Last week, I was privileged to speak to the students of The Iron Yard Academy about my experience in front-end development. Bronto has a long-standing partnership with the expanding code school in the American Underground campus, and each time we host student tours of our space or sit in the audience for their Demo Day event, it’s exciting to see their drive and innovative spirit firsthand.
The demand for the intensive program that The Iron Yard offers is easy to understand. With the explosion of new trends in the world of programming, along with a job market that favors job seekers with in-demand skills, it’s important to have a curriculum and project work that reflect the current environment.
At Bronto, we use a lot of Backbone and jQuery. Both are sufficient for implementing sophisticated features, but we also leverage other technologies in our front-end stack:
The real fun began after my presentation. The students had such a broad range of interesting questions regarding business strategy, company philosophy, architectural concerns and future trends. I was blown away by their intelligence and enthusiasm, and I’m even more excited to see their ideas at the next Demo Day!