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

Software Development Jobs in Middle Tennessee: Report Release & Panel Discussion (Live Podcast)
Sep 30, 2019
In August, Dr. Amy Harris presented the “2019 Software Developers in Middle Tennessee” report at Nashville Software School’s open house. If you missed the event or wished you could go back and hear it again, now you can! You can catch the full recording on our blog. Read More

Topics: Hiring?, Community, Web Development

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

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends - Thank You Nashville!
Aug 20, 2019
We made a lot of contingency plans for our move but could not have predicted that two weeks after moving in, the building would be uninhabitable. What followed was 10 days of stress and hassle but also a great chance to be reminded of the amazing community we live in and serve. Here’s a summary of what’s been going on the past two weeks as well as a big thank you to our friends that helped us survive it! Read More

Topics: News, Community

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

The Ultimate Mock Interview Event
May 3, 2019
When is the last time you went on a job interview? For many of our students, it’s been at least a few years. Prior experience aside, preparing for your first few tech-related job interviews is daunting. Find out how our mock interviews are helping students with this crucial step to landing a job and why so many hiring managers and technical leads are eager to participate! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Learning, Hiring?, Community, Get Involved

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

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and NSS Partnership Underway
Sep 19, 2018
In February of 2018, NSS partnered with the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training (BRET) at the Vanderbilt University Medical School to begin shaping an Introduction to Data Science for post-doctoral students. This program, Data Science Essentials, was funded by a grant from the Burroughs Wellcome fund and consists of three parts. Read More

Topics: Community, Analytics + Data Science

Perfecting The Pitch: Group Projects Using Metro Nashville's Open Data
May 29, 2018
There was a lot of excitement in the air last Thursday as our Front-end Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp students presented their group projects using Nashville’s Open Data to an esteemed panel of judges. They had a week to build an app and perfect their pitch. See what they created! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Learning, Community

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