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

Does Climate Change Have An Impact On Economies? | Discovery Through Data
Mar 20, 2019
Climate change has been a hot topic for over a decade. Researchers have continued to alert the public about the long-term dangers of rising sea temperatures, an increase in extreme weather events, and even the climate’s impact on the economy. Despite their warnings, there is still sizable opposition to the dangers of climate change. Since the opposition’s opinion is rarely swayed by ecological impacts, Jerry Igiozee wanted to explore the economic impacts of climate change. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Mock Interview Leads To Job Offer | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 18, 2019
When Michael Clark was considering his options to learn web development, he knew he wanted a school with a strong career placement program. He chose Nashville Software School and took advantage of all the career programming which helped him to land his first job as a developer. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?

Seeking Challenge | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 6, 2019
Leo Taylor was looking for a career where he could continue to learn and be challenged. One of his friends suggested web development so he started to explore coding with online learning platforms. He enjoyed it, but knew if he was going to make this a career, he would need a structured, hands-on learning environment. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Does Phthalate Metabolite Concentration Differ Among Population Groups? | Discovery Through Data
Mar 5, 2019
UrLeaka Newsome’s midcourse capstone project was inspired by a podcast where the guest drew a comparison between consumer spending on health and beauty aid products and health disparities for certain population groups. She explored this claim and learned that research has found a connection between phthalate metabolites and obesity, reproductive and developmental disease, and disorders. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

How Do Topics Compare Between The Russian And English-speaking Stack Overflow Communities | Discovery Through Data
Feb 26, 2019
As a frequent user of both the English version of Stack Overflow and it’s Russian counterpart, Sergey Motorny was curious to see if there were any trends when comparing tags between the English and Russian language versions of Stack Overflow. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Do Rest Days Affect The Outcomes of NBA Games? | Discovery Through Data
Feb 19, 2019
Over the past couple of decades, sports teams have come to embrace data analytics, including the NBA. As a fan of basketball, Andrew Marsee has been intrigued by the use of analytics in team personnel decisions and in-game strategies and decided to do some analysis of his own for his Data Science mid-course project. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Always Believe In Yourself | Graduate Spotlight
Feb 12, 2019
What happens when you graduate with a college degree, but realize you don't enjoy working in that field? Mark decided he wanted to pursue a career in tech and was excited to hear about an accelerated pathway to his new career via a bootcamp. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Ask A Million Questions | Graduate Spotlight
Feb 5, 2019
Kelly Cook was a customer service representative for an organization that provided continuing education credits for licensed professionals. When a colleague announced to the team that he was putting in his two weeks notice to attend NSS and become a web developer, it sparked Kelly’s curiosity. Learn how Kelly made the transition from customer service to to web development. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Unexpected Coder | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 30, 2019
Mike Parrish started learning to code quite unexpectedly. He was working as a cost estimator when the company’s web developer quit. Mike's boss decided not to hire another web developer and to turn the website over to Mike. There was just one problem. “I had never worked with code before in my life!” he exclaimed. But he was up for the challenge and fell in love with it. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Nashville Software School Launches Data Analytics Bootcamp
Jan 28, 2019
We're excited to announce the launch of our Data Analytics Bootcamp. The Data Analytics Bootcamp will prepare students for careers in analytics and business intelligence, including jobs such as data analyst, business analyst, research analyst, and marketing analyst. Read More

Topics: News, Analytics + Data Science

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