67 – Learn To Code & Take Charge Of Your Career with The IRON YARD

In this episode we get to speak with the Tampa Bay – St. Pete IRON YARD crew: Holly Valenty, Katherine Trammell, and Angel Murchison. We discuss who the IRON YARD is for and what it takes to engage in the immersion of their program. We then review the history of the IRON YARD: how it got its name, how it started, and how it has grown nationally. We also talk about the flavor of courses, technology stacks, and the fact that you don’t even need to know code before starting their program.

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Who is the Iron Yard for?

The Iron Yard has a 90% success rate for students in the first 3 months

What technologies will you learn at the Iron Yard

What is the Iron Yard experience like?

Free kids classes at the Iron Yard

The Iron Yard offers technology-focused Corporate Training solutions tailored to your business needs.

The IRON YARD: Our mission is to connect with people pursuing the craft and lifelong adventure of technology and help equip them with the skills they need to both get started and progress throughout their careers. Our hope is that those we journey with are energized to make a difference through their work.

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66 – Helping Visual Brands Build Online Systems with James Stone

In this episode we get to speak with independent design systems engineering consultant James Stone. We discuss James’s beginnings programming BASIC on his Atari in second grade and how it fanned the flame of his love for design & development. Then we talk about how James is now helping visual brands build online systems, and the narrative of that engagement. We also discuss his array of courses and his mission to bring Design Systems Engineering to enterprises of all sizes. We also talk about James’s contributions to the ZURB Foundation framework and his role as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Visual Arts at Penn State.

About James

My passion is Design Systems Engineering where I work at the intersection of fast-paced design and development teams. Unlike other online course experts, I am an award-winning web designer, a top contributor to the ZURB Foundation framework, and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Visual Arts at Penn State.

For the past 4 years I have worked as a Design Systems Engineer helping agencies, enterprises and startups to build out beautiful, performant front-end code and systems. This course is part of my mission to bring Design Systems Engineering to enterprises of all sizes.

“My goal is to assist web professionals wanting to work in the intersection between Design and Engineering a way to bootstrap their education and career.”

Cite – https://www.jamesstone.com/box-model-aha-moment/

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Helping Visual Brands Build Online Systems with James Stone

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Helping Visual Brands Build Online Systems with James Stone
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What is a design system?
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Working at Tower Records: Big in Finland
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Why use Zurb Foundation?
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65 – Learn, Do, Teach with Jenell Pizarro

In this episode we get to speak with Front End Developer Jenell Pizarro. We discuss Jenell’s magical alma mater Hufflepuff and her recent development education at The Iron Yard. We discuss her 12 week experience and the value of learning how to code.

About Jenell

Jenell Pizarro is a developer and teacher’s assistant at Skillcrush. She is an advocate for diversity in tech and is a member of various groups like Lady Developers, a group that champions female developers of all ages. Upon graduation from The Iron Yard, Jenell started Open Code Orlando which seeks to pair senior and junior developers to work on projects together and maintain an open line of communication between juniors and those they look up to as mentors.

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53 – The Definitive Answer To Javascript Fatigue with Eric Nograles

In this episode we get to speak with Lifelong Technologist & Developer, Eric Nograles. We talk JS fatigue, and the Angular 1 to 2 development topic that leads into the inevitable value proposition of React. We review some past conversations in the industry of how javascript was shoehorned into something that it wasn’t intended for back in the early days, and the evolution of current performance. We also explore Eric’s background in multiple languages and architectures leading to his current experience at Appirio.

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