Stories from the Hackery Episode 6

Hiring Junior Developers and Jim’s conversion from bootcamp skeptic to advocate

In Episode 6 of Stories from The Hackery, Jim Siegienski, CTO at Groups360, speaks in depth with John Wark on the availability of junior and more senior software developers in Nashville, sparking a conversation on where Nashville is now, how...

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NSS Approved to Accept GI Bill

First coding bootcamp in the Southeast U.S. to be approved.

Nashville Software School (NSS) is proud to announce that our full-time Web Developer Bootcamp has been approved by the Tennessee State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training. We are the first coding bootcamp program in the Southeast U.S. approved to accept the GI Bill and one ...

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Stories from the Hackery Episode 5

An interview with Melanie Hall

Melanie Hall came to Nashville in 2012 because she was passionately involved at a non-profit. She supported herself by applying her college training as a designer. Like many designers we have met, Melanie realized that her design training didn’t really prepare her to desig...

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Stories from the Hackery Episode 4

An interview with Van Simmons on the evolution of mobile apps, iOS, Swift, and our upcoming iOS developer class

iOS and Swift continue to rapidly evolve. Van Simmons previews our upcoming iOS mobile development class and discusses how the changing nature of Swift is causing us to evolve our iOS clas...

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Demo Day Recap and Interviews with our Newest Graduates

Last week, Cohort 12 and Evening Cohort 2 graduated 37 full-stack developers, marking over 293 total graduates of NSS. We celebrated their graduation and introduced 32 of the graduates to the community at Demo Day on Friday, June 24.

These graduates spent either six months full-time (for the day students) or 12 months part-time (for the evening students) training at NSS, learning server-side development with .NET...

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Stories from the Hackery Episode 3

An interview with Jacob Sims on hiring and growing junior developers

“Nashville is going through a renaissance, and that renaissance is being driven by technology,” Jacob Sims, Vice President of Development and Information Technology at Premise Health, says. He joins John Wark and Clark Buckner in discussing the importance of mentorship, ...

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It’s Our 4th Birthday!

NSS started our first bootcamp on June 6, 2012. The idea behind NSS was pretty simple - we felt that we could help address the shortage of local software developers by home-growing talent. In other words, we felt that there were plenty of people living in Nashville who had the aptitude to be good software developers. Those folks just needed an opportunity to tap into their latent potential. We believed that an accelerate...

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Stories from the Hackery Episode 2

Kelley Stephens Finds Improved Quality of Life as Software Engineer

“Sometimes it’s hard or frustrating, but it’s a good challenge in a way that I was never challenged before.”

Kelley Stephens, a Software Engineer from Cohort Five discusses the importance of changing careers, finding Nashville Software School, and using her...

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