Graduate Spotlight | Liz, Fletcher & Tim
Jan 16, 2017
Last Tuesday, NSS graduated 43 full-stack C#/.NET developers. These graduates impressed the community on their Demo Day with their drive, aptitude, and creative portfolios. As much as they've gained in knowledge from NSS, they've given back to the school by bringing their unique backgrounds and experiences to the table. In our new series of blog posts, we'll help you get to know several of Nashville's newest developers. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Demo Day Recap And Interviews With Our Newest Graduates
Jan 12, 2017
This week Cohort 15 and Evening Cohort 3 graduated 43 full-stack developers, marking over 385 total graduates of NSS. We celebrated their graduation and introduced 32 of the graduates to the community at Demo Day. Get to know these 43 graduates. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?

Melanie Hall Shares Her Journey From Design To Development | Stories From The Hackery Ep. 5
Jul 18, 2016
Melanie Hall came to Nashville in 2012 because she was passionately involved at a non-profit. She supported herself by applying her college training as a designer. Like many designers we have met, Melanie realized that her design training didn’t really prepare her to design for the web. She needed an understanding of how (at least) basic level coding worked. Melanie joined the second student cohort at NSS in January 2013 and today she is still passionate about her non-profit, still passionate about design, and she is a working full-stack software developer. Read More

Topics: Student Stories

Demo Day Recap And Interviews With Our Newest Graduates
Jun 30, 2016
Last week, Cohort 12 and Evening Cohort 2 graduated 37 full-stack developers, marking over 293 total graduates of NSS. We celebrated their graduation and introduced 32 of the graduates to the community at Demo Day on Friday, June 24. Get to know our graduates. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?

Kelly Stephens Finds Improved Quality Of Life As Software Engineer | Stories From The Hackery Ep. 2
Jun 3, 2016
Kelley Stephens, a Software Engineer from Cohort Five discusses the importance of changing careers, finding Nashville Software School, and using her knowledge and new network to land a job at Ingram Content Group. Listen to her journey as told to Clark Buckner in episode two of our latest segment of Stories From The Hackery. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

From College Dropout To Software Developer | Stories From The Hackery Ep. 1
May 19, 2016
Stories from the Hackery provides an opportunity for our graduates to tell the story of their journeys from 'not a software developer' to 'am a software developer.' It's also a channel that allows our hiring partners to communicate why they hire junior developers, lessons they've learned on how to onboard junior developers, and suggestions for the best ways to help junior developers grow. Finally, the podcast gives us a way to share lessons we've learned about how to develop promising new talent, share opinions about tech education and the local talent market, and otherwise help the community learn about what goes on here at NSS. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories

Our First UI/UX Class
May 18, 2016
Last week nine students completed our first UI/UX class. NSS programs up until this class have been primarily focused on front-end and back-end development. As we start to expand our training beyond software development, we decided it was a priority to add a program especially for user interface and user experience design. Three students share their experience with our UI/UX class. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News, UI/UX

NSS Students Make Applications At IBM Watson Workshop
Apr 19, 2016
Last week, a group of 40 NSS students, instructors and recent graduates participated in the IBM Watson Workshop, held at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. The workshop presented 100 and 200 level sessions to teach and practice different ways to utilize Watson’s API tools. The 200 level class was a hands-on developer lab designed for NSS students to build and complete an application using the tools in the API by the end of the session. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News, Community

Thank You Nashville, For Another Successful NSS Demo Day
Apr 11, 2016
Last week, we graduated 28 new full-stack developers at NSS Demo Day. They are the 11th full-time class to graduate from our intensive accelerated learning program. Over 100 people visited Demo Day, including potential employers seeking developers, and other members of the developer community. Get to know these graduates. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, News

NSS Hires Career Development Specialist
Feb 26, 2016
Former technology recruiter Jessica Brawner joins the Nashville Software School team as the school's first Career Development Specialist. Jessica's primary roles at NSS will be to help current students plan their careers, and to provide personalized support for their job search once they graduate. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, News