Creative, Curious, and Coding | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 14, 2020
As a digital marketer with a marketing agency in Florida, Connor Sullivan was able to dabble in some HTML and CSS, but was no longer excited about the work and the lack of potential growth opportunities. With his background in building landing pages and SEM analytics, Connor decided to shift his path to software development. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Listening To Your Inner Voice | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 10, 2020
Even though Laura Collins built websites in high school, a career in tech didn’t seem like a path she could pursue. While bouncing around from job to job trying to find something she enjoyed, her inner voice kept reminding her about how much she loved programming. Find out how she decided web development was the career for her in our latest Graduate Spotlight! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Help The Families of MNPS Get Online
Sep 9, 2020
We have two urgent volunteer opportunities with MNPS to help students, families, and teachers with their laptops for virtual learning. Very little technical experience is needed to volunteer.  Read More

Topics: Community

All Signs Point To NSS | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 7, 2020
Alex Curnow first became interested in web development through conversations with his band's manager who was building websites. After a few years of putting it off, two separate conversations led Alex to start exploring it for himself. “That’s when I decided it was time to accelerate my learning, so I applied to NSS,” he explains. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

I Can Build That! | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 2, 2020
When Ivan Phelps discovered Nashville Software School, he was looking for career where he could continue to grow and advance. Now a graduate of Part-time Web Development Cohort Evening 10, Ivan is excited to find his first job as a junior developer where he can progress in his skill sets as a programmer. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Data Analytics SQL Challenge
Sep 1, 2020
Full-time Data Analytics Cohort 1...The challenge, should you choose to accept it: Complete a series of SQL exercises and achieve a kyu rating of 6 or less and receive a free lunch on your instructor. Free lunch? Challenge Accepted! Find out how Full-time Data Analytics Cohort 1 did with this challenge. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

Web Development That Is Out Of This World | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 31, 2020
Upon moving to Nashville with her husband in 2018, Maria Brock of Part-time Web Development Cohort Evening 10 knew it was also time for a change in her career. She began researching Nashville Software School (NSS) after a friend recommended she check it out. After attending an info session, Maria knew NSS was the place for her. Now a junior developer, Maria is ready for her first job in either front-end or full stack development! Read more about Maria and her capstone projects in our latest graduate spotlight! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Supporting Our Job Seekers During The Economic Slowdown
Aug 26, 2020
In 2019 our graduates experienced the shortest job search times in our eight-year history. However, since the COVID-19-induced recession, job search times have lengthened in response to the tightening job market. Nonetheless, our promise to our graduates remains the same...our job is not done until they find their first job in tech. But what strategies could we roll out quickly to help? Read More

Topics: Web Development

On The Hunt For A Career In Web Development | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 26, 2020
Crystal Elsey knew she wanted a career that was centered around logic and strategy when she started researching careers in tech. Now a graduate of Cohort 39, Crystal is most excited to work in either a front-end or full stack position as she searches for her first job as a junior developer! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Reflections On The First Full-time Data Analytics Cohort
Aug 24, 2020
Analytics + Data Science Program Manager and Instructor, Mary van Valkenburg reflects on the time she shared with the students in the first-ever Full-time Data Analytics class. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science