Just Keep Swimming | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 24, 2020
Brantley Jones was at a career crossroads a year ago when he moved to Nashville from Louisiana. A fisheries biologist by trade, he had completed an online course in HTML and CSS, which sparked his interest in a software development career. He shared, “We were planning on moving to Nashville and I started researching the job market up here, I saw that software was pretty much booming.” Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Well Worth The Climb | Graduate Spotlight
Jan 21, 2020
Always a bright and energizing force in his group projects, Douglas Torres’ passion for data shines when he’s digging his way to the answers. Prior to joining the Data Analytics Bootcamp at Nashville Software School (NSS), he worked in sales and then for a family-owned tax company as an administrative assistant. In that role, he taught himself how to use Excel to analyze company data and expedite reporting. Yearning to build on his analytics experience and advance his career, he found that NSS was the right next step for him. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science

2019 Year In Review: Our Recent Graduates Look Back
Dec 30, 2019
We graduated 215 new web developers and data scientists this year! Each one of them had their own unique journey that led them to NSS and we could not be more proud of the work they’re doing in companies all across Middle Tennessee (and a few beyond). Here are some of their reflections on how their lives have changed in 2019.  Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Analytics + Data Science, Web Development

Tech Recruiter And Sales Lead Becomes Web Developer | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 16, 2019
Alex Rumsey was no stranger to the tech world before coming to Nashville Software School (NSS). With experience as a recruiting manager and sales development lead for a local tech start-up, his work put him in regular contact with software developers. Hearing them speak highly of their careers and the opportunities for growth in the field, Alex realized it was time to forge a new path for himself. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Fueling The Community | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 10, 2019
As a digital marketer, Jeff Hill worked closely with development teams and was intrigued by how they brought marketing ideas to life on their website and app. After moving to Nashville, Jeff heard about Nashville Software School (NSS) from several alumni who all said NSS was the “best decision they ever made” to change their career. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Try Things...Fail...Learn | Graduate Spotlight
Dec 3, 2019
Scott Silver has always looked for careers where he could learn and be challenged. His friends recommended software development as it fit his interests and would provide the workplace culture he’s seeking in his next job. As a middle school math teacher for six years, Scott worked on a process of continuous improvement for his students. The process involved asking questions like, “How are you going to get better,” learning to accept feedback, and creating an environment where students could make mistakes and learn from them. Scott found this process to be similar when learning to code. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

You Learn The Most When Things Don't Work | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 25, 2019
Prior to attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Melanie Bond was working at a pre-school. She loves kids but realized that she wanted a job that would challenge her mind. After hearing her dad mention multiple times that Amazon was coming to town, she looked into what type of job opening they might have. She ran into a lot of IT and development roles during her search and decided to give tech a try. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Motivational Joy | Graduate Spotlight
Nov 20, 2019
From the moment you meet Joy Ittycheriah, you’ll discover that he radiates joy and positivity. After two decades he still loved his job as a chemist but was tired of working the night shift and decided it was time for a change. Learn about Joy's experience as the fourth person in his family to attend NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Helping People Find Pets And New Recipes | Graduate Spotlight
Oct 8, 2019
Richard learned about software development from a family member and began to explore it as a career option. He knew software development was the career for him after he learned more about the problem-solving nature of programming and the sense of reward when overcoming obstacles to solve the problem. For his capstone projects, he created an app to help people find their next pet and an app to help culinary creatives keep track of recipes to share. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

We Learn Together | Graduate Spotlight
Oct 1, 2019
Josh Webb was in the food and beverage and hospitality industries for nearly 10 years. He knew if he was going to continue to grow his career in hospitality, that meant management and Josh did not want to be tied to the long, crazy hours that it would require. So he set his mind on a career change. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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