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We work hard every day to help people change their lives for the better. Our students are at the center of everything we do at The Iron Yard. They've come from all walks of life to learn with us. Here, just a few of our hundreds of graduates share their stories and talk about what motivated them to join The Iron Yard.

As an Officer in the Navy Reserve in Afghanistan, LeRoy spent his free time trying to learn to code. Today, he works as a web developer at marketing company in Houston.

LeRoy Gardner
Web Developer
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Andrew switched majors several times before finding programming. The Iron Yard helped him make a career out of building medical apps for people in Guatemala.

Andrew El-Masry
Android Developer
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Ryan spent more than a decade in finance before realizing he wanted more. Today, he's found career happiness as an Interaction Engineer with Benefitfocus.

Ryan Huber
Interaction Engineer
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Jeremy Butler toured the world playing music, but returned to his first love of programming through The Iron Yard. He now develops apps for State Farm.

Jeremy Butler
iOS Developer
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Astrid was a data analyst working in oil and gas and decided to pursue her passion for building software. She now enjoys a successful freelance career.

Astrid Countee
Freelance Rails Developer
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Matt Bertino left a great job in big finance to pursue his dream of building a company. Post graduation he joined our accelerator program.

Matt Bertino
Full Stack Web Developer
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Wonman used to work for a Senator on Capitol Hill. After an election loss left him jobless, he attended The Iron Yard and now works as a back-end developer.

Wonman Lee
Ruby on Rails Developer
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Logan turned his hobby into a career when he left sales and marketing to learn software development. He's now a Front-End Developer in Orlando.

Logan Arnett
Front-End Developer
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Kelley came from a marketing background and always admired great websites. Now she creates them as a Front-End Developer at a digital agency.

Kelley Rose
Front-End Developer
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Amber Joyner was a middle school teacher before attending The Iron Yard. Today, she has a job she loves as an Interaction Engineer at a healthcare company.

Amber Joyner
Interaction Engineer
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Josh Daniels became a student in the midst of several significant life changes, being newly married with a new child and a startup. He now works as a developer at an agency.

Josh Daniels
Front-End Developer
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Kevin had a corporate job that didn't inspire him. After quitting and moving halfway across the country to attend The Iron Yard, he loves his job as a Ruby on Rails developer.

Kevin Collins
Ruby on Rails Developer
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Katie is a lover of all languages and taught English for many years. When it was time to switch careers, learning a programming language led to a career she loves.

Katie Walsh
Junior Software Developer
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As a recent college grad, Alex was on a path to a law degree when he realized it wasn't for him. He now works as a developer for an online ticketing company.

Alex Soper
UI Engineer
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Patrick took a 10-year break from software development. As his family grew, he attended The Iron Yard and restarted his career. Today he is a CTO at a healthcare company.

Patrick Vecchione
Chief Technology Officer
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Julie worked for an oil company in Texas and struggled to balance 100-hour-work weeks and family life. Today she is happily employed at an Internet marketing company.

Julie Rich
Web Developer
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Mike was a freelance theatrical lighting technician, a job he loved but that didn't provide for his family. The Iron Yard helped him jump into a new career as a developer.

Mike Vaughan
Ruby on Rails Developer
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Bernard was on a leadership track with a major retailer when he decided to learn to code. Today, he works full-time as a developer and is launching a startup.

Bernard Worthy
Front-End Engineer
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Andrew co-founded a startup and realized he could reach his goals faster if he learned to code. He and his partner can now innovate to meet customer demand.

Andrew Faircloth
Startup Co-Founder
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After working as an English teacher abroad, Michelle became enthralled with web design. She found a job as a UX Designer within weeks of graduation.

Michelle Child
UX Designer
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Becky already worked as a freelance web designer, but couldn't quite get a handle on JavaScript. Learning a new tool has made her an even more valuable consultant.

Becky Hamm
UX Consultant
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After working for over half-a-decade as a systems analyst, Thomas knew he wanted to build software people used. Today he loves his work building digital products.

Thomas McCracken
UI Engineer
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Richard's experience in graphic design led him to dabble in coding. Now, he's a full-time web engineer in Atlanta.

Richard Daniel
Presentation Layer Engineer
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Chelsea went from writing prose to writing code by attending The Iron Yard in Atlanta. Today, she has a great salary as a web designer for a startup company.

Chelsea Franz
UX/UI Designer
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Matt's story shows off what it's like to be a student at The Iron Yard.

Matt Fair
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Student Voices

It's a pretty humbling and exciting experience for us when our students, grads and friends share their thoughts about us online. We've collected a few samples below as an example (click the links for even more). When we hear about a grad who has found an awesome job, or a current student who succeeds at a homework assignment, it reminds us why we do this work every day. We'd love to have you join the conversation by following us on social media or subscribing to our blog at blog.theironyard.com.

The Iron Yard does a real good job. It's not just about head-down coding. They...foster a sense of community.

- Bob Holden

quit your job they said. go to Iron Yard they said. get a better job they said. Damn straight son!!! They were right!

Very thankful! Heading to Denver, then Montana for interview... learning to code can literally take you places:) @TheIronYard

I feel like I am crafting my life, where I can do the things that I love, and making a living doing it.

- Astrid Countee

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