The Iron Yard in Charlotte.

Known as the second largest financial hub in the U.S., Charlotte is also quickly becoming one of the East Coast’s strongest cities for technical talent. Built on strong public-private partnerships and one of the largest and busiest airports in the country, Charlotte has attracted a young, educated and talented workforce ready to tackle the world’s biggest problems through innovative and collaborative efforts (see Opportunity Char-Meck for agreat example). We’re excited to be launching a new campus in the Queen City.

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Check out our 2016 fact sheet for more information about Charlotte job openings and to meet our Charlotte team.

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. Back-end developers deploy fully-formed products to the cloud, integrate with online services, and enable mobile and front-end applications.

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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...

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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.

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HTML, CSS and JavaScript

The Iron Yard Foundational courses are intended to teach the fundamentals of Web Development for people interested in learning more about tech. The Front-End Web Development Foundational course will enable you to build a functioning interactive...

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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...

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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.


Charlotte Highlights

Charlotte, N.C. shows up frequently on “best place to live” lists, and it’s not hard to understand why. One reason is location - Charlotte is situated directly between the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Coast. Mild weather, fast-paced growth and a commitment to the arts and hospitality have made Charlotte one of the most desirable and fastest-growing cities in the nation (it’s now the 18th largest city in the U.S. and fifth nationally for Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the area).

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Charlotte Campus Team

Meet our incredible team members in Charlotte

Michelle gruening

Michelle Gruening

Campus Director

A graduate from Clemson University and native of the South, Michelle has always enjoyed taking adventures and meeting new people. After a 7+ year career in the events industry, she looked for her next big adventure and challenge - in came The Iron Yard!

Luke segers

Luke Segars

Instructor, Front-End

Luke earned both his bachelors and masters in computer science, but has also been an avid side project enthusiast since graduating. During grad school he taught a course for budding computer scientists and realized how accessible and fun coding could be for others and has been excited about it ever since.

Oliver short

Oliver Short

Community and Student Relations Representative

Oliver is a graduate of the The Iron Yard Raleigh’s iOS course and is originally from Durham, NC. When he’s not writing Swift code or on campus in Charlotte, Oliver can usually be found at at the nearest brewery, basketball court, or sizable body of water.

Ben sterrett

Ben Sterrett

Instructor, Java

Ben is coming to The Iron Yard after a 6 year tenure in the web application development scene. Mostly recently a Tech Team Lead in a .NET development shop, Ben has experience working with mentoring and developing teams of developers. Ben has also worked on Java, node.js, and Ruby on Rails.

We are Hiring!
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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222 S. Church St.

Charlotte, NC 28202