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

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

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

For The Love Of Learning | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 11, 2018
Adam Smith was drawn to software development because he loves to learn. And being a developer requires you to learn something new all the time. Hear about Adam's journey as a part of Evening Cohort 6. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?

Perseverance Leads To New Career | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 5, 2018
Going through a Nashville Software School bootcamp takes perseverance. That perseverance often starts when a student applies to a program. When Arthur Rankin Smith was accepted into Cohort 24, our first front-end web designer/developer cohort, he made the most of the experience and landed a job before graduation. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Two More Cohorts Celebrate Graduation With Demo Day!
Jun 26, 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended Demo Day last Friday to support our most recent graduates! The hackery and classroom were filled with employers eager to meet our first cohort of front-end web designer/developers and our next cohort of full stack C#/.NET web developers. There were several times where all 23 graduates at demo day were meeting with employers! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?

Finding A New Career To Love | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 7, 2018
There are a lot of variables that can lead our students to a career change. Some are looking for career growth or struggle to find a job in their original career path. Others simply thought a career in technology was impossible until they learned about our programs. Joe Chesney was faced with finding a new career he could love just as much as the one he had to give up. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

From Video Game Commentator To Developing A Game | Graduate Spotlight
May 31, 2018
Tim Conner was an eSports broadcaster before making a career switch to software development. He enjoyed his work as a commentator for video games, but it didn’t offer any great growth opportunities. He decided on software development as a career shift because he enjoys building software, learning the languages, and the “instant gratification of seeing what you built.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories

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