Did the Boston Marathon Get More Competitive? | Discovery Through Data
Mar 18, 2020
Data Science Cohort 3 student, Bettina Kozissnik, used to be an avid runner and hopes to return to the sport soon. One of her goals motivating her is to qualify and run the Boston Marathon. But has the marathon become more competitive over the years? Bettina wanted to find out. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

Finding Your Path | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 11, 2020
Every graduate has a unique story that leads them to a new career in tech. For Web Development Cohort 35 student Lauren Maxwell, it was a journey of trying different career paths that served others and advice from friends that led her to where she is today. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Skills To Get The Job | Graduate Spotlight
Mar 2, 2020
After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, James McClarty was struggling to find a job. James realized that education alone doesn’t land you a job. “I needed connections, a GitHub page, everything that shows I’m a qualified programmer,” he explained. “I knew I had to find a way to get my foot in the door, so I [could] work in software development professionally.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Does Adding Lanes Decrease Traffic Congestion? | Discover Through Data
Feb 27, 2020
As Nashville’s population continues to grow, traffic congestion has become a big concern for those who commute into the city. For her mid-course capstone, Data Science Cohort 3 student Dalila Paquiot analyzed traffic congestion on I-65. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

Front-end Web Design/Development Cohort Teams Up With The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition To Test App Idea
Feb 26, 2020
There are over 14,000 immigrants in Davidson County and 2,000 - 3,000 of them are ready to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, but many of them are intimidated by the process. Our Front-end Web Design/Development cohort took on the challenge presented by the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) to create an app to connect immigrants to mentors to help them through the naturalization process. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Community, UI/UX, Web Development

Improving Experiences | Graduate Spotlight
Feb 25, 2020
As a teenager, Sage Klein learned to code by building celebrity fan websites on Geocities. When she was ready for a career change, Sage decided to turn her passion from her youth into her next career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX, Web Development

What Keeps La Liga Soccer Teams On Top | Discovery Through Data
Feb 19, 2020
Data science has given sports teams, and their fans, new ways to analyze their performance and make better decisions for the future success of the team. For his midcourse project, Cohort 3 Data Science Bootcamp student Dibran Rexhepi dug into the data and delivered valuable insights on La Liga (Spanish soccer) league. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

Applications To Bring People Together | Graduate Spotlight
Feb 5, 2020
It didn’t take a classroom for Curtis Crutchfield to start learning software development. At 16, armed only with a computer and a book on game programming in Visual Basic, Curtis attempted to build his first video game. After graduating from college and being an accounting coordinator for three years, Curtis was ready for a change and programming was calling his name. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Ms. Fix-it | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 31, 2020
Kelly Coles had studied Computer Information Systems and Visual Communications at a community college but felt “unprepared to enter the workforce” and now wanted to further her education. As she was considering a Bachelor's degree, she heard about NSS in an unusual way. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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

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