Unlocking the code to meeting employers’ programming needs

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati soon will have a new training option for prospective programmers. The Iron Yard is slated to open its first Ohio campus in Over-the-Rhine, with a back-end engineering course kicking off May 23.  “The fact that they’re looking here is very flattering,” said Eric Weissmann, director of marketing for startup community catalyst Cintrifuse. The Iron Yard is a South Carolina-based coding school offering courses in back- and front-end engineering, data science, design and mobile engineering. Each course is an immersive 12-week experience, covering a different topic nearly every day. What that looks like, in terms of the back-end engineering course, is five days a week of lecture and lab time learning to use programming languages Java and Clojure. Students will learn about the fundamentals of the languages, storing…


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