Alumni Help Local Nonprofits Through Hack For The Community
Nov 18, 2020
In our latest blog post, we catch up with some of the NSS Alumni who participated in HCA Foundation and the Greater Nashville Technology Council’s biannual Hack for the Community! Hear about their experience with the virtual hackathon and which team earned their nonprofit $2500. Read More

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

Pay It Forward | Graduate Spotlight
Apr 1, 2020
Having seen the tech field’s quick expansion in Middle Tennessee, Quin felt the time was right to shift his career, but did not want to pursue another four-year degree. He started researching his education options and found Nashville Software School. With his background in graphic design, NSS’s Front-end Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp was the perfect complement to his skill set. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX, Web Development

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

Building Relationships Is Key | Eric Denton - Cohort 14
Dec 4, 2018
Eric Denton graduated with Cohort 14 in November 2016. His journey with Nashville Software School (NSS) actually started with the UI & UX for Digital Product Design course. Eric is now a UX Designer / Junior Developer and uses the skills he learned in the full stack bootcamp and part-time UI & UX for Digital Product Design course. Read More

Topics: Alumni, UI/UX

Capturing A New Career | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 7, 2018
Before attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Dan Watson was a professional photographer. After dabbling in web development to create a website for his business, he knew he wanted to learn more and eventually work for a company instead of himself. Dan’s creative background was perfect for our first front-end web designer/developer bootcamp and he made the decision to join Cohort 24. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Changing User Experience At An Art Museum | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 2, 2018
After an injury ended her career as a ballerina, Lindsay Mulhollen was doing media design and lighting design for live productions. When she moved to Nashville, she decided that she wanted to find a steady career path that still allowed her to focus on her love of the arts. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Barista Serves Up User Experience | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 31, 2018
After college, Amber Sharpe worked a variety of jobs including managing area Airbnbs and as a barista. She loved the variety of jobs she had, but was ready for a career. Her husband and several of their friends are NSS graduates, and they encouraged her to give development a try. Amber joined Cohort 24, our first front-end web designer/developer cohort. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, UI/UX

Perseverance Leads To New Career | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 5, 2018
Going through a Nashville Software School bootcamp takes perseverance. That perseverance often starts when a student applies to a program. When Arthur Rankin Smith was accepted into Cohort 24, our first front-end web designer/developer cohort, he made the most of the experience and landed a job before graduation. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, UI/UX

Is The Effort Of Designing For User Experience Worth It?
Jan 11, 2018
Designing for user experience can save time and money. But how do you build support for designing for the user? Consider the return on investment, or ROI, of UX. A great video that breaks down the ROI of UX is from Dr. Susan Weinschenk. She shares how UX addresses the top 3 reasons software projects fail and several benchmarks to use when measuring ROI. Read More

Topics: UI/UX

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