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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48 – Be More of Who You Are with Senior UX Designer and Podcaster of User Defenders, Jason Ogle

In this episode we get to speak with Senior UX Designer and host of the User Defenders podcast, Jason Ogle. We focus on the state of the show and why Jason had to take a one-way flight to Chicago so he could sleep in a van outside of a Walmart parking lot. Jason took a pause on the podcast so he could purchase a new home, but now he’s back with a new season and an impressive first guest: “CSS Man” Chris Coyier. We also explore lessons learned about being flexible and our desire as humans to have normalcy in the seasons of our lives… yet all we really need to do is be more of who we already are.

Jason Ogle has been designing digital experiences and fighting for the users since 1996. He’s a designer at NCM in Denver, CO and the host of the User Defenders podcast all about inspiring interviews with UX superheroes. He’s also a husband, father of 6, and craft coffee roaster. He has a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe.

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34 – How a Developer Advocate Opens a Brewery, with Brew Wizard Jeff Douglas

In this episode we talk to Trailhead Developer Advocate at Salesforce, Jeff Douglas. We discuss Jeff’s nationwide family road trip/Brewery Tour and identify how that research evolved into his newest entrepreneurial venture of the 3 Keys Brewing & Eatery. We ask Jeff the why, what, where and how of opening a brewery and review the financial and bureaucratic challenges that jacket such an endeavor. We also talk a bit about how beer quite literally saved the world, and how that might be the reason for Pokemon madness.

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32 – Earn a MBA From the Comfort of Your Van, with Salesforce Expert & Lead Applications Engineer Daniel Peter

In this episode we talk to Lead Applications Engineer Daniel Peter. Daniel is a Lead Applications Engineer at Kenandy, Inc., and is currently building ERP that installs on top of Salesforce. We review Dan’s start as a kid exploring BBS’s C++ programming, to his ascension as #17 on a list of 30 Salesforce Experts to Follow On Twitter. We also get some secret advice to obtain your MBA while living in a van on campus.

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