What better way to really learn about a coding bootcamp than to talk to actual alumni about their experiences? Our reviews do just that - real graduates share their real feedback about the school they attended, and leave it to you to decide what works best for you.
We culled through dozens of reviews of The Iron Yard and kept hearing the same themes emerge. But enough from us - let’s let the alumni do the talking. Read on for excerpts from real reviews. Oh - and if you want to talk to a graduate live - email your local Iron Yard campus and they will hook you up.
#1: The format and curriculum work.
"I learned foundational coding skills, but what I gained in professional networking and self awareness is much more valuable. These things made me marketable and able to enter a new career field in 4 short months. If you are serious about making a career change TIY is the place to start." - Chelsea
"The Iron Yard taught me in two weeks more than I had learned on my own." - Stanley
"I didn't learn syntax and simply how to write the code but how to think and problem solve like a developer and not be intimidated by challenges or new more complicated projects." - Austin
"I've learned the skills it takes to not only create awesome web apps, but to approach challenges in ways that allow me to excel so much faster. I can't say enough good things about my experience." - Gabe
#2: You’ll have a strong support system (and lifelong friends)
"The camaraderie and support I still feel from the staff a year later, and also the friends you make going through an intense couple of months is amazing." - Leah
"We had an very diverse cohort and one of the unexpected fringe benefits is that I feel that I've gained some really great friends along the way." - Anonymous
"We as students taught each other as much as the instructor as we struggled together and supported each other in our work. I feel like I made lifelong friends and colleagues from my class and instructors." - Austin
"I'm really thankful for the opportunity to have attended and for the lifelong friendships and professional connections I made as a result." - Emily
#3: The instructors are available, helpful and professional.
"The instructors were outstanding. I walked away with a solid understanding of web development that I could not have gotten from an online course." - Marge
"You could learn programming on your own, but the major benefit of The Iron Yard is having top notch instructors available to help you." - Anonymous
"Their commitment to their students and to providing education to whoever sought it out from them was, and is, second to none." - Jack
"Between their computer science education and programming experience, both instructors are overqualified to teach code to beginners, but they love it, and can answer your simplest to most in-depth questions." - Marge
"I really trust the instructors at The Iron Yard. They delivered strong lectures, gave helpful feedback, and provided invaluable coaching during our projects." - Drew
#4: You’ll be set up for career success
"These twelve challenging weeks cut years off of my learning curve, and has taken my career to the next level. I now work with developers who come from many backgrounds, and about half of us are TIY grads. Life has never been better." - Stanley
"I graduated from the 12 week Back End Engineering course about two months ago and have had excellent career support since. I'm getting ready to accept my first position as a junior .NET developer and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience at The Iron Yard." - Jennifer
"I can honestly say it was the best three months of my life. It was challenging, to say the least, but I think it speaks to the quality of the program." - Emily