The Iron Yard in Durham.

We are training developers to fuel the Triangle's technology economy in North Carolina. To connect students directly with potential employers, our code school courses are held in the American Underground, in close proximity to some of the Triangle’s most promising tech startups.

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

Program offerings

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.

front-end-engineering courses
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.


Durham Highlights

Sports, entertainment, the arts – wherever your tastes lead, Durham has it. World class facilities like the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art blend with nearly 100 City-owned parks and recreation facilities to make Durham a place where residents Play More! Durham is also recognized as one of the decorated dining destinations in the state with award-winning restaurants and chefs that make an evening out something special.

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Check out our event page for our monthly Crash Courses.


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Durham Campus Team

Meet our incredible team members in Durham

Sam byorasky

Sam Boyarsky

Instructor, Python

Sam has spent his life fascinated by and exploring computers and education. While at Duke University he earned a double major in Biology and Computer Science, and then returned to school, attending UC Santa Cruz, where he earned a MS in Bioinformatics.

Dana calder

Dana Calder

Campus Director

Dana fell in love with North Carolina while studying Sociology at Salem College. Prior to joining The Iron Yard, she spent more than eight years in educational sales and support. Dana loves exploring the Durham food scene with her wife and son.

Eric cook

Eric Cook

Operations Assistant

Eric is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from St. Vincent College with a degree in Sociology. He taught middle school math and acted as the athletic director before finding my way to The Iron Yard.

Bryce darling

Bryce Darling

Instructor, Ruby on Rails

Bryce is an autodidactic polyglot and has been a professional developer for the past decade. Previously, he worked in the video game industry. His open source contributions include finding and fixing security vulnerabilities in Python and Perl.

Nicole palumbo

Nicole Palumbo

Campus Operations Manager

Nicole graduated from Appalachian State University where she studied Psychology and Health Promotion. She joined The Iron Yard from Red Hat where she was a Project Manager for their Total Rewards and Sales Enablement programs.

Dan yuschick

Dan Yuschick

Instructor, Front-End

Dan’s passion for front-end development began with design. With continued inspiration and interest in learning, he stays active with personal projects and in various Meetup groups by presenting on topics ranging from responsive design to animation.

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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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334 Blackwell Street

Suite B001

Durham, NC 27701