John Wark

John started programming professionally at age 19. After a long and multifarious career in technology, he founded NSS in 2012. He believed that Nashville's technology talent shortage would never be solved by trying to import experienced developers from other cities or by waiting for colleges and universities to start graduating enough students and/or appropriately trained students. He also had faith that Nashville had an ample supply of motivated adults with latent aptitude who, if offered a chance, would eagerly pursue a career in technology.
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Recent Posts

How are NSS Alumni Using Generative AI Tools On The Job?
Jun 26, 2024
We resurveyed our alumni survey after another year of generative AI experience. Curious about how generative AI is impacting the tech industry and our graduates? Spoiler: It's not taking jobs but transforming them! Read More

Topics: Alumni, Technology Insights

The State of The Job Market for Junior Software Developers
May 21, 2024
While it’s true that the market is slower compared to the last few years, it’s also clear that companies are still hiring junior software developers. We would like to share some facts about placements of software developer grads from NSS so that you know what we’re really seeing. Read More

Topics: News, Community, Technology Insights, Web Development

Adjusting Web Development Cohort Offerings For Demand
Feb 21, 2024
Today, we are announcing that the April & October cohorts of the full-time Web Developer Bootcamp will not be offered in 2024. Check the blog for details. Read More

Topics: News, Web Development

Postponing Software Engineering with Java/AWS Specialization New Enrollments until 2025
Feb 15, 2024
Postponing Software Engineering with Java/AWS Specialization new enrollments until 2025. Read blog for more deatils. Read More

Topics: News, Software Engineering

Full-time Web Development Students Get New Financing Options
Aug 30, 2023
We’re excited to announce the addition of two financing options for regular tuition students in the full-time Web Developer program. Read More

Topics: News

9 Reasons AI Will NOT Eliminate Coding Jobs Anytime Soon
Aug 7, 2023
As we continue our series of articles on the effects AI will have on tech careers, John Wark, NSS Founder and CEO delves into the myths and realities surrounding AI's influence on software engineering, data analytics, data science, and web development jobs. Read More

Topics: Learning, Technology Insights

How Should We Integrate AI Tools into Learning?
Jul 19, 2023
While the media has sensationalized the AI phenomenon, creating some fear and uncertainty, we believe it's crucial to separate fact from fiction. We conducted a comprehensive survey among our NSS alumni to uncover their experiences with AI tools on the job. In this blog post, we dive into our alumni's perspective of whether, and possibly how, to integrate teaching of AI tools into our bootcamp programs. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development, Software Engineering

How are software developers using AI tools?
Jul 18, 2023
While the media has sensationalized the AI phenomenon, creating some fear and uncertainty, we believe it's crucial to separate fact from fiction. We conducted a comprehensive survey among our NSS alumni to uncover their experiences with AI tools on the job. In this blog series, we dive into the impact of AI tools/tooling on software development from both a learning and job demand perspective. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development, Software Engineering

2023 Tuition Price Increase
Sep 28, 2022
With costs of doing business up across the board, we are announcing an increase in tuition by 5% for our Web Developer Bootcamp (full-time & part-time), Data Analytics Bootcamp (full-time & part-time), and Data Science Bootcamp. This increase will take effect for classes starting in February 2023 and later. Read more about this decision in our latest blog post. Read More

Topics: News

2,000 Graduates | Newest Milestone for NSS
Sep 1, 2022
Well, it’s official! NSS graduated our 2,000th student last month with the August graduation of Full-time Data Analytics Cohort 7. It took seven and a half years to reach our 1000th graduate and only another two and a half years to reach our 2000th. I’ll let those numbers sink in for a moment…  Read More

Topics: News, Community, 10 Years | 2000 Journeys

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