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

NSS Alumna Named NTC Awards' Software Developer Of The Year
Jan 24, 2020
Last night's 11th annual NTC Awards was a big night for several Nashville Software School (NSS) alumni! Find out who took home the coveted guitars. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Community, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

2019 Year In Review: Our Recent Graduates Look Back
Dec 30, 2019
We graduated 215 new web developers and data scientists this year! Each one of them had their own unique journey that led them to NSS and we could not be more proud of the work they’re doing in companies all across Middle Tennessee (and a few beyond). Here are some of their reflections on how their lives have changed in 2019.  Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

2019 Year In Review: Milestones for NSS
Dec 27, 2019
The end of the year often brings about time for reflection and a look at the year ahead. While we have many exciting things in store for 2020, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on 2019. Read More

Topics: News, Community

Nashville Software School Named A Finalist For Nashville Business Journal's Best in Business 2020
Dec 18, 2019
We were humbled to hear that Nashville Software School (NSS) was named a finalist in the Nashville Business Journal’s Best in Business 2020 - Non-profit - Small category and are honored to be a finalist alongside the Adventure Science Center and Musicians On Call. In less than two months we’ll graduate our 1,000th graduate, something our founder John Wark admits he never imagined back in 2012 when NSS opened its doors as one of the first coding bootcamps in the country. Read More

Topics: News, Community

Fueling The Community | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 10, 2019
As a digital marketer, Jeff Hill worked closely with development teams and was intrigued by how they brought marketing ideas to life on their website and app. After moving to Nashville, Jeff heard about Nashville Software School (NSS) from several alumni who all said NSS was the “best decision they ever made” to change their career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Try Things...Fail...Learn | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 3, 2019
Scott Silver has always looked for careers where he could learn and be challenged. His friends recommended software development as it fit his interests and would provide the workplace culture he’s seeking in his next job. As a middle school math teacher for six years, Scott worked on a process of continuous improvement for his students. The process involved asking questions like, “How are you going to get better,” learning to accept feedback, and creating an environment where students could make mistakes and learn from them. Scott found this process to be similar when learning to code. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

You Learn The Most When Things Don't Work | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 25, 2019
Prior to attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Melanie Bond was working at a pre-school. She loves kids but realized that she wanted a job that would challenge her mind. After hearing her dad mention multiple times that Amazon was coming to town, she looked into what type of job opening they might have. She ran into a lot of IT and development roles during her search and decided to give tech a try. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Motivational Joy | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 20, 2019
From the moment you meet Joy Ittycheriah, you’ll discover that he radiates joy and positivity. After two decades he still loved his job as a chemist but was tired of working the night shift and decided it was time for a change. Learn about Joy's experience as the fourth person in his family to attend NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Hack-tastic Hack-o-ween Hackathon
Nov 13, 2019
During the last weekend of October, the ghosts and goblins – I mean students and alumni – invaded Nashville Software School (NSS) for Hack-o-ween, our second student/alumni hackathon. Over 50 web developers and data scientists worked throughout the weekend to reach MVP on five different projects. Read More

Topics: News, Community, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

Hardware Requirements for Bootcamps at NSS
Oct 30, 2019
Students must provide their own laptops for classes at NSS and having the right laptop will make a difference in your bootcamp experience. It's important that you follow these guidelines for machine specifications.  Read More

Topics: News

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