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

Cohort 38 Graduates Finish Strong At The Knoxville City Hackathon
Aug 6, 2020
Four Web Development Cohort 38 alumni spent a weekend in July building a full stack Django app in the virtual Knoxville City Hackathon. As a team of junior devs, they gained confidence and were surprised when the results were announced. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Hiring?, Community, Web Development

Enriching Lives | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 30, 2020
Alyssa Nycum was ready to leave behind her job as a zookeeper for a career path with more stability when she discovered web development. After discussing the experience one of her coworkers had with NSS, she was ready to make the leap into full stack Web Development. Since graduating, Alyssa plans to learn C#/.NET, other JavaScript frameworks, and AWS while starting her search for her first job as a full stack web developer! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Limitless Possibilities | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 22, 2020
Dustin Murdock first became excited about development when he was pulled in as the subject matter expert on a project to build a new software system. Now searching for his first job as a web developer, Dustin is excited for the limitless possibilities to continue learning in his career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Career Growth Through Data Science | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 6, 2020
After working closely with biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, and data scientists, Brittany City was ready to add to her professional skill set with Data Science. During Data Science Cohort 3, she was able to apply her new skills with capstones on the coronavirus and music. Read More

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

Understanding Dialysis Claims | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 24, 2020
Sunitha Bussa of Data Science Cohort 3 spent 13 years as a software developer and has worked with all kinds of data during that time. While working in the billing department of a dialysis clinic, she saw room for improvement but did not have the proper tools to analyze the data. During the Data Science bootcamp, she was able to apply what she was learning to billing data from the dialysis center for her capstone projects. Read More

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

Savoring The Eureka Moments | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 17, 2020
Bettina Kozissnik of Data Science Cohort 3 loves the scientific process and the eureka moments that come from hard work. After leaving biomedical engineering for the business world, Bettina missed the eureka moments. When she discovered Data Science, she realized she could have those eureka moments back. Read More

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

Cohort 36 Celebrates Graduation With Demo Day
Apr 6, 2020
On Friday we celebrated the graduation of Web Development Cohort 36 with our first-ever virtual demo day! Read More

Topics: Hiring?, News, Web Development

April Analytics Jumpstart Canceled Due To COVID-19
Mar 18, 2020
Learn more about our decision to cancel the April Analytics Jumpstart. Read More

Topics: News, Analytics + Data Science

Did the Boston Marathon Get More Competitive? | Discovery Through Data
Mar 18, 2020
Data Science Cohort 3 student, Bettina Kozissnik, used to be an avid runner and hopes to return to the sport soon. One of her goals motivating her is to qualify and run the Boston Marathon. But has the marathon become more competitive over the years? Bettina wanted to find out. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

NSS Community Responds: March 2020 Tornado
Mar 4, 2020
The early morning tornado on Tuesday impacted many in our Nashville community. While NSS did not sustain any damage, some of our students, staff, and alumni have damage to their homes and cars. Shortly after the tornado rolled through, the NSS Slack group came alive with students and alumni checking in on each other. By the time daylight arrived, our community was asking how they could help.  Read More

Topics: Community

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