Some of you might know that toward the beginning of the year I took a job as an instructor at a company called The Iron Yard at their Dallas campus. They are a coding boot camp for adults who aspire to enter the software development industry. After spending 16 years in software development, I decided that I wanted to help the next generation of software developers. Teaching and watching other people learn how to develop software has taught me so much. It has been some of the hardest work I have ever done, but it has been the most rewarding.
Unfortunately, this past week I have been informed that The Iron Yard is closing all campuses after the current cohorts finish. I am very saddened by this news. Our campus has an excellent team. We can learn from each other without feeling the need to defend ourselves. Every situation has always been about how can we best handle this to help our students the most. And, really our students was what this was all about. Our students have always been our top priority.
I’m going to stay with The Iron Yard until the end because to do anything else would be damaging to our students. I am weighing several options on how I want to move forward. Teaching is where I want to stay for now. Keep an eye on this blog. I plan on posting a lot more posts and videos as time goes on. I want to document the process of going through this transition.
Until next post, see you later.