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

Software Development Jobs in Middle Tennessee: Report Release & Panel Discussion (Live Podcast)
Sep 30, 2019
In August, Dr. Amy Harris presented the “2019 Software Developers in Middle Tennessee” report at Nashville Software School’s open house. If you missed the event or wished you could go back and hear it again, now you can! You can catch the full recording on our blog. Read More

Topics: Hiring?, Community, Web Development

DevOps + Developer | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 18, 2019
Marco was already working as a cloud automation engineer/DevOps, but found that he needed additional skills to meet the changing industry. “I wanted to keep adding to my skill set to keep me employable. The industry is moving to a point where you can no longer be an Operations person or Developer person,” Marco explained. He first heard about Nashville Software School when he was working at LeanKit. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Returning To The Workforce | Graduate Spotlight
Sep 10, 2019
Ripal Patel used a lot of software applications in her prior job and was always curious about the magic happening behind the scenes. When she paused her career to be a stay-at-home mother, Ripal began to explore coding. She was hooked. When she heard about Nashville Software School (NSS), she knew it would be a great way to not only change her career but re-enter the workforce. She joined our part-time web development bootcamp for Cohort Evening 8. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Flying A Drone With JavaScript and Node.js | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 30, 2019
Wayne Collier has been interested in technology since he was young. By the age of fourteen, he was a licensed amateur radio operator. His interest in coding began while working for Waste Management where he was introduced to Post Scripting Language (PSL). Read more to hear about his web application that can fly a drone. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

The Advantages Of Self-study Skills | The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Self-study
Aug 19, 2019
Over the past month, we’ve been sharing the benefits of self-study to assess your interest and aptitude for a career change and how a bootcamp like Nashville Software School (NSS) can help you avoid the shortcomings of self-study when changing careers. To close the series, our web development alumni shared how the habits they learned through self-study prior to bootcamp are serving them now and the advice they’d give their friends (that’s you!) on why you should consider a bootcamp instead of self-studying for years to make a career change. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

More Than Code: Benefits Of A Bootcamp | The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Self-Study
Aug 12, 2019
The other week our web development alumni shared the pitfalls they found with self-study when trying to change their careers and what led them to Nashville Software School (NSS). Today, they share how NSS prepared them for the job in ways beyond just learning to code. Here is what they had to say in their own words. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Learning, Web Development

Exploring A Career Change | The Benefits and Pitfalls of Self-Study
Jul 25, 2019
Can you teach yourself to code for less than the cost of bootcamp? Sure. But if you’re planning to make a career transition to a software developer, data analyst, or data scientist, you’ll most likely discover that there’s more to learn than just how to code. We recently spoke with several of our web development alumni who gave self-study a try before attending bootcamp and they had a lot of great advice. In fact, they had so much to say we’ve decided to start a short series of posts about the benefits of self-study and where it falls short when changing your career. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Web Development

Mission Transition | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 16, 2019
Trevan has worked as a cybersecurity contractor and IT support for Microsoft Software Engineers since he left the Army. After working alongside software engineers and hearing friends who are developers share their experiences, he decided to transition his career in tech to development. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

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