Take A Risk... Start A New Career | Bryan Duplantis - Cohort 9
Jan 15, 2018
Bryan Duplantis had a long career in the television industry before he decided to give software development a try. Prior to bootcamp, he had no knowledge about software development and no understanding of the work that goes into building a website. He is now a technical business analyst and IT support manager. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Nodevember Brings Opportunities For NSS Alumni
Nov 29, 2017
We spent the last two days hanging out at Nodevember meeting developers from around the country, catching up with alumni, and listening to a lot of great talks! A few of those talks came from our alumni. We heard from Delaine Wendling on D3, Matt Hamil on ReactVR (both from Cohort 15 which graduated this past January), and Aimee Knight from Cohort 4 gave a keynote on debugging stylesheets. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Community

The Learning Doesn't Stop When You Graduate | Seth Dorris - Cohort 10
Nov 27, 2017
Seth Dorris was an Army Captain prior to joining Cohort 10 at NSS. He’s now is a full-stack developer for Sierra Trading Post and the learning hasn't stopped...from databases such as PostgreSQL, SQLServer, MySQL, and MongoDB, to technologies such as Node.JS, ASP.NET, Angular and React. Seth offers advice on defining your career objectives and coding outside of work to grow your skills faster. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Early Adopter | Sam Walton - Cohort 1
Nov 20, 2017
When a student considers attending NSS today, many of them spend a lot of time researching the school. They look at reviews on Course Report, read our blog, comb through every page of our website, and talk with our graduates. But five years ago, none of that existed...well we had a website with a few blogs that read more like social media updates than blog posts, but there were no reviews or graduates to talk to. In fact, even the idea of a coding bootcamp was still a new concept. So who were these early adopters that decided to take a chance on NSS as part of our very first cohort? Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Constant Learning And Exploration Give You The Skills To Succeed | Ryan Tanay - Cohort 10
Oct 26, 2017
Ryan Tanay was working in desktop support, small business IT, and networking before he attended NSS. After graduation, Ryan was a junior instructor for a year and now works in DevOps with the full-stack and learned all of his DevOps skills post NSS. Ryan shares about the importance of continual learning and networking. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

BarCamp Nashville Connects Local Tech Community | IN THE COMMUNITY
Oct 24, 2017
On Saturday Nashville Software School and Tech Hill Commons was filled with energy from the Nashville tech community for BarCamp Nashville. The doors opened at 8am and the building quickly filled with eager learners. With sessions ranging from interviewing, to how to speak at BarCamp, to VR and AI, there was something for everyone. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Community

“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” Is No Cliché | Aimee Knight - Cohort 4
Oct 16, 2017
Aimee Knight is a former professional figure skater and was in marketing when she made the decision to become a software developer. After researching (and visiting) bootcamps around the country, she landed at Nashville Software School as a part of Cohort 4. Aimee encourages new developers to "Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable." Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

What To Expect At A Hackathon | LBMC Coding For A Cause
Oct 10, 2017
Nine students and two alumni formed 3 teams and gave up their weekends to help Horse Haven of Tennessee and tnAchieves as a part of LBMC’s Code For A Cause hackathon. They share what they learned and 10 tips for success in a hackathon. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Get Involved

“Don’t Give Up” And More Great Advice From A Working Developer | Pete Dunlap - Cohort 3
Sep 26, 2017
Pete Dunlap transitioned from a high school science teacher to a full-stack Rails developer after completing our web development bootcamp as a part of Cohort 3. He shared, “Without NSS I certainly could not have gotten a job as a developer.” He offers some great advice for graduates looking for their first development role and shares what he has learned since he graduated NSS. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Developers Never Stop Learning | Carter Nelms - Cohort 5
Sep 7, 2017
In 2013, Carter Nelms was working as a project manager at his family’s heating and air business when he decided to change careers and go into software development. He distinctly remembers thinking, “Going back to school sounds miserable and wasteful. I wish there were a software school that would teach these things full time for a few months instead of spreading it out over a few years. I’d do that in a heartbeat.” Then he discovered NSS. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

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