The Story


Thank you for checking out my fundraising campaign! As many of you know, I've been working at Fortune 100 companies since graduating college and I've come to the realization that I want to be an entrepreneur. I want to build my own ideas and my love for design and technology has led me to software development. 

I never thought I would go to graduate school, but recently these short-term programs have been getting a lot of press and having a lot of success. They are called coding bootcamps.

12-Week Code School, Hands on Instruction

Instead of going to graduate school and spending the next 2-3 years learning programming languages that don't really matter in the real world, I've chosen to get hands on experience in the skills that employers are looking for right now. 

I can go from zero to job ready in an immersive environment, learn the latest skills from industry professionals and connect with employers through the Iron Yard Career Support program.

$10,000 Tuition

If you're convinced that this is a good path for me, I would love to have your contribution to my campaign. The best part is, I will pay you this money back over 3 years! 

LoanWell makes automatic monthly payments from my bank to yours. If you'd like to contribute, here's how it works. 

1. You Click the Lend button at the top right. 

2. You review the basic loan terms that I've created.

3. You agree and sign the terms and a loan agreement is created between us. 

4. Transfer the loan amount and once the campaign ends, I will receive the funds.

5. On the repayment start date, LoanWell will send you my monthly payment directly to your bank.

Why Iron Yard

Code School Veterans

At The Iron Yard, we offer full-time and part-time web development courses in person, online and through corporate training programs across the U.S. Our team strives to create real, lasting change for people, companies and communities by equipping a diverse workforce with 21st century digital skills.

Compliant, state-regulated technology education that has been vetted by thousands of graduates.

Web development courses that are consistently ranked among the best in the industry.

Employer-tested curriculum that can be customized to fit your schedule.

Experienced, professional instructors who support our students every step of the way.


Front-End Engineering

Front-End Engineering focuses on creating experiences in web browser 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.

UI Design

UI Design covers an incredible amount of ground in 12 weeks, from foundational design concepts, user experience and product design to writing clean, extensible code. UI Designers design and develop responsive websites, using industry-approved design programs from Adobe and testing it on multiple devices and iterating to always cater to the end user.

Mobile Engineering

Mobile Engineering focuses on creating native experiences designed specifically for mobile operating systems and the hardware on which they run. 

Mobile developers create tactile apps that leverage internet connectivity, content capture functionality and hardware-specific features. End users download and use those apps to consume, create and distribute using their devices wherever they are.

Back-End Engineering

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. 

Back-end developers deploy fully-formed products to the cloud, integrate with online services, and enable mobile and front-end applications.

Educational Values

Thinking over syntax.
We believe syntax is the easy part of programming and that we're successful when we've helped someone learn to think like an engineer.

Quality over quantity.
We're interested in training true professionals, not getting as many people into our classes as possible

Real projects over scripted assignments.
People learn programming best by tackling hard problems with a mentor, not following a list of steps and taking a quiz.

Instructors as practitioners.
Our teachers stay sharp by taking some time off in between classes to freelance, build products and run companies, ensuring the latest, greatest curriculum every semester.

Emphasis on open source.
We deeply value the open source mindset and intentionally create and contribute to open source projects.

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