The Iron Yard in Las Vegas.

Downtown Las Vegas is on a mission: revitalize the entertainment hub with an intense focus on local businesses and high-tech entrepreneurs. Now in their third year of building the eco-system, startups large and small have built successful businesses and a tangible feeling of entrepreneurial energy. We're working directly with Zappos, the Downtown Project, Vegas Tech Fund, and The Mill accelerator program to bring tech education to the already-robust ecosystem they've built.

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

back-end-engineering courses

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.

front-end-engineering courses
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.


Las Vegas Highlights

Las Vegas is famous for neon signs and casinos, but if you look under the surface you'll find hundreds of startups and several huge technology companies. This oasis of activity in the desert of the west is becoming a recognizable force in the world of software and we're excited to be training the developers leading the charge.

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Las Vegas Campus Team

Meet our incredible team members in Las Vegas

Jeff newburn

Jeff Newburn

Instructor, Python

After working to build and stabilize the Zappos search system Jeff started a technical training department which helped people learn programming. The past 18 months Jeff ran the development of a full ride share system. Now he is excited to get back to teaching.


Gabriel Shepherd

Campus Director

Since 2009 Gabriel has been consulting tech startups. He has led transition of technology departments post acquisition, built and sold his own companies, and has been involved in opening some of the largest casinos resorts in the world, including The Venetian Macao.

Mike sweeney

Michael Sweeney

Instructor, Front-End

Mike was introduced to programming in High School. After he got over his fear of the web and taught himself PHP, he jumped into the world of web development and found his love over the years of trial and error for Javascript and the interactive side of web development.

Jaimarie velasco

Jaimarie Velasco

Operations Assistant

Jaimarie was born in the Philippines and raised in Las Vegas. After working for eight year at Planet Hollywood, she decided to change her career and attend The Iron Yard. Jaimarie graduated from the Front-End Engineering program and is now working with assisting the Campus Director, Instructors, and students throughout Cohorts at The Iron Yard.

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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1112 S Casino Center Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89104