The Iron Yard Opens New Intensive Ruby on Rails Course in Orlando

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Orlando's only intensive code school expands offerings downtown with class in Ruby on Rails Engineering.

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Orlando has a seen a growing demand for Ruby on Rails engineers, and it is this market for jobs that The Iron Yard plans to tap into through its immersive training program.

Located in the center of the High Tech Corridor that runs from Tampa to the Space Coast, Orlando is one of the most promising tech hubs in the state - and Florida has seen the second highest rate of growth in the nation for tech-sector jobs, with a 5.4% increase in the first half of 2014. New and growing tech companies in Orlando are increasingly hungry for talented developers to hire, and intensive code schools like The Iron Yard offer a solution. In January The Iron Yard, the only such “boot camp” in Orlando, will be expanding its course offerings to meet the needs of the market by adding a class in Ruby on Rails.

Located in the Church Street Exchange Building, The Iron Yard opened its Orlando campus on Sept. 22nd of this year with a course in Front End Engineering. In January of 2015, The Iron Yard is increasing its offerings with a course that focuses on back end engineering: Ruby on Rails. A relatively young language that has gained significant traction in recent years as a result of its versatility, Ruby (on the Rails framework) is now used by such giants as SoundCloud, Shopify, Groupon, Square, and Airbnb. Orlando has a seen a growing demand for Ruby on Rails engineers, and it is this market for jobs that The Iron Yard plans to tap into through its immersive training program.

What type of student fits the mold at an immersive programming school? The Iron Yard aims to change the landscape of education in technology, beginning by opening their courses to candidates from all walks of life. From mid-career financial gurus to creative-types, the common vein that runs true at The Iron Yard is a passion for learning and a propensity for problem solving. With no coding experience required, how far could a three-month course take students? Far enough to launch a career, get a job, or start a company. Students spend the final two weeks of their project-based curriculum building a robust application for over 80 hours each week, tackling everything from concept to deployment. That capstone project serves as proof that they are ready to work as a professional and solve programming problems for companies and clients.

Enrollment is open for The Iron Yard's January Ruby on Rails Course. Classes start on January 5th, so apply today.

Interested in learning to code or hiring development talent? Check out theironyard.com/orlando to find out more.

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