Many different back stories define our success. Each student's personal victory in landing a job upon completion of the program captures the essence of what NSS is all about. We stand together. We invest in our students and, in return, they add their signature imprint to what we are building here. Our alumni network is wide-reaching and interactive in supporting students through their respective treks. Come be a part of our ever-growing community.
Before: Graphic Designer
After: Junior Product Designer at Ncontracts
Isabel Ramos shares her Nashville Software School (NSS) journey. A former graphic designer, she is now a junior product designer. Isabel shares why she’s glad she invested in herself, the challenges of working while attending bootcamp part-time, and the helpfulness of the NSS community. Isabel was a part of Web Development Evening Cohort 5, a twelve month, part-time, full stack bootcamp. She graduated in January 2018.
After: Software Developer at RoundingWell
Luke Lancaster shares his Nashville Software School (NSS) journey. A former barista, Luke was searching for a new career after an injury sidelined him. In this video, Luke talks about learning as an adult, NSS’s focus on how to learn to program, and connections with the community and NSS alumni. Luke was a part of Web Development Cohort 8, a six-month, full-time, full stack bootcamp. He graduated in June 2015 and is currently a software engineer.
Before: Web Developer
After: Full Stack Software Engineer at Kindful
Dr. Teresa Vasquez was a part of Web Development Cohort 21, a six month, full-time, full stack bootcamp. She graduated in January 2018. Before Nashville Software School (NSS), she had been laid off from her job as a web developer and was a stay-at-home mom. In this video, she shares about being Black in tech, Nashville Opportunity Tuition, and the NSS alumni community.
I currently work as a junior dev at iostudio here in Nashville and its great! Learning PHP because that is their system but NSS gave me a great foundation to work my way into it.
I am a very enthusiastic front-end developer. Doing web development was not intended to be an escape from the world of design, user interaction and user experience one of my favorite parts of the process. You can see most of my work on my website but some of my bigger projects were:
After NSS I worked for Centresource where I worked on a ton of web applications and was also able to spend some time mentoring NSS students. My current employer, Checkmate, is based in San Francisco. We are a platform for hotels to communicate with their guests before, during and after their stay (something that doesn’t really exist today). We’re a small engineering team of 5 so I’ve had the pleasure of working on all aspects of the product. We use Rails, Postgres, Sidekiq, Rspec, and most recently Ember.js.
A problem solver by day, a developer evangelist by night. Always happy to meet up for coffee, but would rather it be a beer :)
I have written web applications for the music, healthcare & personal finance industries.
Backend techs: Node/Express, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django
Frontend techs: Primarily AngularJS
Blaise loves food and pretty much abides.
I am currently a developer at Metova. Prior to that, I was a software dev at Ferf & Co. and RecruitTalk. I helped with a lot of their apps including: RecruitTalk.com and Enger.com. Before Ferf or RecruitTalk, I helped in the restyling and rebuild of the Skillery.
I am now a junior software engineer at LeadsPedia, and I work with the rest of the IT team to further develop the company’s software. Thus far we have focused mainly on the user portal for affiliates who subscribe to LeadsPedia’s platform. Everyone in the IT department works heavily on both the front end and the back end. We primarily use PHP.
I love dogs, programming, bikes, all games, solving problems, and learning new technologies.
I built, deployed, and maintain busylife.co, a tool for synching Evernote and Trello accounts. I also built the front end of numerous social-media rich marketing sites [during my time at] Checkd.in, for artists including Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert. I am currently working as a full-stack developer with Kindful, a non-profit fundraising/CRM software package.
I love talking with people and computers. To me, finding the solution to a problem is like having a song stuck in my head. I can’t let it go until I understand it inside and out.
I am a mother, wife, and now a software developer! My career wasn’t going anywhere and I didn’t love what I was doing. I always had an interest in development, but never thought I would or could do it. I came into this program knowing a little HTML and even less CSS, but nothing else. In six short, long months I became a developer. I am so proud of myself and my new career and I am grateful that NSS gave me the tools I needed to make this all possible.
I mainly write end-to-end tests for the Angular apps using the Protractor testing framework and unit tests with Jasmine. The different NextGxDx apps are written using the MEAN stack, with some of the backend in C#.
I have written web applications for the music, healthcare & personal finance industries.
Backend technologies: Node/Express, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django
Frontend technologies: Primarily AngularJS
For my NSS capstone project I made Hot or Not Homes which is kind of like Tinder for real estate listings in Nashville. I’m currently working on a project with Code for Nashville, that track[s] of the number of open beds at several homeless shelters in the Nashville area.
I incorporate programming and data science in the never-ending quest for (practical) science!
I’m a backend developer working in Ruby On Rails. Much of my time here has been spent on developing Lonely Planet’s OpenID Connect provider, which allows us to have single sign on across all of our sites. I’m currently working on integrating our content API across a few other services. In addition to my work at Lonely Planet, I have also taken on a volunteer position as the chair of the Development committee for the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. There, it is my job to select new hires (all volunteers), set up our work standards, and manage current and upcoming work.
On the front end I specialize in AngularJS.
I can make static pages, webapps, mobile apps, games, and more.
If I don’t know it, I’ll learn it.
Rolando is a Web Developer and UX/UI Designer. He spends his days as a UX/UI designer, illustrator, and front-end application developer at Propel Wellness®. Using everything from sketches to graphic’s programs to code, he creates logos, icons, web designs, and fully fleshed out websites. His energy source is his passion for creating engaging applications and intuitive interfaces that bridge the gap between functionality and design.
I currently work on the server team at Aloompa. I created a CMS and API for iBeacons to be used for music festivals. I also manage deployments and database structure/information.
I am currently PHP developer. The biggest app I’ve developed to-date was an internal Rails app to allow Loss-Prevention teams to generate inspections on the fly and report results to stakeholders.
I moved to Nashville in the pursuit of a career in the Music Business. I earned my Bachelors of Business Administration from Belmont University. Upon graduation I started what would turn into a thirteen-year career in the music industry working for such notable companies as EMI Music Publishing, Mercury Records and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. During my time at those companies I noticed in efficiencies in database systems and organization. This led me to looking into software development – where I quickly realized that I could make my desire to have work be efficient, organized and easy to maneuver through together perfectly.
This led me to the Nashville Software School. And in July 2014 I started a six-month, full time, intensive boot camp. I spent my time learning the MEAN Stack (MongoDB, Express, Angular.js and Node.js) along with many other technologies.
I am a musician and Ruby on Rails developer.
I am a Developer, Data Enthusiast, and Scientist seeking to build applications that impact lives.
I love creating things from whimsical designs to practical objects. Bringing together these two passions, I make beautiful, useful software for a living.
Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, I studied Music Composition at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. My wife, Amber, and I moved to Nashville in the Fall of 2013.
I am a Software Engineer with full-stack experience. I recently graduated from the Nashville Software School (June 2014) - a six month intensive, full time program. My background also includes eight years of photography as a professional with commercial and freelance experience in sports, wedding, documentary and travel photography.
Along with all the above, I am the creator of MyLovelyTN, a project to highlight the geography, people, culture, and history which help create the character of Tennessee. The project allows me to combine my enthusiasm for photography, exploration, story telling, and discovery as I teach myself and others about my home state of Tennessee.