Measles: A Look At Vaccination Rates | Discovery Through Data
Feb 12, 2020
For those without a measles vaccine, a nearby cough or a sneeze is anything but harmless. Those most vulnerable to this highly contagious virus are children under 5 years of age. If infected, they are at risk of pneumonia, brain damage, hearing loss, and even death. In his Data Science mid-course project, Ryan Craven explored the relationship between vaccination rates, measles case counts, and healthcare expenditures. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

Analyzing The Game | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 28, 2020
With his love of learning and longtime interest in data analytics, Sam Lawson knew that his education wouldn’t end with his undergraduate degree in Music Business. The Navy veteran and MTSU alum considered graduate school, but the options didn’t pique his interest or seem particularly useful in the workplace. Then, one of his co-workers told him about Nashville Software School. Read More

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

NSS Alumna Named NTC Awards' Software Developer Of The Year
Jan 24, 2020
Last night's 11th annual NTC Awards was a big night for several Nashville Software School (NSS) alumni! Find out who took home the coveted guitars. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Community, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

Well Worth The Climb | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 21, 2020
Always a bright and energizing force in his group projects, Douglas Torres’ passion for data shines when he’s digging his way to the answers. Prior to joining the Data Analytics Bootcamp at Nashville Software School (NSS), he worked in sales and then for a family-owned tax company as an administrative assistant. In that role, he taught himself how to use Excel to analyze company data and expedite reporting. Yearning to build on his analytics experience and advance his career, he found that NSS was the right next step for him. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

2019 Year In Review: Our Recent Graduates Look Back
Dec 30, 2019
We graduated 215 new web developers and data scientists this year! Each one of them had their own unique journey that led them to NSS and we could not be more proud of the work they’re doing in companies all across Middle Tennessee (and a few beyond). Here are some of their reflections on how their lives have changed in 2019.  Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

Hack-tastic Hack-o-ween Hackathon
Nov 13, 2019
During the last weekend of October, the ghosts and goblins – I mean students and alumni – invaded Nashville Software School (NSS) for Hack-o-ween, our second student/alumni hackathon. Over 50 web developers and data scientists worked throughout the weekend to reach MVP on five different projects. Read More

Topics: News, Community, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

Data Analytics Cohort Digs Into Nashville's Scooter Data
Oct 3, 2019
I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have an opinion about scooters in Nashville. So when Peter Bird, Active Transportation Planner for the Metropolitan Nashville Government, refers to himself as one of the most polarizing figures in city government it is clear that he is only half-joking. Peter Bird visited Data Analytics Cohort 1 last month to frame the analysis question using Nashville's scooter data for the class’s first team Python project. Learn what they discovered through analyzing the data. Read More

Topics: Community, Analytics + Data Science

Vanderbilt University Medical Center's BRET Program, Data Science Essentials, Receives Second Prize 2019 AAMC Innovations in Research and Research Education Award
Aug 27, 2019
Congratulations to our friends at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) on their 2019 AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) Innovations in Research and Research Education Award second prize award for their Data Science Essentials program. Read More

Topics: News, Community, Analytics + Data Science

Students Discover Interesting Insights In Nashville's Cemetery Data
Aug 21, 2019
The first Data Analytics cohort wrapped up their study of Excel this month which included a project using city cemetery data from Nashville’s Open Data Portal to create charts that could be used on a website or in printed materials to create interest in the Nashville City Cemetery. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

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

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