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.

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Famous for staying weird, Austin, Texas has long been a hub of creativity and music. The last decade has seen the rise of its tech economy in the form of accelerators, startups, investors and world-renowned conferences. The Iron Yard Austin is in the mix, with coding classes to train developers who will shape the future of the city.

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We’d love to meet you! We regularly host free crash courses, meetups and other events that are open to the community. View our list of upcoming events or contact us for a schedule.

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Whether you’re just getting started or you’re ready to launch a new career, we have a course for you.

12 weeks // Full time

Web Development Career Path

Ready for a career change?


Prepare for a new career as a software developer in a matter of weeks. Check out our course for career changers.


Our ideal student is:
  • Curious about how programming works
  • Open to a life-changing experience
  • Willing to work hard for their goals

  • Ready for a fulfilling new career
This course includes:
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Front-end and back-end programming fundamentals
  • Access to two full-time instructors

  • Full career support

Try coding for free

Have a couple hours? Get your feet wet and try your hand at some code.

Meet our Austin team

Karly Borden

Campus Director

Karly Borden

Campus Director

Karly lived in and out of the country until college. She has a background in creative and technical writing, equipping women to launch and grow their own businesses, leading African explorations, and operating a small international jewelry business.

Courtney Carlson

Operations Assistant

Courtney Carlson

Operations Assistant

Courtney graduated from the University of Alaska with her MBA and set her sights on Austin, Texas to join the burgeoning startup scene. With a background in higher education, digital marketing and video game development, she brings with her a passion to help people tap into their hidden coding skills and into the world of tech!

Samantha Hall

Student Engagement Manager

Samantha Hall

Student Engagement Manager

Samantha graduated from Philadelphia University with a major in Marketing/Merchandising. Following some time in Mozambique creating a women's micro-credit program, she returned to Philadelphia working in non-profit development for a number of organizations.

Gil Pratte

Instructor

Gil Pratte

Instructor

Gil has a bachelors of science in Math and went on to get his masters in Computer Science. He has been a professional programmer for 25 years. In his spare time Gil is a big soccer fan and an avid poker player.

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