Nodevember Brings Opportunities For NSS Alumni
Nov 29, 2017
We spent the last two days hanging out at Nodevember meeting developers from around the country, catching up with alumni, and listening to a lot of great talks! A few of those talks came from our alumni. We heard from Delaine Wendling on D3, Matt Hamil on ReactVR (both from Cohort 15 which graduated this past January), and Aimee Knight from Cohort 4 gave a keynote on debugging stylesheets. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Community

The Learning Doesn't Stop When You Graduate | Seth Dorris - Cohort 10
Nov 27, 2017
Seth Dorris was an Army Captain prior to joining Cohort 10 at NSS. He’s now is a full-stack developer for Sierra Trading Post and the learning hasn't stopped...from databases such as PostgreSQL, SQLServer, MySQL, and MongoDB, to technologies such as Node.JS, ASP.NET, Angular and React. Seth offers advice on defining your career objectives and coding outside of work to grow your skills faster. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Early Adopter | Sam Walton - Cohort 1
Nov 20, 2017
When a student considers attending NSS today, many of them spend a lot of time researching the school. They look at reviews on Course Report, read our blog, comb through every page of our website, and talk with our graduates. But five years ago, none of that existed...well we had a website with a few blogs that read more like social media updates than blog posts, but there were no reviews or graduates to talk to. In fact, even the idea of a coding bootcamp was still a new concept. So who were these early adopters that decided to take a chance on NSS as part of our very first cohort? Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

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

Cohort 20 Graduates - Wraps Up Our 5th Anniversary Year And Last Class In 2017
Nov 15, 2017
On Friday we graduated 21 new full stack Node.JS developers. This is our eighth class of software developers to graduate this year and wraps up our fifth anniversary year. Cohort 20 spent 6 months with instructor Joe Shepherd, who shared the class became like “siblings” and learned to work together despite their differences. Listen to their podcasts. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?

Kaggle Releases First ‘State Of Data Science & Machine Learning’ Report
Nov 14, 2017
This year Kaggle, a predictive modeling, analytics, and data sharing site, conducted its first ‘State of Data Science & Machine Learning’ survey, and received input from more than 16,000 respondents. We share a few of our highlights and how they relate to our Data Science Bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science, Technology Insights

After 5 Years - What’s The Road Ahead? | 500 In 5
Nov 9, 2017
Five years of sustained success and 500+ graduates is wildly gratifying for all of us at NSS. We’ve talked in this series mostly about what has happened over the past five years and why we made some of the crucial decisions that contributed to where we are today. But the energy of our team is actually focused on the future, not the past. Read More

Topics: 10 Years | 2000 Journeys

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

Cleared For Takeoff | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 1, 2017
Cohort 19 students Willie Pruitt and Azim Sodikov were already learning software development before they attended NSS. Azim was teaching himself basic skills and Willie was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Both wanted to increase their pace of learning and were ready to takeoff on their bootcamp adventure. Hear about their journeys. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?