Welcome to The Iron Yard Academy Powered by Smashing Boxes

Durham’s only code school is the product of Smashing Boxes and its partnership with The Iron Yard Academy. Together we're building better developers to take on the Triangle’s technology economy.

What is this?

Qualified programmers are among the most highly sought after professionals in today’s job market. The Iron Yard Academy powered by Smashing Boxes exists to help remedy this need by training - or retraining - the workforce of the future. No prerequisites, or liberal arts requirements; it’s simply the education of tomorrow.

Centered around practical application, each course combines teaching, mentorship, collaboration, and real world development work over 12 intensive weeks. By the end, our students emerge as professional, junior-level programmers and either jump straight into internships with one of our hiring partners or work with our team to find the right job.

About The Academy

This school represents a unique partnership between Smashing Boxes, a digital creative agency in Durham, NC, and The Iron Yard, a nationally respected code school.

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.


Do you share a passion for helping others and teaching? We're always looking for additional instructors as our company grows. Contact Us if you're interested.

Apply today!

Class sizes are kept small to facilitate collaborative learning and space will fill up quickly. Check out the FAQ page to learn more.

Start DateCourseInstructor
April 27, 2015Front End EngineeringChristopher Davies Apply
April 27, 2015Ruby on RailsMason Matthews Apply
April 27, 2015Python EngineeringClinton DreisbachApply

Contact Us

We’re looking for progressive business partners to help support the school! Contact us about joining the Durham Advisory Board. Feel free to reach out to academy@smashingboxes.com for details.