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

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

Is The Effort Of Designing For User Experience Worth It?
Jan 11, 2018
Designing for user experience can save time and money. But how do you build support for designing for the user? Consider the return on investment, or ROI, of UX. A great video that breaks down the ROI of UX is from Dr. Susan Weinschenk. She shares how UX addresses the top 3 reasons software projects fail and several benchmarks to use when measuring ROI. Read More

Topics: UI/UX

UX Designers Do A Lot More Than Design
Nov 7, 2017
You’ve heard of UX Designers, but do you know what they actually do? The title can be a bit misleading. While design plays a role, UX designers do so much more. Let's explore the six stages of UX design. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

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

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

Are You Interested In UI/UX Design & Front-End Development?
Aug 15, 2017
In recent years we have seen quite a few of our graduates get hired into hybrid roles that combine front-end web development skills with UI/UX skills. Most of these grads either had prior design experience or took our UI & UX for Digital Product Design professional development course after completing one of our full-stack web development bootcamps. We have been talking with local employers about their need for hybrid positions like this and as a result are launching a full-time Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News, UI/UX

Sneak Peek | Data Science Bootcamp And UI/UX Designer/Front-End Developer Bootcamp Coming Soon To NSS
May 10, 2017
We all know that software technology is constantly evolving. This evolution drives change in which technologies are used in Nashville, how technologies are leveraged by employers, and what skills and knowledge are needed in new tech talent. We try to monitor those changes in Nashville’s tech talent demand. We also try to collaborate with employers and working professionals to identify opportunities to help meet changing needs through training. Based on our conversations over the past two or three years we have identified two new programs that are planned for launch later this year. Read More

Topics: Hiring?, News, Community, UI/UX, Data Science

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