Intensive Code School

Become a professional programmer and get a great job.

The Iron Yard Academy teaches intensive, three-month courses that mentor you into a professional junior-level programmer. Our program goes far beyond tactical skills and teaches you to think like a software engineer. Programming is a lifelong study, and our process shows you to learn how to learn so you remain highly valuable for the rest of your career.

Startup Accelerator

We’re interested in building strong, sustainable businesses that add real value to customers’ lives.

Speaking the same language? We’d love for you to join us. Whether your goal is a Series A round, building a team and bootstrapping, or utilizing Kickstarter, we have a place for you. We run three programs a year, a digital health program and an open tech program and a green tech program.

Kids Education

We believe in investing in the local tech economy for the long-run, and that means impacting the next generation.

Students in our intensive courses are required to volunteer, teach and run our Kids programs as a part of their involvement in the Academy. (Not only does this develop a giving mindset, but it helps them communicate things they’ve learned—an essential skill as they grow into management positions in their careers.)

Coworking Spaces

We run cutting-edge coworking spaces across the Southeast.

Our Coworking spaces are comprised of designers, strategists, developers, writers and entrepreneurs. We’re not talking about fly-by-night freelancers. They’re independent business owners, connected with each other through the space they share and the projects they inevitably develop together.


A conference with no heroes, just people hungry for tectonic shifts in thinking and doing.

Grok is an invitation. Come to one of the best small cities in the nation. Talk, listen, eat and drink with world class people asking a ton of hard questions, digging into great issues, and making headway on some decent real-world solutions.

Who We Are

The Iron Yard exists to create exceptional value for people and their ideas through code education, startup accelerators and coworking spaces. Through our broad, deep and growing network of teachers, programmers, designers, entrepreneurs, investors, employers and coworking spaces we have developed a thriving community where serendipity happens en-masse.