Jessica Grande

Recent Posts

Analyzing the Impact of Quarantine | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 13, 2020
The move to online classes half-way through bootcamp didn't slow down Alan Brunlinger, in fact it inspired his capstone project. Alan explored the effects that quarantine has had on the lifestyle of his fellow Nashville tech community members. Learn about his findings. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Analytics + Data Science

Coasters, Credits, and Coding, Oh My! | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 8, 2020
Matt Crook of Web Development Cohort 38 was a project manager for a major music label in town when he started to teach himself how to code and discovered a love for programming. He was then introduced to NSS and applied for the full-time bootcamp. Now a full stack developer, Matt is still building on his skills while searching for his first job in tech! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Facilitating Business Decisions With Data | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 1, 2020
As a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University, Suneethi Ford researched mechanisms in cancer growth through data analysis. Conversations with Shruti Sharma, a Vanderbilt and NSS alum, led Suneethi to apply for NSS’ Data Science Bootcamp. Since graduating, starting a project using natural language processing, applying for jobs, and networking with the Nashville data science community. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Analytics + Data Science

Community Impact Through Coding | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 29, 2020
Aja Washington wanted a career that she could pour her passion for humanitarianism and charity into. Feeling stuck in her previous career, friends introduced Aja to NSS. Now a full stack developer, Aja is excited to be a positive impact to the community through coding! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

The Art of Web Development | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 22, 2020
Coffey May of Web Development Cohort 37 is an artist, oil painter, and now a full stack web developer! “I was initially drawn to software development for the challenge of learning a new creative tool. The creative potential of working with and understanding data greatly interests me,” he shares. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Recognize Your Own Potential | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 15, 2020
Since graduating from Web Development Cohort 37, Jansen van der Spuy stays busy practicing code through self-study books and online courses. He is excited to start his first job in tech and would like to work with .NET, Python, JavaScript, and SQL, but is also open to learning new tech stacks. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Reignited Passion for Tech | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 10, 2020
Though coding was entirely new to Web Development Cohort 37 graduate Holden Parker, tech was not. He built his first computer at age 16 and has built 3 others since then. “I've always been rather tech-savvy and intrigued by technology as it progressed." Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Make A Difference Through Code | Graduate Spotlight
May 27, 2020
After completing the Front-end Web Designer/Developer bootcamp at NSS, Taylor Carroll decided he also wanted the full stack experience and joined Cohort 37’s back-end portion. Now a full stack web designer/developer, Taylor is ready to create positive user experiences on both the front-end and back-end sides of an application. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Grow Where You Are | Graduate Spotlight
May 21, 2020
After 10+ years in the music industry, Shawna Chatfield of Web Development Cohort 36 was ready for a career that challenged her personally and encouraged growth professionally. She started to research careers in tech, specifically web development, which led her to an NSS General Info Session. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Take Control of Your Future | Graduate Spotlight
May 18, 2020
After years of hearing his sister Brenda, an instructor at NSS, share stories of students’ successes, John was ready for a change himself. “I have always loved solving problems and learning new things. Web development has opened pathways for this that I could never have imagined.” Now a full stack developer, John Long is ready to start his new career and is excited to keep learning! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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