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

Finding Patterns In Data | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 4, 2019
After learning of Nashville Software School's (NSS) data science bootcamp, Selam chose bootcamp over graduate school. She did not have any coding experience prior to attending NSS, but embraced the learning process and found the environment to be supportive and encouraging. Read More

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

Do You Have A Data Question That Needs Analysis?
May 22, 2019
From the beginning, students in our data science classes have worked on projects with companies that have shared data (either company data or public data) and one or more questions their business would like to have answered by that data. This provides a tremendous experience, whereby our students get exposed to data from a variety of domains while working to answer questions that would provide real value. Learn how you can provide data or a data question for our analytics and data science bootcamps. Read More

Topics: Learning, Community, Analytics + Data Science

Behind The Design: Data Science T-shirt
May 21, 2019
We have a lot of visually creative alumni that have lent their talents to NSS over the years, so when we needed a new t-shirt design for our data science program, we knew where to turn. Rather than select a single alum to design a shirt, we held a little design contest. See the winning design. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Analytics + Data Science

Do You Need A Ph.D. To Become A Data Scientist?
Apr 18, 2019
In an article titled Why Does A PhD Hurt You?, Lindsey Morris, Director of Data Science & Analytics at axialHealthcare and supporter of Nashville Software School (NSS), looked at the skills acquired when working toward a Ph.D. degree that are valuable for data scientists and those skills that post-docs may not have had an opportunity to acquire. Read More

Topics: Community, Analytics + Data Science

Does Having Insurance Affect The Chances Of An Early Cancer Diagnosis? | Discovery Through Data
Mar 26, 2019
Early diagnosis is key for surviving cancer. For his mid-course Data Science capstone project, Ashutosh Singhal explored how health insurance status and the type of health insurance affect at what stage cancer is diagnosed. Read More

Topics: Analytics + Data Science

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