Doing What I Love | Graduate Spotlight

Aug 27, 2021
Jessica Grande

Jordan Smith of Part-time Web Development Cohort 13 describes himself as “a hard working father of a wonderful, but crazy, little boy and a husband.” After moving to Columbia, Tennessee, Jordan decided to attend Nashville Software School (NSS) to change careers after a long stint in the service industry, and says that the remote aspect of class couldn’t have come at a better time. 

Development has been something I've thought about diving into for a while and I'm so glad I've found a career doing what I love.

What was your favorite capstone project and what about it made it your favorite?

“My favorite capstone project was my [full stack project] called, It's Potty Time. Although I had a lot of fun on my front-end capstone, [this] one was where I really felt like everything fully clicked. I often felt that my code was just flowing out my fingers without having to really sit down and think hard about it like earlier in the school year.”

What advice would you give to current or incoming NSS Web Development students?

“In the beginning you will struggle, in the middle you will struggle, and in the end you will struggle. You may even think about giving up but there will absolutely be a time when everything clicks. Sometimes that comes really early for other people and you may think about giving up because you think you're the only one who doesn't get it, but trust me when I say, things will click for you.”

Why did you choose to attend NSS?

“I chose NSS because I was looking for a school that would teach me everything I need to know to land my first job. Also, I knew a handful of people who were either current students or alumni and all of them are really thriving in this industry right now.”


Since graduating, Jordan has begun working as a software developer in his first tech job out of bootcamp! Congrats Jordan!  Listen to Jordan's podcast below to hear about his NSS experience and capstone projects. Connect with Jordan by visiting his LinkedIn profile.

Meet more of the graduates from Part-time Web Development Evening Cohort 13 by visiting their class website

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development