Volunteer For Hack For The Community
Mar 22, 2018
In just three weeks, Nashville Software School and Nashville Technology Council will be buzzing with volunteers for HCA Foundation’s Hack For The Community. The 36 hour hackathon will bring together software developers and designers from across Nashville, including some of our students and alumni. Teams will be solving problems for over 20 local non-profits. Read More

Topics: Get Involved

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

Total Eclipse | Understanding JavaScript Functions
Aug 29, 2017
It was the weekend before the total solar eclipse and over 70 NSS alumni and students gathered at the school for the alumni’s first hackathon. One of the 12 apps built that weekend is called Total Eclipse and teaches JavaScript functions. Alumnus Chris Jarvis was a part of the team that built it and blogged about his experience and what he learned. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Technology Insights, Get Involved

Code For Nashville | GET INVOLVED
May 23, 2017
There are meetups that focus on learning or networking opportunities and then there’s Code for Nashville, a group that seeks to make a difference. Code for Nashville leverages technology to improve access to government services and is changing lives in big and small ways. They lead the way through hackathons and community discussions with software developers, journalists, legal minds, designers, and you! Find out how to get involved. Read More

Topics: Community, Get Involved

Celebrating Women In Tech | IN THE COMMUNITY
Apr 24, 2017
Last Thursday night, the organizations that support women in technology came together for one giant event! The Nashville Entrepreneur Center was filled with old and new friends as we celebrated the impact women are making in the Nashville tech community. Women attended from Nashville Girl Geek Dinner, Women in Technology Tennessee (WiTT), Women Get IT, Tech Ladies, and Nashville Women Programmers. While each of these organizations offers different environments and programs, they all seek to empower women in tech. Read More

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Sharing Your Knowledge At Meetups | IN THE COMMUNITY
Mar 20, 2017
Have you thought about presenting at a meetup or conference? Matt Hamil, a Cohort 15 graduate, shares his experience of presenting at two Nashville meetups and offers practical advice on how to decide on a topic and prepare for the presentation. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Community, Get Involved

An Intro To Contributing To Open Source
Mar 1, 2017
Contributing to an open source project can be daunting, especially for those that are just starting out or those that have lived their life contributing to proprietary software. Nick Lorenson & Max Shenfield put together a hands-on workshop to demonstrate both sides of the coin; how to contribute and how it feels to manage an open source project. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Community, Technology Insights, Get Involved

Nashville, Beautiful City, Needs Your Help
May 25, 2016
Nashville is a wonderful city, but it needs our help to reach its full potential. It’s strikingly diverse. The city is wonderful that way. But that diversity is still immature. Our community, the community of software developers and related disciplines, embodies this problem. Code for Nashville is investing into diversity and growth in our craft by organizing our volunteer membership around a civic ethos. Read More

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Mentor Meetup For June's Graduating Classes
Apr 27, 2016
If you are a software developer, even if you've only got a few months of experience, you can help our current students make their transition from student to working developer. What does being a mentor entail? Our students have questions and need support in two broad areas - technical mentoring and career mentoring. Read More

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