Over the last 4 years, the Iron Yard has led the code school industry in preparing students for careers as software developers. The industry as a whole is still young and its leaders face the challenge of a nascent market, as well as the demands facing all institutions in the higher education marketplace.
In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support.
While our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers.
Orlando is home to a huge technology industry with software companies large and small and an established media industry. The market is creating solutions for advanced military simulation and training, software development, digital media, gaming and film, and our coding classes are preparing a workforce ready to tackle the challenges of the future.
Have a couple hours? Get your feet wet and try your hand at some code.
Margo is from Washington state wine country, grew up in the corn fields of Indiana, and moved to Orlando after college. She has been working in education and enrollment management for the majority of her career. Margo's professional mission is to help people improve their lives through education.
Ben grew up in Orlando, Florida and has been in tech of one type or another his whole life. When the iPhone was released, he began an ongoing exploration of Cocoa, Objective-C, and Swift. He’s worked for several different companies building iPhone and iPad applications.
Adam grew up in Minnesota before moving to Florida, where he attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando. His passion for education led him back to Orlando to join The Iron Yard to make an impact on the lives of its students and the local community.
Since 2004, Eric has worked in various aspects of adult education ranging from enrollment, marketing, instruction, curriculum design, faculty development, to academic administration. He has found that through all his experiences, nothing is more rewarding than contributing to the success of learners.
At each of our locations we offer free code classes for kids. We believe in investing in the local tech economy for the long-run, and that means impacting the next generation.
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The Iron Yard Academy - Orlando is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education License No. 5566.
Beginning May 1, 2017, The Iron Yard - Tampa Bay and Orlando campuses will increase the tuition to $13,900 for the Web Development Career Path. This will apply to new enrollments only. Current students in Florida will continue at the current program rate.