The Tennessean ran a very nice story about Nashville Software School in this morning’s edition in the business section. Solid overview of what we do at the school.
Here’s a couple of excerpts – but go read the whole thing:
So Wark and others developed a program that’s part boot camp, part apprenticeship, and in June, the school launched its first class, an eclectic group that ranges from musicians to recent college graduates to a former architect. The common thread was, in most cases, little to no programming skill but a strong desire to learn.
The school, which is about to graduate 16 students in December, requires the commitment of a full-time job. Students come in from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., five days a week, and as the pace picks up during the last three months, students spend plenty of nights and weekends studying and working on coding exercises.
Students pay $1,000 up front, and are paid a $400 weekly stipend during the last three months.
The curriculum is based around the needs of local tech companies and startups, some of which offer mentors to the school and have committed to hiring a student once the program ends.