Positivity Pays off | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 17, 2019
Before attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Jordan Rosas worked as an Outbound Ship Dock associate at an Amazon Warehouse. At night, you could find him learning Python from his couch. After about a year and a half, he felt confident enough in his abilities to start applying to junior developer jobs, but he kept getting rejected. Jordan was set on becoming a developer, so he decided to invest in his education and found NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Visualizing Docker Compose
Jun 13, 2019
A few months ago, I got a Django app deployed to a server with Docker. Today I realized I did not recall how all the pieces fit together. I need to visualize it. Read More

Topics: Technology Insights

Real World Projects Drive Learning Experience | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 12, 2019
Andrew Marsee first became interested in programming in college and found himself gravitating towards classes where he could program. As a mechanical engineer for an engineering consulting firm in Cincinnati, he continued to seek out ways to program whenever he could and spent his free-time studying machine learning. When his job circumstances changed, he jumped at the opportunity to move back to Nashville and learn data science in a structured environment. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

A Love For Problem-Solving | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 6, 2019
When Brittany Ramos-Janeway graduated from college, she wasn't sure what path she wanted to take, so she started working as a bartender and in an Amazon fulfillment center. While these jobs helped pay the bills, she was still looking for a career. She started pursuing law school, even taking the LSAT, but an idea for an app inspired her to start learning to code. Brittany began learning Python on her own an loved the problem-solving aspect of coding, but she quickly realized that if she were to pursue this as a career, she would need an in-person learning environment. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Meet Dr. Teresa Vasquez | Full Stack Web Development Graduate
Jun 5, 2019
Dr. Teresa Vasquez was a part of Web Development Cohort 21, a six month, full-time, full stack bootcamp. She graduated in January 2018. Before Nashville Software School (NSS), she had been laid off from her job and was a stay-at-home mom. In this video, she shares about being Black in tech, Nashville Opportunity Tuition, and the NSS alumni community. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Web Development

Finding Patterns In Data | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 4, 2019
After learning of Nashville Software School's (NSS) data science bootcamp, Selam chose bootcamp over graduate school. She did not have any coding experience prior to attending NSS, but embraced the learning process and found the environment to be supportive and encouraging. Read More

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

Code That Hasn't Been Written Yet | Graduate Spotlight
May 30, 2019
Hannah Neal is passionate about science and thought her ideal career would be in a laboratory. After getting her foot in the door as a customer service representative she started working with data and was exposed to the development process. As she moved from customer service into the laboratory, she consistently saw a need for better software applications. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Do You Have A Data Question That Needs Analysis?
May 22, 2019
From the beginning, students in our data science classes have worked on projects with companies that have shared data (either company data or public data) and one or more questions their business would like to have answered by that data. This provides a tremendous experience, whereby our students get exposed to data from a variety of domains while working to answer questions that would provide real value. Learn how you can provide data or a data question for our analytics and data science bootcamps. Read More

Topics: Learning, Community, Analytics + Data Science

Behind The Design: Data Science T-shirt
May 21, 2019
We have a lot of visually creative alumni that have lent their talents to NSS over the years, so when we needed a new t-shirt design for our data science program, we knew where to turn. Rather than select a single alum to design a shirt, we held a little design contest. See the winning design. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Analytics + Data Science

Court Reporter Transitions Back To Web Development | Graduate Spotlight
May 9, 2019
Bryan worked as a court reporter in New York City for 12 years before moving to Tennessee. He was seeking a career change and took a job in sales and marketing while he explored his options. It didn’t take long to realize that the job was not a fit. Bryan wanted to return to a career where he could combine his creativity and love of problem-solving – like his first job after college as a graphic designer and web developer. The change he had been seeking was right in front of him all along. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development