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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Michelle Child

Michelle Child

UX Designer

Michelle went from teaching in a foreign country to following her passion for design. Now her daily work involves bringing ideas to life in digital form. Here's Michelle's story:

Before coming to The Iron Yard, I worked as an English Assistant in a small French town near Dijon. When I came home, I had no idea what to do next. A friend suggested I look into The Iron Yard.

After reviewing their site, I instantly clicked with the design material and self-motivated, fast-paced environment they presented. I was enthralled with the idea of learning a new skill and making a career in interface design.

Throughout the class I was constantly challenged, inspired, and confident I was on the forefront of design/code education, learning from extremely talented people. It's such an exciting time to enter the industry!

Within a month of finishing the course I was offered a job by a company familiar with the quality education of The Iron Yard. I'm teaching myself new, marketable skills every day, and couldn't be more excited to spend my career as a designer.

More Student Stories

Michelle followed the footsteps of hundreds and hundreds of students who have forged their own path by attending The Iron Yard. The graduates below have their own unique stories to tell as well. Whether you're looking to find a more fulfilling career or fulfill your love of technology, there are alumni who have walked your path.

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