Mandy Arola

Mandy has been following developers & tech companies at meetups since 2016. She is NSS’s chief content wrangler, a.k.a. marketing manager. When she’s not writing blogs, managing social media, pestering instructors & graduates for content, or attending meetups, you can find her traveling the world or at home with her beloved dog Lola.
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Recent Posts

Mission Transition | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 16, 2019
Trevan has worked as a cybersecurity contractor and IT support for Microsoft Software Engineers since he left the Army. After working alongside software engineers and hearing friends who are developers share their experiences, he decided to transition his career in tech to development. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

The Move Is On | New Address Beginning July 22, 2019
Jul 11, 2019
The great move of 2019 is almost here! Final touches are being made and our operations team is busy coordinating all the important things, like moving all of our furniture, ensuring we have WiFi on day one, and maybe most important, installing the coffee maker! It's going to be a rush to the finish line, but we can't wait to start in the new space.  Read More

Topics: News

Comfort Zone Redefined | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 9, 2019
Brian Neal had spent ten years in retail, most recently as store manager, and knew it was time to move on. He had been interested in pursuing a career in development for years but was afraid to step out of his comfort zone and pursue it. While at NSS, he redefined his comfort zone and is looking forward to his first job as a developer. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Transitioning From A Military To Civilian Career | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 2, 2019
Janet N. Woods has spent most of her adult life with the Army and Army National Guard. As she considered what direction to take when she retired from service, Janet focused on what she enjoyed about her job. Learn about her journey at NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Positivity Pays off | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 17, 2019
Before attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Jordan Rosas worked as an Outbound Ship Dock associate at an Amazon Warehouse. At night, you could find him learning Python from his couch. After about a year and a half, he felt confident enough in his abilities to start applying to junior developer jobs, but he kept getting rejected. Jordan was set on becoming a developer, so he decided to invest in his education and found NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Real World Projects Drive Learning Experience | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 12, 2019
Andrew Marsee first became interested in programming in college and found himself gravitating towards classes where he could program. As a mechanical engineer for an engineering consulting firm in Cincinnati, he continued to seek out ways to program whenever he could and spent his free-time studying machine learning. When his job circumstances changed, he jumped at the opportunity to move back to Nashville and learn data science in a structured environment. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

A Love For Problem-Solving | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 6, 2019
When Brittany Ramos-Janeway graduated from college, she wasn't sure what path she wanted to take, so she started working as a bartender and in an Amazon fulfillment center. While these jobs helped pay the bills, she was still looking for a career. She started pursuing law school, even taking the LSAT, but an idea for an app inspired her to start learning to code. Brittany began learning Python on her own an loved the problem-solving aspect of coding, but she quickly realized that if she were to pursue this as a career, she would need an in-person learning environment. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Meet Dr. Teresa Vasquez | Full Stack Web Development Graduate
Jun 5, 2019
Dr. Teresa Vasquez was a part of Web Development Cohort 21, a six month, full-time, full stack bootcamp. She graduated in January 2018. Before Nashville Software School (NSS), she had been laid off from her job and was a stay-at-home mom. In this video, she shares about being Black in tech, Nashville Opportunity Tuition, and the NSS alumni community. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Web Development

Finding Patterns In Data | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 4, 2019
After learning of Nashville Software School's (NSS) data science bootcamp, Selam chose bootcamp over graduate school. She did not have any coding experience prior to attending NSS, but embraced the learning process and found the environment to be supportive and encouraging. Read More

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

Code That Hasn't Been Written Yet | Graduate Spotlight
May 30, 2019
Hannah Neal is passionate about science and thought her ideal career would be in a laboratory. After getting her foot in the door as a customer service representative she started working with data and was exposed to the development process. As she moved from customer service into the laboratory, she consistently saw a need for better software applications. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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