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

Comfort Zone Redefined | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 9, 2019
Brian Neal had spent ten years in retail, most recently as store manager, and knew it was time to move on. He had been interested in pursuing a career in development for years but was afraid to step out of his comfort zone and pursue it. While at NSS, he redefined his comfort zone and is looking forward to his first job as a developer. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Transitioning From A Military To Civilian Career | Graduate Spotlight
Jul 2, 2019
Janet N. Woods has spent most of her adult life with the Army and Army National Guard. As she considered what direction to take when she retired from service, Janet focused on what she enjoyed about her job. Learn about her journey at NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

Positivity Pays off | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 17, 2019
Before attending Nashville Software School (NSS), Jordan Rosas worked as an Outbound Ship Dock associate at an Amazon Warehouse. At night, you could find him learning Python from his couch. After about a year and a half, he felt confident enough in his abilities to start applying to junior developer jobs, but he kept getting rejected. Jordan was set on becoming a developer, so he decided to invest in his education and found NSS. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

A Love For Problem-Solving | Graduate Spotlight
Jun 6, 2019
When Brittany Ramos-Janeway graduated from college, she wasn't sure what path she wanted to take, so she started working as a bartender and in an Amazon fulfillment center. While these jobs helped pay the bills, she was still looking for a career. She started pursuing law school, even taking the LSAT, but an idea for an app inspired her to start learning to code. Brittany began learning Python on her own an loved the problem-solving aspect of coding, but she quickly realized that if she were to pursue this as a career, she would need an in-person learning environment. Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Hiring?, Web Development

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