The Iron Yard in Durham

Welcome to The Iron Yard, Durham's premier full-time code school. We are training developers to fuel the Triangle's technology economy in North Carolina.

We are excited to bring code education to the Triangle where learning and real world experience happen simultaneously.

To connect students directly with potential employers, Academy classes are held in the American Underground, in close proximity to some of the Triangle’s most promising tech start-ups.

Learn to code. Life's too short for the wrong career.

Our intensive coding courses are open in Durham. Study Python Engineering, Ruby on Rails or Front End Engineering and launch a new career.

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Immersive Courses

Our immersive courses are 12 weeks long and run three times per year. We offer several different subjects at our Raleigh-Durham campus. Our grads get jobs with amazing local companies as well as awesome shops around the country.

Front End Engineering

Learn Front End Engineering using HTML, CSS and JavaScript and basic server-side tech. At the end of the class you’ll have the skills to create beautiful, fully functional websites and web applications.

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Rails Engineering

Learn Ruby on Rails, one of the most popular server-side frameworks in the world. At the end of class you’ll have the skills to build fast, production-quality full-stack web applications.

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Python Engineering

Learn to analyze and publish data using Python and machine learning. At the end of the class you’ll make magic happen with real-world data sets and you'll know how to build web apps to show off your wizardry.

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Free kids classes

We believe in investing in the local tech economy for the long-run, and that means impacting the next generation. We teach fun and educational programming classes to kids in the Raleigh-Durham area. Sign up for our mailing list to get more information on classes and schedules.

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Employers and Partners

Meet Our Durham Team

Dana Calder

Campus Director

Kayt Hensley

Campus Operations


Clinton Dreisbach

Python Instructor

David Rogers

Front End Instructor

Mason Matthews

Rails Instructor

Kelly Murray

Assistant Instructor



334 Blackwell Street
Suite B017 
Durham NC 27701

City Highlights

Sports, entertainment, the arts – wherever your tastes lead, Durham has it. World class facilities like the Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art blend with nearly 100 City-owned parks and recreation facilities to make Durham a place where residents Play More! Durham is also recognized as one of the decorated dining destinations in the state with award-winning restaurants and chefs that make an evening out something special.

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