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

Looking Forward To 2021
Dec 28, 2020
While 2020 was a year like no other, it’s time to look ahead to all the exciting things in store for NSS, our students, and Seekers in the new year! Read More

Topics: News

Keep Your Network Strong - Raf Cevallos, Web Development Cohort 25
Dec 16, 2020
We’re catching up with some of our alumni and sharing their advice for our students and recent graduates. This week we caught up with software engineer and Cohort 25 alumnus, Raf Cevallos! Read More

Topics: Alumni, Web Development

What We're Thankful For: 2020 Edition
Nov 30, 2020
Tomorrow is GivingTuesday and all month long we’ve been sharing on social media what we’re thankful for during a year like no other. As we close out November, we’re revisiting the gratitude.  Read More

Topics: Community, Mind The Gap

Alumni Help Local Nonprofits Through Hack For The Community
Nov 18, 2020
In our latest blog post, we catch up with some of the NSS Alumni who participated in HCA Foundation and the Greater Nashville Technology Council’s biannual Hack for the Community! Hear about their experience with the virtual hackathon and which team earned their nonprofit $2500. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Community, UI/UX, Web Development

Prove It To Yourself | Graduate Spotlight
Oct 12, 2020
John Bain’s favorite part about being in Web Development Cohort 40 was the amount of knowledge he was able to gain in six short months. “I really learned a lot, and proved to myself that I could do it, and that I was actually really good at it,” he shared. While searching for his first job as a junior developer, John is adding features to his back-end capstone and building a website with search and filter functionality for a friend’s new business to showcase the items she is selling. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

The 2020 Analytics Summit Embraces The Virtual Experience
Sep 24, 2020
The buzz from this year’s Analytics Summit is still lingering in the virtual halls of NSS. On Monday and Tuesday, many of our Analytics + Data Science students had the opportunity to attend The Analytics Summit and learn more about data and the career paths they have chosen. Read More

Topics: News, Community, Analytics + Data Science

Creative, Curious, and Coding | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 14, 2020
As a digital marketer with a marketing agency in Florida, Connor Sullivan was able to dabble in some HTML and CSS, but was no longer excited about the work and the lack of potential growth opportunities. With his background in building landing pages and SEM analytics, Connor decided to shift his path to software development. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Listening To Your Inner Voice | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 10, 2020
Even though Laura Collins built websites in high school, a career in tech didn’t seem like a path she could pursue. While bouncing around from job to job trying to find something she enjoyed, her inner voice kept reminding her about how much she loved programming. Find out how she decided web development was the career for her in our latest Graduate Spotlight! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Help The Families of MNPS Get Online
Sep 9, 2020
We have two urgent volunteer opportunities with MNPS to help students, families, and teachers with their laptops for virtual learning. Very little technical experience is needed to volunteer.  Read More

Topics: Community

All Signs Point To NSS | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 7, 2020
Alex Curnow first became interested in web development through conversations with his band's manager who was building websites. After a few years of putting it off, two separate conversations led Alex to start exploring it for himself. “That’s when I decided it was time to accelerate my learning, so I applied to NSS,” he explains. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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