Hardware requirements for Bootcamp at NSS
Sep 25, 2018
Students must provide their own laptops for classes at NSS. In light of the passage of time since our last review of hardware requirements, we have just updated our recommendations and guidelines for student hardware. Here are our recommendations for laptops to use during our full-time or part-time bootcamps. Read More

Topics: News

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and NSS Partnership Underway
Sep 19, 2018
In February of 2018, NSS partnered with the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) at the Vanderbilt University Medical School to begin shaping an Introduction to Data Science for post-doctoral students. This program, Data Science Essentials, was funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome fund and consists of three parts. Read More

Topics: Community, Data Science

Taking Analytics Beyond A Spreadsheet | Data Graduate Spotlight
Sep 13, 2018
Before attending Nashville Software School’s (NSS) Data Science Bootcamp, Justin Rothbart was a workforce analyst for an insurance company. He was working with Excel and SQL but was looking to grow as an analyst and learn more tools. As he explored ways to automate parts of his job, he kept running into Python and R which sparked his interest in programming. He started to look at Master’s programs, but found NSS’s data science program and decided to apply. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Data Science

Data Science Cohort 2 Dives Into Data Cleaning and Exploration
Sep 10, 2018
Last week Data Science Cohort 2 started their first team project and Data Question 2. The data holds information about computing jobs that were submitted over the course of a year at ACCRE, Vanderbilt’s Advanced Computing Center for Research and Education. Read More

Topics: Data Science

The Nashville Analytics Summit Recap
Aug 22, 2018
This week we attended The Nashville Analytics Summit. Several of our recent data science graduates were on hand to share their experience. Read More

Topics: Data Science

Capturing A New Career | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 7, 2018
Before attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Dan Watson was a professional photographer. After dabbling in web development to create a website for his business, he knew he wanted to learn more and eventually work for a company instead of himself. Dan’s creative background was perfect for our first front-end web designer/developer bootcamp and he made the decision to join Cohort 24. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Changing User Experience At An Art Museum | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 2, 2018
After an injury ended her career as a ballerina, Lindsay Mulhollen was doing media design and lighting design for live productions. When she moved to Nashville, she decided that she wanted to find a steady career path that still allowed her to focus on her love of the arts. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Barista Serves Up User Experience | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 31, 2018
After college, Amber Sharpe worked a variety of jobs including managing area Airbnbs and as a barista. She loved the variety of jobs she had, but was ready for a career. Her husband and several of their friends are NSS graduates, and they encouraged her to give development a try. Amber joined Cohort 24, our first front-end web designer/developer cohort. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, UI/UX

First Data Science Cohort Graduates
Jul 26, 2018
On Tuesday night our first data science cohort celebrated their graduation with Demo Day! Community involvement throughout our first cohort was key to our success. Whether you were a guest speaker, a mentor, a roundtable participant, or provided data and a data question, we could not have done this without your support. Read More

Topics: Hiring?, Data Science

Education + Real-World Preparation For Your Career | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 17, 2018
David Dassau graduated college in 2014 with a degree in web design. The degree helped get him started in web and graphic design, but it didn’t really prepare him for a career in either field. He spent his free time learning more about both fields and found that he really enjoyed web development. While he was thinking about ways to add web development to his skill set, his friend, a developer at a local company that hires Nashville Software School graduates, encouraged him to look into NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

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