A Community That Doesn’t Quit | Graduate Spotlight

Feb 28, 2022
Jessica Grande

Devery Page of Full-time Web Development Cohort 51 at Nashville Software SchoolBefore he was a part of Full-time Web Development Cohort 51 at Nashville Software School (NSS), Devery Page was studying to become a physical therapist. After quickly finding out that career path wouldn’t best suit him, a friend suggested that he apply to NSS’s Web Development Bootcamp. “I started messing around with (web development) through freeCodeCamp and Codecademy,” he shares, “And I decided [applying for NSS] was the best course of action if I wanted to continue to grow.” 

What was your favorite capstone project and what about it made it your favorite? 

“My front-end capstone was my favorite because I had hit MVP long before we were to demo. I had more time to style and add little things to flesh out the app. I centered it around creating a workout plan for yourself where you could view how many repetitions, sets, and what exercise explicitly to do. There was also a tab where you could see details on a specific exercise. As for how I made it, it was a React app using JavaScript, HTML and CSS.”

What roadblocks did you encounter along the way?

“Road blocks would be I didn't ‘get it" straight away. I was by no means top of my class and there were plenty of times where I thought it might be in my better interest to look for another career path, but thanks to my friends, the instructors, and my own will to not give up I got over [my doubts] long enough to start understanding a little more at a time. Eventually I realized I was in the home stretch, so if I even wanted to entertain the idea of quitting at that point, I was too far along to give up.”

What advice would you give to current or incoming NSS Web Development students?

“Everyone at some point, especially if they're extremely new to this kind of thing, thinks about quitting. This stuff is hard and you're never alone in what you are thinking. Just push through and try your best to make friends along the way.”


Now that Devery has graduated, he is on the hunt for his first job in web development! Get to know Devery by connecting with him through his LinkedIn. Check out his podcast below to hear about his capstone projects and NSS experience! 


Meet more of the graduates from Full-time Web Development Cohort 51 by visiting their class website!

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development