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

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How To Pay For a Nashville Software School Bootcamp
Mar 13, 2018
So you’ve decided to make a career transition. You’ve done your research and have decided that attending a bootcamp is the best way for you to learn the craft of software development or the skills required for data science. You’re considering Nashville Software School, but wonder, “how do I pay for it?” As the first non-profit coding bootcamp in the US, we strive to keep our bootcamps within financial reach of all who apply. Read More

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A New Financing Option With Skills Fund
Jan 5, 2018
We’re excited to announce our partnership with Skills Fund. Skills Fund offers a simple, transparent financing solution that allows students to focus on what matters- gaining skills and getting hired. Read More

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2017 Wrap Up | A Year Of Growth
Dec 19, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reminisce about all of the great things that happened this year! We've added new programs and instructors, but our favorite thing about 2017 is the transformations our students have made. Here are a few highlights. Read More

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Strong Software Developer Job Growth Continues
Nov 16, 2017
There was more good news recently regarding the prospects for continued growth in demand for software developers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their updated national Employment Projections - 2016 to 2026 in late October. These employment growth projections are widely used to analyze job growth prospects and trends. The future growth of software developers remains strong. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, News

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

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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

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The Emerging Role Of The Front-End Designer/Developer
Sep 19, 2017
One well known practitioner that has been talking and writing about the emergence of a “hybrid” UI/UX designer/front-end developer for several years is Brad Frost. Frost uses the term “Frontend Design” to refer to these hybrids who both handle UI/UX design as well as implement the design in front-end code. In a recent blog post, Frost speaks to the trend and the reasons for the trend. Read More

Topics: Learning, News, UI/UX

Amy Henderson Joins Nashville Software School’s Board Of Directors
Sep 6, 2017
We are pleased to announce the addition of Amy Henderson to the NSS Board of Directors. Henderson is the Vice President of Customer Success at LeanKit. Henderson’s ties to NSS began when her daughter attended one of NSS’s full-stack web development bootcamps. Read More

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Teaching The Full Data Science Process
Aug 22, 2017
When we were talking to working data scientists and data engineers here in Nashville about designing a data science program there were several things that people consistently identified as being important if we were going to familiarize students with what it is like to work in a real data analytics/data science job. One of the things we heard was that Data Science in the real world is messy because the real world is messy. Data in the real world is never clean and/or complete and/or consistent or any of the other things it needs to be for our modeling techniques or predictive techniques to work. Based on the input we received, we have designed into our curriculum and projects the idea that we need to teach the entire data science process, not just the fun/cool machine learning and statistical modeling pieces of the process. Read More

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