Weeks One and Two at The Iron Yard

July 13, 2015

I've decided to make one post about my first two weeks. Not enough explosions to justify two posts. Maybe just enough for one post.   The first couple weeks were very different for me compared to my classmates so my retrospection won't be useful to everybody looking at code schools. When I enrolled in the Ruby on Rails course I spent a considerable amount of time going over the basics of the language and how to use it. I had already covered most of what was taught in the first...

Preparing for The Iron Yard

June 24, 2015

After a year of self-teaching and experimenting with programming, I’m going to attend The Iron Yard to round out my skills and move into a professional development career. My cohort starts on June 29. As excited as I am to get started, I am glad I have these remaining weeks to prepare for a very busy three months. Here are some of my thoughts and plans as I transition to a very new lifestyle.   Leaving My Current Job I recently quit my job at a local pizza...