NSS: The Online Experience - Emily Hartzell
Feb 15, 2021
Since the pandemic struck in mid March 2020, NSS has been operating remotely, moving all classes and career development events online. We’ve since graduated 16 cohorts virtually, 6 of which were fully online. We caught up with Emily Hartzell, a graduate of Web Development Cohort 42, to ask what her online experience was like at Nashville Software School (NSS). Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Learning

3 Do’s and Don’ts of A/B Testing In Marketing
Feb 9, 2021
When done correctly, A/B testing can lead to better, more informed decisions. However, there are some pitfalls to be aware of which can lead to ill-informed or wrong decisions. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science

The Best Way To Learn SQL - 3 Things To Look For
Feb 3, 2021
Need to learn SQL and not sure where to start? Check out the three key things we recommend in a course to learn SQL or any programming language! Read More

Topics: Learning, Web Development

Visualizing Global Crop Yield | Data Viz Competition
Feb 2, 2021
Mary van Valkenburg shares the results of the December Data Viz Competition and some interesting perspectives that the datasets inspired! Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science

How Relationships Matter to the Success of Teams
Jan 29, 2021
In January, Dr. Teresa Vasquez spoke to the Nashville Women Programmers meetup on the importance that relationships among product owners, designers, and developers play in building a great user experience. Watch the replay and read the show notes. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Learning, UI/UX, Web Development

Three Reasons Why A/B Testing Is A Winning Strategy For Businesses
Jan 26, 2021
Would you rather make an important business decision based on your intuition or based on data? Businesses are increasingly relying on the data to make better, informed decisions. One method they are using is A/B testing. Here are three reasons why A/B testing is a winning strategy for businesses. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science, Technology Insights

Combating Imposter Syndrome
Jan 4, 2021
Michael Carroll, a graduate of Web Development Cohort 39 and a teaching assistant with Cohort 45, shares how he combats Imposter Syndrome as a growing web developer. Read More

Topics: Learning

Analytics + Data Science Launch Data Visualization Competition
Dec 30, 2020
Last month we launched a data visualization competition for all of our current Analytics + Data Science students and data Seekers. The competition encourages students and Seekers to practice their coding skills, learn more about visualization tools, and work on data storytelling. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science

Learning with SPICE
Dec 17, 2020
After carefully crafting a learning environment for his students, NSS Web Development Instructor Steve Brownlee’s plans for his classroom changed when we had to make the shift to remote learning in 2020. Since then, Steve found that “a flipped learning experience and remote learning are a match made in heaven.” Learn more about the 5 principles Steve uses while crafting a learning experience for his students. Read More

Topics: Learning, Web Development

Analyzing Nashville’s Coronavirus Data
Data generated from the COVID-19 pandemic has captured our collective attention for most of this year, and in November two of our classes – Data Science Cohort 4 (DS4) and Data Analytics Cohort 3 (DA3) – worked on separate projects to answer several pandemic related questions. Read about their findings and see how both cohorts practiced their visualization skills while working on timely data questions. Read More

Topics: Learning, Analytics + Data Science

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