Merging Front-End Development And Product Design
Oct 31, 2017
In an article published on TechCrunch last year, Carson Miller discusses why The Future Of Front-End Development Is Design. Building new digital products is easier and more affordable than ever, but you still have to build a product that users love...and therein lies the challenge. In today’s job market, code literacy is an essential skill for designers and managers, not just developers. It's also beneficial for front-end developers to understand user experience design. The demand for this hybrid role is growing quickly in Nashville, which is why we created our Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Learning, UI/UX

Constant Learning And Exploration Give You The Skills To Succeed | Ryan Tanay - Cohort 10
Oct 26, 2017
Ryan Tanay was working in desktop support, small business IT, and networking before he attended NSS. After graduation, Ryan was a junior instructor for a year and now works in DevOps with the full-stack and learned all of his DevOps skills post NSS. Ryan shares about the importance of continual learning and networking. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

BarCamp Nashville Connects Local Tech Community | IN THE COMMUNITY
Oct 24, 2017
On Saturday Nashville Software School and Tech Hill Commons was filled with energy from the Nashville tech community for BarCamp Nashville. The doors opened at 8am and the building quickly filled with eager learners. With sessions ranging from interviewing, to how to speak at BarCamp, to VR and AI, there was something for everyone. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Community

How CodePen Education Enabled Us To Focus On The Fundamentals In Our Jumpstart Class
Oct 19, 2017
NSS recently launched a 3-week, part-time Jumpstart program that introduces students to the world of web development and teaches them the basics of the core web languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. In order to overcome some of the major hurdles in setting up a development environment, and simply focus on the fundamentals, we used a CodePen Education. Take a peek at how we integrated the features into our program. Read More

Topics: Learning, Technology Insights

“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Is No Cliché | Aimee Knight - Cohort 4
Oct 16, 2017
Aimee Knight is a former professional figure skater and was in marketing when she made the decision to become a software developer. After researching (and visiting) bootcamps around the country, she landed at Nashville Software School as a part of Cohort 4. Aimee encourages new developers to "Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable." Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Nashville Opportunity Tuition
Oct 12, 2017
We are rolling out a name change for what has been called the Nashville Tech Apprentice Tuition (or usually just “Apprentice Tuition”). This program has been an integral part of how we create opportunities to launch tech careers since our founding in 2012. The new name for the program is the Nashville Opportunity Tuition. It’s the same risk-sharing, joint investment plan; we just have a new name for the program as we prepare to move into 2018. Read More

Topics: News, Community

Front-End Demo Day | Cohort 21
Oct 11, 2017
Cohort 21 wrapped up their first 3 months of bootcamp last week with their front-end demo day. No matter how many front-end demo days our instructors and staff have been a part of, we're always impressed with the level of the projects the students present. By the time front-end demo day arrives, the students have presented as groups several times and test-driven their front-end demo presentation to their classmates. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

What To Expect At A Hackathon | LBMC Coding For A Cause
Oct 10, 2017
Nine students and two alumni formed 3 teams and gave up their weekends to help Horse Haven of Tennessee and tnAchieves as a part of LBMC’s Code For A Cause hackathon. They share what they learned and 10 tips for success in a hackathon. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Get Involved

Concrete Vs. Abstract Thinking In The World Of Development
Oct 9, 2017
One of the things that has helped us both as students and now as junior instructors is understanding how we think, and thus learn. Having a better understanding of how we think has helped us learn new languages and frameworks quickly and teach them to others. Read More

Topics: Learning

No Single Person Makes NSS Happen | 500 In 5
Oct 5, 2017
As we post this today, I am being honored by the Nashville Technology Council at their annual meeting and inducted into the NTC Hall of Fame. I’m very honored to be so recognized and even more proud to represent all of the NSS community in accepting this honor. I thank the NTC for honoring me and through me all of those that are part of the NSS story. No single individual makes something like NSS a success. And on this day when I and NSS are being recognized, I’d like to make sure a few people who were instrumental in supporting the launch of NSS are remembered and thanked for their help in getting NSS off the ground back in 2012. Read More

Topics: Community, 500 In 5

We Made It! 500th Graduate Milestone Passed With Cohort 19 | 500 In 5
Oct 4, 2017
When we started this series of posts celebrating and reflecting on our fifth anniversary I said that our goal was to graduate our 500th new junior developer during the six months of our anniversary period. And darned if we didn’t make it. This is a big milestone for us. In a job market the size of Nashville, 500 new junior developers makes a huge impact. Read More

Topics: News, 500 In 5