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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Meet the the Iron Yard team

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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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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50 – LEVEL UP PRO, with Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski

In this episode we again get to speak with the Creator of Level Up Tutorials, Senior Front-End Developer Scott Tolinski. We catch up with him on the status of Level Up Pro, and find out how this new business venture has developed. We explore the psychology in the value of paying for content versus free material and the impact on the behavior of the observing consumer. Then we dive into all the features that behoove us to become a Pro User:

Ad Free Experience, Early Access To Tutorials, Pro Slack Chatroom, Free Series Video Downloads, Project File Downloads, etc…

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41 – JS in Space w/ Developer, Entrepreneur, Author and Meteor.js Expert: Josh Owens

In this episode we have Developer, Entrepreneur, Author and Meteor.js Expert: Josh Owens. We review Josh’s love story with technology and examine the fuel that ignited his passions… from his Atari 800XL and dual 5.25 inch floppy drives, to Rails, and now fighting karate battles in the dojo of space on Meteors. Josh spends his days working full time in the Meteor.js framework and trying to build an open sourced empire for it. Josh is also a podcaster and producer of past shows including Web 2.0 Show and WebPulp.tv; he is presently producing the Meteor.js Podcast and running the Meteor News website, Crater.

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