Graduate Spotlight Thom, Bernie, Jamie & Chris
Mar 23, 2017
Many of our students attend a bootcamp as a way to change their career. Some even do so after having been successful in another field for 10-20 years. Today we catch up with our final 4 graduates of Cohort 15 and Evening 3. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Sharing Your Knowledge At Meetups | IN THE COMMUNITY
Mar 20, 2017
Have you thought about presenting at a meetup or conference? Matt Hamil, a Cohort 15 graduate, shares his experience of presenting at two Nashville meetups and offers practical advice on how to decide on a topic and prepare for the presentation. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Community, Get Involved

Graduate Spotlight | Sandy, Odigene & Matt
Mar 16, 2017
Our evening bootcamp students make big sacrifices to attend NSS. Working full time jobs during the day, they spend two evenings a week and Saturdays in the classroom. They also meet with study groups outside of class at least once a week. They give up fun and family time to pursue a new career in development, but they love the challenge of learning development and leave the program excited about their future. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Cohort 16 Student's Website Featured In Board Game Podcast
Mar 13, 2017
Sometimes students take their capstones beyond the classroom. Today we look at Cohort 16 student Nathan Baker’s front-end capstone Tabletop Tracker. As an avid board gamer, Nathan understands firsthand how overwhelming it can be to know which new board games should get his attention. Tabletop Tracker shows you which games are climbing the BoardGameGeek, a leading website about board games, rankings the fastest. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Graduate Spotlight | Janelle, Sylvia & Yonatan
Mar 7, 2017
The decision to change your career is never an easy one. This week we hear from Janelle, Sylvia, and Yonatan who all decided to pursue development as a second career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Graduate Spotlight | Jacob, Dayne & Paul
Mar 2, 2017
Many students who start to learn programming on their own soon realize that they would benefit from a structured learning environment. This week we hear from Jacob, Dayne, and Paul. All three wanted to deepen their understanding of programming and credit the collaborative learning environment for helping them do just that. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

An Intro To Contributing To Open Source
Mar 1, 2017
Contributing to an open source project can be daunting, especially for those that are just starting out or those that have lived their life contributing to proprietary software. Nick Lorenson & Max Shenfield put together a hands-on workshop to demonstrate both sides of the coin; how to contribute and how it feels to manage an open source project. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Community, Technology Insights, Get Involved

Front-End Demo Day | Cohort 17
Feb 28, 2017
Cohort 17 wrapped up their first 3 months of intensive, hands-on learning today with a grand ceremony we refer to as; Front-End Demo Day. Picture a humid Hackery packed with active students and instructor staff...not a laptop stirring (not even a mouse). The entire NSS family was waiting to see what Cohort 17 had been frantically building over the last month. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Graduate Spotlight | Matt & Ryan
Feb 21, 2017
For many of our students, finding a career they love is the driving force for applying to NSS. This week we hear from Matt and Ryan. They both started to learn development on their own and decided to fast track their learning at NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Graduate Spotlight | Delaine & Chris
Feb 15, 2017
Our students find their way into development in a variety of ways. Whether our students stumble into it or seek it out to make a career change, they all experience growth as they learn to overcome the obstacles in a bootcamp environment. By building apps for needs they see in their community, they become invested in creating and learning. This week we hear from Delaine and Chris. Read More

Topics: Student Stories