineering • Greenville
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    May 20, 2017
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    TIY: Not for the Faint of Heart

    As with anything, there's a range of experiences that people have had with TIY, and I can only speak to my own. That said, I had a wonderful experience at the Greenville campus--it was all that it promised to be and (dare I say?) more. 

    I will echo other reviews in warning prospective students to not enter this program lightly. Do your research. (Ostensibly that's why you're reading this review, so good job!) Attend a crash course. Prepare your fri...

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  • Grayson
    Web Developer • Graduate • Front End Engineering • Greenville
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    May 18, 2017
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    Challenge of Lifetime

    My plan was to self-teach programming until I was able to get programming a job.  I spent about 6 months studying in the evenings and weekends.  I certainly learned alot this way, but eventually I felt I was hitting a wall.  I had heard of bootcamps before, but thought 'no way I'm spending that kind of money.'  Trying to teach myself an MVC from scratch wasn't working, so I met with TIY, slept on it, and signed up.  After being given the curriculum, I continued to study until the course be...

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  • Kelsey
    Graduate • Front End Engineering • Indianapolis
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    May 11, 2017
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    brain bootcamp

    I just completed a three month intensive bootcamp at the Iron Yard Indianapolis for Front End Development and it was....too many words there's no way I can describe without a painful runon sentence. The first word I would use is hard. It was very hard...the material and cirriculum are strenuous...if you're thinking about working/having a social life/not rocking your personal life boat, you need to reevaluate if this is the program for you. My life was upside down for basically the entire p...

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  • Dave McKinney
    Jr. Developer • Graduate • Back End Engineering • Indianapolis
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    May 10, 2017
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    Drinking From a Fire Hose

    They warn you upfront, this isn't a leisurely-paced class. You won't be learning from 9-5 and then closing your computer for the day (usually). You have to stay late sometimes. You'll need to ask questions to your classmates and instructors. Constantly. You will be lost (almost constantly), but every time you get lost, you'll dig your way out of it, often because someone shows you where you got lost, and often because you've gotten so accustomed to being lost that you've developed a system...

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  • Maxwell Krause
    Software Developer • Graduate • Front End Engineering • Charleston
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    May 09, 2017
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    For the Motivated

    The bottom line here is if you are serious about getting a foothold in this industry you are going to need to know some of the basics of programming before you are hired.  Programming is hard, very hard.  The Iron Yard provides the base you need in addition to hand-held instruction along the way.  This course is very challenging but no one is going to pressure you to finish all your assignments or fail you out of the course.  Everything is on you.  If you decide you are going to change you...

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Lauren Stewart
Published June 20, 2017
Shane Sniteman graduated from The Iron Yard coding bootcamp 2.5 years ago and is now leading a team in his second job as a mobile app developer. After working in finance at a Big 4 accounting firm and in graphic design for financial publications, the realization that websites could more efficiently convey financial data spurred him to learn to code. Shane dives into his career trajectory ...
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Lauren Stewart
Published May 10, 2017
[As of October 13, 2017, The Iron Yard will no longer be operating.] In the past, The Iron Yard’s students had to choose whether to learn front end or back end development before enrolling in the program. Now with the launch of The Iron Yard’s Web Development Career Path curriculum, students will learn the full scope of coding before choosing which area to specialize in. We chatted with the...
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