Over the last 4 years, the Iron Yard has led the code school industry in preparing students for careers as software developers. The industry as a whole is still young and its leaders face the challenge of a nascent market, as well as the demands facing all institutions in the higher education marketplace.

In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support.

While our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers.

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The Iron Yard in Tampa Bay

813.775.2275
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260 1st Ave S #300
Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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We have joined forces with several Bay area software companies to offer coding courses and train the development talent they want to hire. We're working with companies like American Express Serve, Bisk Education, Microsoft - Tampa and Valpak to invest in the tech workforce for the future of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.

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We’d love to meet you! We regularly host free crash courses, meetups and other events that are open to the community. View our list of upcoming events or contact us for a schedule.

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Whether you’re just getting started or you’re ready to launch a new career, we have a course for you.

12 weeks // Full time

Web Development Career Path

Ready for a career change?


Prepare for a new career as a software developer in a matter of weeks. Check out our course for career changers.


Our ideal student is:
  • Curious about how programming works
  • Open to a life-changing experience
  • Willing to work hard for their goals

  • Ready for a fulfilling new career
This course includes:
  • Career-focused curriculum
  • Front-end and back-end programming fundamentals
  • Access to two full-time instructors

  • Full career support

Try coding for free

Have a couple hours? Get your feet wet and try your hand at some code.

Meet our Tampa Bay team

Mark Dewey

Instructor

Mark Dewey

Instructor

Mark has seen success in both the government and commercial arenas of software engineering. Along the way, Mark has developed a passion for mentoring young, and ambitious talent and wants to bring new developers to the next level.

Jason Perry

Instructor

Jason Perry

Instructor

Jason’s been a Rubyist for about as long as anybody, founding the Tampa Ruby Brigade in 2006. After stints in academia, startups, and as a consulting freelancer, he has found great joy in mentoring and sharing the knowledge gained over his career.

Gavin Stark

Instructor

Gavin Stark

Instructor

Gavin studied mathematics and computer science in Rochester, New York and Management Information Systems in Tucson, Arizona. He has been writing software since programs were saved on tape and source code was printed in magazines.

Katherine Trammell

Operations Assistant

Katherine Trammell

Operations Assistant

A Michigan native and Florida transplant, Katherine is an Iron Yard Front-End Engineering Alumni. She hopes to use her experiences as a developer and former student to continue to elevate the experience at The Iron Yard Tampa Bay campus.

Holly Valenty

Student Engagement Manager

Holly Valenty

Student Engagement Manager

Holly graduated from the University of Florida, and explored Marketing and Tech. She found what she loved most was connecting people to their passions, and is excited to help students with their next career opportunity.

Toni Warren

Campus Director

Toni Warren

Campus Director

After receiving her MBA at the University of Tampa, Toni began to share the impact of how technology can help nonprofit organizations touch more people. Realizing the need for talented developers, she crossed paths with The Iron Yard who shares many of her same values.

Free kids classes

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.

Want to know more about our kids classes?

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