ExitEvent, an online news source for startups, featured The Iron Yard Academy recently. Durham’s first demo day for graduating students is coming up on August 22, during which they will present their final projects. Campus Director Jessica Mitsch talked about the process of the 12-week course.
…the goal of the first nine weeks isn’t only to teach a programming language but to prepare the students to learn to code in any language. Because technology is always changing, much of learning to code requires trial and error. Code school helps students know where to begin in order to keep learning. Those skills will be tested in the final three weeks of the program, which are spent working in groups on a final project. In most cases, students will have to learn skills they weren’t taught in class. The projects are intense, Mitsch says. Students will build an app or website from start to finish.