Spanish Coding School Ironhack Heads To Miami

April 28, 2014

2:29 pm

A new coding school is coming to Miami, so for those looking to develop those skills, rejoice!

Ironhack will offer students an 8-week bootcamp beginning this fall that trains students in web technologies including Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML5 and CSS3.  Ironhack has been successfully training developers in Madrid and Barcelona, and the founders are hoping to emulate this success in Miami.

In a recent interview with The Starting Gate, Ironhack co-founder Ariel Quiñones had this to say:

“We founded Ironhack in Spain over a year ago to train software developers and tech entrepreneurs in the latest technologies with an obsessive focus on programming best practices. So far we’ve placed nearly 100 percent of our graduates that were seeking employment. This is particularly thrilling in the context of a country [Spain] that has almost 60 percent youth unemployment and a fairly young tech ecosystem. We think that we can produce the talent needed to close the tech skill gap and to fuel the growth of the emerging local startup ecosystem.”

Miami is a strategic move for Ironhack, which specializes in the Hispanic marketplace and plans to expand to Latin America.

Although Ironhack is still deciding on a Miami location, the first course is set to start in September. Students will have to go through a three- step selection process to asses their skills. Full cost of the program is US$8,000 — a bargain for the skills acquired and the connections students will be able to make.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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