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The Iron Yard in Charleston

Long known for welcoming ships carrying goods that would make their way to the rest of the country, Charleston, South Carolina has been a hub of activity since America was born. Staying true to roots in commerce, the city has transformed itself into "Silicon Harbor," a modern-day port for technology companies who build products used all around the world. 

We couldn’t be more excited to be part of this thriving tech economy and helping to build it through our technology education programs.

Program offerings

Back End Engineering
Back-End Engineering
Back End Engineering focuses on the logic and database needs required to run and scale web applications. Back End products combine databases, APIs, and user interface frameworks. Backend developers deploy fully formed products to the cloud, integrate with online services, and enable mobile and front end applications.
12-Week Immersive
C# and .NET

C# is an elegant and robust language that enables anyone to build a variety of applications that run on the .NET Framework. You can use C# to create Web Applications, Windows Applications, Web APIs, Database applications, and much more.

For example, shopping websites d...

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Java and Clojure

Java is one of the most ubiquitous and versatile languages in the industry. It runs behind the scenes for a large portion of the websites you use daily, as well as in many desktop and smartphone apps. It’s well-suited for large programs that need performance and scalability.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby is loved for its english like syntax and the superpowers developers feel when writing it. Ruby code will connect to databases, other applications on the internet, and generate HTML for web applications. It sits on the server and powers entire websites.

Ruby is used ...

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Front End Engineering
Front-End Engineering
Front End Engineering focuses on creating experiences in web browser that users see and interact with. The discipline covers a broad area, from web design principles to complex JavaScript applications that manage data. The tools used in Front End Engineering are ubiquitous--no matter the technology used on the Back End, Front-Enders are responsible for delivering the experience and data to the person using the web application.
12-Week Immersive
JavaScript and MVC Frameworks

JavaScript is an incredible language to learn for anyone interested in getting into programming. It is the only programing language that can run on the front end of a website, meaning that if you want to have any dynamic interaction on your webpage, you need to know JavaScript...

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Kids learn for free.

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.

Charleston EVENTS

Upcoming Conferences

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Dig South April 26-28, 2016


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City highlights: Charleston.

Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the Charleston area has been named Top U.S. City by Condé Nast Traveler 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. On top of those accolades, Charleston has also become known as Silicon Harbor and for good reason—amazing food, beautiful beaches, and tons of history mean software companies are flocking to Charleston, setting up shop, and looking for talent.

Here are a few of our favorite things:

Charleston CAMPUS TEAM

Campus Team Member

Calvin Webster

Front End Instructor

Calvin was born in Hawaii but eventually landed in Charleston by way of the Outer Banks. Tempered by hurricanes and big waves, Calvin has a passion for coastal life that is only rivaled by his passion to learn and teach. Calvin has taught web development classes to college students and environmental education to K-12 students. As a developer Calvin has worked with a huge range of companies, from The Charleston Museum to the Veterans Administration and Cummins Marine. He has also contributed to the Modernizr project as well as Adobe Brackets.

Campus Team Member

Zachary Oakes

Back End Instructor

Zach started his programming career at the National Security Agency, where he learned about big software systems and the enduring value of privacy. After spending time in the private sector, he took a prolonged sabbatical to work on open source projects and tutor people for basically negative money. His primary technical focus is Java and Clojure, but he often teaches other things, regardless of his familiarity with the subject or the willingness of his audience.

Campus Team Member

Betsy Hare

Campus Director

Betsy grew up in upstate SC where she lived until heading to Winthrop University. She majored in Education and got her first teaching job at Oakbrook Middle School in Ladson, SC. After 3 years of teaching, she and her husband moved to Buffalo, NY. One winter in the north was enough to send them back to Charleston. Betsy returned to Oakbrook as the Instructional Technology Specialist and was able to pursue her passion with incorporating technology and education. This passion (and community connections) helped her build the Girls in Tech after school program that is focused on inspiring young girls to get engaged with and excited about their tech future. She recently received her Masters in Educational Technology and due to that has more free time to spend with her husband and 2 dogs (Max and Sammi).

Campus Team Member

Nathan Hall

Assistant Instructor

Nathan Hall is an Assistant Instructor of Front-End Engineering with The Iron Yard. Before seeing the beauty of web development, Nathan worked in Capital Markets Advisory for PwC as a CPA. He loves combining his finance and accounting background with React and Rails. In his spare time, he loves playing fantasy baseball, quick games of speed chess, and Speyside Scotch.

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At The Iron Yard we have created an environment that is exciting, intellectually challenging, and culturally diverse. We work hard, smart, and collaboratively because our mission is worthy of our time and investment. Does this resonate with you? We'd love to chat.

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17 Princess St.

Charleston, SC 29401