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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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.
- Guest: The IRON YARD
- Watch on YouTube
- Website: https://www.theironyard.com/
- Holly Valenty: Role: Student Engagement Manager
- Katherine Trammell: Operations Assistant
- Angel Murchison: Associate Instructor
- CORPORATE TRAINING… For more information on The Iron Yard’s Corporate Training: https://www.theironyard.com/corporate-training
- 2017 COURSE START DATES:
- August 28th, 2017
- October 30th, 2017
- SYLLABUS: You can find our most recent updated syllabus and curriculum http://downloads.theironyard.com/curriculum-guides/WDCP-Curriculum-Overview.pdf
- SCHOLARSHIPS: Currently we offer a $1,000 https://www.theironyard.com/scholarships#the-iron-yard-diversity-scholarship that is available to underrepresented groups in tech including women, people of color,and the LGBTQIA community.
- The #YesWeCode Fund http://www.yeswecodefund.com/ is a scholarship initiative designed to increase diversity in the tech industry by removing financial barriers and increasing access to quality tech education. By unifying the efforts of code schools, government bodies, civic organizations and employers across the country, the Fund aims to award $100 million in code school diversity scholarships.
- How to apply: Complete an application to our Web Development Career Path. Once accepted to the course, communicate your need for financial support to your Campus Director. Scholarship applications open in April 2017. If you are ready to apply, you can get started now!
- FINANCING: Regarding private financing https://www.theironyard.com/financing, we suggest exploring options with companies like Climb Credit https://climbcredit.com/apply/ironyard, or Upstart http://www.upstart.com/. These lenders have built loan programs specifically for code schools like us! Of course, you can also explore other financing options through your local bank.
- FREE ONLINE INTRODUCTORY COURSES
- THE IRON YARD TAMPA BAY MEETUP PAGE: In the meantime, please feel free to join us for any of our events. You can find details and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/The-Iron-Yard-Tampa-Bay/.
- Veterans Hackathon with Operation Startup 7/21-22: http://www.sofwerx.org/opsu/
- Hospitality Hackathon 8/25-27: https://tampabayhackathon.com/
- Hack Zika 9/22: https://www.meetup.com/Code-for-Tampa-Bay-Brigade/events/239763082/
- Learn, Do, Teach with Jenell Pizarro https://thundernerdshoo.com/2017/07/learn-do-teach-w-jenell-pizarro/
- Front End Design Conference http://frontenddesignconference.com/
- Brian: Gather ugmonk https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ugmonk/gather-the-minimal-modular-organizer-that-cuts-clu
- Frederick: Humans http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4122068/
- Katherine: IceBurg https://www.facebook.com/iceburgrolledicecream/
- Angel: Phaser.io https://phaser.io/
- Holly: Cappello’s gluten free grain free https://cappellos.com/