What is Code, Anyway?
NSS Software Engineering instructors Andy Collins and Charlie Penner break down the basics of what “code” actually is, what it does, and how it’s more human than you might think! Read More

Topics: Learning, Technology Insights, Web Development, Software Engineering

Before NSS I was…a Zookeeper???
Mar 21, 2023
NSS students come from a variety of backgrounds and have found that skills they learned in their previous careers are transferable, including from backgrounds such as…Zoo-keeping!? Read how Kirren Covey, Mikayla Swinkels, Melissa Fox, and Chris Meffley used their experiences in zoo-keeping and animal care to help build their careers in tech. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Web Development

The Web Development Bootcamp Admissions Process at NSS
Feb 7, 2023
Let’s walk through what you can expect from the admissions timeline and what we look for in applicants for our Web Development bootcamps. Read More

Topics: Web Development

Building A Game With p5 - Part 3: Rhythm Game
Feb 2, 2023
It's time to finish building our Rhythm Game in our 3-part series on how to build a game with the powerful coding tool that is p5. Thanks to Christopher Cotton for taking the time to share this fun knowledge with our students and now with you! Read More

Topics: Learning, Web Development

Building A Game With p5 - Part 2: Animation
Feb 1, 2023
We’re on our way to the next step in creating a game with this powerful software - Animation! Come learn what Christopher Cotton shared with our students in part. 2 of our Building A Game With p5 series! Read More

Topics: Learning, Web Development

Building A Game With p5 - Part 1: Drawing
Jan 31, 2023
Learn how to create a game with p5 with Christopher Cotton, creator of Mr. Kitty Codes. This week we’ll be sharing the process in a 3 part blog series - the first of which focuses on drawing with p5. Check back tomorrow for part 2 - Animation! Read More

Topics: Learning, Web Development

What's the Difference Between Python and Django?
Nov 9, 2022
At NSS, our job is to give beginners a clear path of discovery to learn the fundamentals of coding, help them develop the ability to think algorithmically, and build a strong vocabulary. That’s why NSS Instructor, Steve Brownlee, is diving into the differences between Python and Django over on our blog! Read More

Topics: Learning, Technology Insights, Web Development

Becoming A Web Development Instructor
Nov 1, 2022
For Caroline Madison, leading cohorts through the first three months of their bootcamp is one of the most fulfilling gigs she’s ever done next to being a mom. “My job is to remind each of my students that their growth and outcome will depend on the amount of effort they’re willing to put in. They just have to show up and try." Read More

Topics: Learning, Community, Web Development

Investing In Yourself | Graduate Spotlight
Aug 25, 2022
Chelsea Harris-Washington was working at Asurion as a Tech Support Coach when an opportunity arose for her to upskill through Asurion’s Software Engineering Apprenticeship with NSS. Chelsea jumped at the opportunity! Now that she’s graduated from NSS, she is working as a software engineer apprentice at Asurion! Great job, Chelsea! Read More

Topics: Student Stories, Web Development

Why Students Choose NSS for Web + Software Development
Aug 24, 2022
Students from all different walks of life come to NSS to gain the skills they need to start a career in tech! Their reasons for choosing NSS are plentiful, as are their options for how to gain new tech skills. So when someone chooses NSS, we do not take their decision lightly! Check out the reasons our alumni had to say shortly after graduating about why they chose NSS. Read More

Topics: Alumni, Student Stories, Web Development, Software Engineering

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