Houston, Texas is home to many amazing enterprise, startup and healthcare software companies. We’re excited to be a part of the action. Our programs train high quality developers who will help businesses across the ecosystem build amazing digital products.
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 ...
Swift, Objective-C and C are the native languages for developing applications for Apple devices. You can build for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod), Apple TV, Apple Watch, and even Mac OS X apps. You get to work with device hardware technologies like communication (Bluetooth),...
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.
Christie was born in Houston, TX and was lucky enough to move to Nigeria when she was two weeks old. She spent the first few years of her life in Nigeria and Angola before moving to Boston, Tulsa and then back to Houston. Those early adventures sparked a lifelong love of travel and she has been all over the world and still has many places on her "list" to see one day. She graduated from The Art Institute of Houston with an AAS degree in Film Production and earned her BA in Communications/PR/Advertising with a minor in English from The University of Houston. At the Art Institute of Houston, Christie discovered her passion for helping others achieve their dreams through education. She is involved with a number of charities that help children, animals, veterans and others. In her spare time, she loves to travel the world, write films, spend time with friends and family and hanging out with her two dachshunds Ben and Betty Lou.
Justin spent the first 29 years of his life living in Massachusetts, Florida and New York. His move to Texas to teach for The Iron Yard was like a journey into the past. Exactly one hour into the past. Things just move a little more slowly here in the Central Time Zone, and we like it that way. Back in the future, Justin started out as a journalist. After spending a few years indulging his muse as a writer he moved on to study Natural Language Processing, the branch of computer science that deals with understanding and using human language. Essentially he's Joaquim Phoenix from the movie Her. He brings his love for language and his curiosity about AI (or the semblance thereof) to his Iron Yard curriculum on Front End Engineering and Python/Data Science.
Brian Dorton is the Campus Director in Houston. He was born in Victoria, TX and moved to Houston soon after graduating from Texas A&M with a BS in Biomedical Science. He worked in education for 10 years with experience ranging from classroom teacher to campus administrator and everything in between. He received his Masters in Educational Management in 2010 from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He has had the unique opportunity to see learning take place in students as young as 5 all the way through retiring professionals. Being able to facilitate that learning, and seeing the same “ah ha” moments on the faces of students, regardless of age, is what ignites the fire in him to continue this endeavor. He is a father of two beautiful girls who take up all of his free time and he also firmly believes that that brisket is the only BBQ that should be considered BBQ.
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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.