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Nashville Software School

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Nashville Software School (NSS) is a nonprofit vocational school in Nashville that prepares adults for careers in technical fields like software development, software engineering, UI & UX design, data analytics and data science. Nashville Software School is a place where a person with aptitude, motivation, and commitment can learn a new craft or build on their existing skills. NSS is committed to growing diversity in technology by opening the door to underrepre...

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  • Jennifer Whitson
    Application Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Data Analytics Bootcamp • Nashville
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    Oct 26, 2021
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    Life Changer

    I don’t think I could overstate the value of my time at NSS. I was a paralegal for 10 years and had no coding background or exposure to the tech world. I left the program feeling confident in my coding skills and having already accepted an offer with a starting salary nearly 60% higher than my previous job. I think NSS’s real competitive edge is 1) their wide network of employers who regularly hire from their programs and 2) the fact that they are a nonprofit. They really want you to suc...
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  • Shuaib Sajid
    Graduate • Full Time Web Developer Bootcamp, C# and .Net • Nashville
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    Jun 05, 2019
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    Life Changing

    I attended the full-time day cohort and graduated 6 months ago and my life is definitely better. Some can say I am biased because I am on the staff page, but I am only there because I volunteer my time at the school. If the school did not provide me with a great experience, I would not be volunteering my time. I do it because I believe in their vision of the community.
    It is a very fast-paced learning environment. You will work as groups and by yourself and be amazed at what you can c...

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  • Elyse
    Junior Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, Python and Django • Nashville
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    Apr 04, 2019
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    Amazing Education, Amazing People

    When you interview at NSS, they aren't shy about telling you that the boot camp will be one of the most difficult and rewarding things you've ever done. They're absolutely correct and fully committed to helping you succeed. 

    I recently graduated from Cohort 28, a Full Time Full Stack Web Dev bootcamp with a focus on Python/Django. I just landed my first full time position as a developer within two weeks of graduation. As a student, you are challenged while being fully supported ...

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  • Hunter
    Developer • Nashville
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    Oct 25, 2018
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    Software Developer

    Challenging in a good way, you get what you put in to it, like anything else. Treat it like a job and you'll get where you want to go.  It feels good to say it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

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  • Sarah
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, JavaScript and Node.JS • Nashville
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    Jun 02, 2018
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    Great school, great scholarships

    I recently graduated from Cohort 23 of NSS, which was a full-stack JavaScript course (Node.JS back-end). I really enjoyed my time there and feel confident in my abilities. I graduated on May 18th, and had a job offer on May 25th (which I took and had a salary that was average for NSS graduates, between $55k-58k starting). 

    The school is longer than most. Six months was a perfect amount of time to fit in extra learning, and do a great deal of group projects and personal capstones. T...

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  • Jordan Nelson
    Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, Python and Django • Nashville
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    Feb 21, 2018
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    Challenging, yet Rewarding, Experience. Requires Dedication & the Ability to Fail.

    Nashville Software School was a terrific experience; you're taught marketable skills that you can take anywhere. The teachers are fantastic (I had Brenda for the front-end and Steve for the Python/Django portion) and so are the teacher's assistants (former students themselves).

    It's challenging and you'll need to prepare yourself to fail... a lot. With the failure comes terrific achievement _IF_ you apply yourself. By the end of the course, I learned how to build web applications...

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  • Brandon Espinoza
    Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, Ruby on Rails • Nashville
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    Oct 25, 2017
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    Great School! Worth it!

    Those 6 months that I was there were great!

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  • Bri Wyatt
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, Python and Django • Nashville
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    Oct 12, 2017
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    worked for me

    I wrote my first line of code September 15th 2016 and was hired for my first software development job June 10th 2017 and I owe it to NSS. I chose Nashville Software School over other schools for several reasons. #1 because it is non-profit, #2  because it is a 6 month full-time program, and #3 its good reputation around town. That was enough to convince me, but what really pushed me to want to be a part of this school was my interview with John Wark. As a prospective student I was impresse...

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  • Jufe A Brown-Tsai
    Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, JavaScript and Node.JS • Nashville
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    Oct 11, 2017
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    Great Experience

    Nashville Software School has been really good to me. The instructors are all very knowlegeable and willing to help whenever there's a question. The school provided opportunities to meet employers throughout the 6 month program. I walked in with 15 year old coding experience that wasn't really relevant and walked out knowing how to build a RESTful api, create modern single-page-applications with the Angularjs framework and a blackbelt in google-fu. They've even employeed me as a teaching a...

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  • Caitlin Stein
    Web Content Developer • Graduate • Full Time Web Developer Bootcamp, C# and .Net • Nashville
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    Sep 01, 2017
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    Constantly Improving

    After ten years teaching in public schools, I was ready for a change. I had taken all of the online coding courses I could find, but I still didn't feel like I had the skills to enter the workforce as a developer. NSS was my answer. I graduated from NSS in December 2015/ January 2016 and was hired to stay as a junior instructor. As a student in 2015, I would rate my experience 4/5. I learned invaluable lessons about coding, teamwork, and problem solving, but the school was still experienci...

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  • Dominic Serrano
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, JavaScript and Node.JS • Nashville
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    Jul 24, 2017
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    Forklift Driver to Software Developer

    Prior to attending Nashville Software School, I worked several odds and ends jobs to pay the bills. With only a high school education, just thinking about applying to jobs I was under qualified for left me feeling overwhelmed.

    After a recommendation from a close friend, I applied to NSS. I cannot say how amazingly grateful I am for that choice. While I had no programming experience other than a few hours of tutorials and the course pre-work, th...

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  • Athena Perez
    Graduate • Full-Time Web Developer Bootcamp, JavaScript and Node.JS • Nashville
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    May 11, 2017
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    Graduate

    Deciding to attend Nashville Software School has been one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I've never experienced such a supportive and encouraging community. As long as I put in the time and effort, I had a helping hand when I needed one. I enourage anyone that is serious about coding and becoming a high level Junior Developer to check out NSS. The instructors and staff have helped me change my life. 

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Published September 22, 2017
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Published February 05, 2014
John Wark founded Nashville Software School in 2012, fueled by local demand and the crafstmanship-style of learning that he and fellow tech leaders grew up on.  While the mission has expanded (NSS just doubled their available seats to allow for students outside of Nashville to take part in their unique learning model), the six-month program remains innovative and effective. We talk with John...
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Published February 04, 2014
Course Report is featured on the Kapor Center blog! Coding bootcamps are producing graduates that enter the workforce almost immediately, so their approach to recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented backgrounds may quickly start to define, and potentially diversify, the landscape of the tech industry.  One way to reach out to potential students is through scholarship programs...

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How much does Nashville Software School cost?

Nashville Software School costs around $18,000. On the lower end, some Nashville Software School courses like Part-Time Data Analytics Bootcamp cost $7,875.

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Nashville Software School offers courses like Data Science Bootcamp, Front-End Web Designer/Developer Bootcamp, Full-Time Data Analytics Bootcamp, Full Time Web Developer Bootcamp, C# and .Net and 5 more.

Where does Nashville Software School have campuses?

Nashville Software School has in-person campuses in and, Nashville. Nashville Software School also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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