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.

Back End Engineering with Ruby on Rails

Back End Engineering focuses on the logic and database needs required to run and scale web applications. Back End products combine databases, APIs, and user interface frameworks. Backend developers deploy fully formed products to the cloud, integrate with online services, and enable mobile and front end applications.

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Data Science with Python

Data Science focuses on using programming to find, extract, clean, analyze, and present data. Data developers work with researchers, statisticians, and developers from other disciplines to draw intelligence from data. Utilizing web frameworks, they share their findings and empower users to extract insights from the results.

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Front End Engineering with JavaScript and MVC Frameworks

Front End Engineering focuses on creating experiences in web browsers that users see and interact with. The discipline covers a broad area, from web design principles to complex JavaScript applications that manage data. The tools used in Front End Engineering are ubiquitous—no matter the technology used on the Back End, Front-Enders are responsible for delivering the experience and data to the person using the web application.

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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


David Rogers

Front End Instructor

Mason Matthews

Back End Instructor

James Allen

Python 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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