The Iron Yard offers intensive courses in Python, front-end, rails and mobile engineering as well as a startup accelerator, web design and kids classes. Little Rock courses will include front-end, rails and mobile and will begin in mid-2015. Kids courses also will be available in Little Rock.
Dates have yet to be determined, but the Iron Yard and Innovate Arkansas are planning on mid-year to begin. More info here.
The Iron Yard aims to grow developers and help them find jobs after graduation from its courses. While acknowledging the tech talent produced in the state, leaders in Arkansas' tech-based startup ecosystem have lamented its lack of developer depth.
The Iron Yard represents a chance to develop some depth.
"It is an effective and successful academy that is in number of states already, and it will do much to meet the need for more coders in this area," Innovate Arkansas Director Tom Dalton said.
The Iron Yard was founded in Greenville, S.C., and has expanded into 15 cities across the country: Atlanta; Austin; Houston; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbia, South Carolina; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Durham, North Carolina; Nashville; Orlando; Tampa; Washington, D.C.; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; and now Little Rock.