Learning with SPICE
Dec 17, 2020
After carefully crafting a learning environment for his students, NSS Web Development Instructor Steve Brownlee’s plans for his classroom changed when we had to make the shift to remote learning in 2020. Since then, Steve found that “a flipped learning experience and remote learning are a match made in heaven.” Learn more about the 5 principles Steve uses while crafting a learning experience for his students. Read More

Topics: Learning, Web Development

Keep Your Network Strong - Raf Cevallos, Web Development Cohort 25
Dec 16, 2020
We’re catching up with some of our alumni and sharing their advice for our students and recent graduates. This week we caught up with software engineer and Cohort 25 alumnus, Raf Cevallos! Read More

Topics: Alumni, Web Development

Analyzing Nashville’s Coronavirus Data
Data generated from the COVID-19 pandemic has captured our collective attention for most of this year, and in November two of our classes – Data Science Cohort 4 (DS4) and Data Analytics Cohort 3 (DA3) – worked on separate projects to answer several pandemic related questions. Read about their findings and see how both cohorts practiced their visualization skills while working on timely data questions. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science

The Grass Is Greener | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 14, 2020
After a career in music, David Larsen of Web Development Cohort 41 took a more reliable job in IT support that rekindled his interest in web development when he was introduced to Nashville Software School. Since graduating, David has accepted a job at SAGE Health Systems Inc. as a Junior Software Developer. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Cultivating A New Career | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 9, 2020
After a career as an independent recording engineer, Patrick Murphy knew it was time for a career outside of the music industry. Having fond memories of teaching himself BASIC from the ring-bound book that came with his brand new Apple ][+, Patrick didn’t have to think long about the type of career change he wanted to make. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Crafting Solutions, Extending Boundaries | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 7, 2020
Brett Stoudt of Web Development Cohort 41 was living in Colorado where he worked in the brewery industry for 8 years. In searching for a new career path that would allow him to solve problems, Brett leaned into his passion for technology and found that software development would satisfy his “desire to craft solutions and extend boundaries.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Code That Builds Confidence | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 2, 2020
Tyler Hilliard of Web Development Cohort 41 graduated with his bachelor’s in animation but knew he wanted to code. Since graduating, Tyler has been learning about Unity and plans to work on researching websockets and adding notifications and direct messaging to his full stack capstone. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

What We're Thankful For: 2020 Edition
Nov 30, 2020
Tomorrow is GivingTuesday and all month long we’ve been sharing on social media what we’re thankful for during a year like no other. As we close out November, we’re revisiting the gratitude.  Read More

Topics: Community, Mind The Gap

Tools to Succeed in Web Development | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 30, 2020
Since embarking on her search for a full stack developer position, Tasha is using her free time to build more full stack web applications in React and C#. She is looking for a full stack developer position that will allow her to continue to learn and grow as a professional. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Full-time Mom Becomes Full-stack Web Developer | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 18, 2020
Kelley Crittenden of Web Development Cohort 41 began searching for opportunities to learn something new when her daughter came home with a web application she built at a STEM camp. While helping her daughter add onto the application, Kelley fell in love with coding and discovered Nashville Software School soon after. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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