Find out what it takes to start a career in software development, data analytics, data science, or UI/UX design from those who made the leap. Hear from musicians, veterans, single-moms, teachers, bartenders, postdocs, warehouse workers, and more - all graduates of Nashville Software School (NSS) - as they discuss their transition to tech and their capstone projects presented at Demo Day. Founded in 2012, NSS is a flourishing community of over one thousand alumni, active students, and a team of dedicated instructors all working together to grow and learn their craft. As a non-profit, NSS is committed to growing diversity in tech by creating opportunities for under-represented groups in these fields. Learn more at nashvillesoftwareschool.com.
Evan Reynolds - Web Development
Evan Reynolds graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 40.
Before Nashville Software School, I spent the last few years working in the mortgage industry as a loan officer. Over the years, I realized that it wasn’t something I was passionate about and started to explore other career paths. The reason I enjoy software development is because I love building things, I love problem solving, and I love a challenge. I love everything about being a software developer and I’m excited to keep learning and improving my skills.
Davis Lindell - Web Development
Davis Lindell graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 40.
A semi-recent transplant to Nashville, by way of Louisville, I've spent the majority of my working career inside every aspect of the hospitality industry. Funnily enough I got my first introduction into coding just messing around on MySpace 15+ years ago. I always though it was so cool to manipulate my page to be, what I thought was, way cooler than everyone else's. Fast forward those 15 years, I hear about Nashville Software School through a good friend of mine and think this could be the career I've been looking for all along, right under my nose.
Ronald Lankford - Web Development
Ronald Lankford graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 40.
Keeping up with the latest trends of technology is a passion of mine. My passion for technology has grown even more with my career change into software development. Previously, most of my jobs were maintenance focused. So my day to day tasks were trying to understand, build, and repair things. It's exciting to use my problem solving skills to tackle problems with code. Facing new problems and trying to learn how to tackle it is something that I love about software development. I look forward to seeing where I will go in the field of software development!
Zach Nicholson - Web Development
Zach Nicholson graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 40.
Writer and musician now turned computer programmer. With years of creative experience and a fresh programming education, I'm here to build forward-thinking technologies and user-friendly interfaces. I'm in love with coding and can't wait to work with others who feel the same.
Kaleb Moran - Web Development
Kaleb Moran graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 40.
After 8 years managing and collaborating with teams to solve customer problems and team-member roadblocks, I felt it was time to expand my problem-solving toolkit. I enrolled at Nashville Software School in April 2020, and my passion for software development has grown with each new solution I uncover.
Adrian Garmendia - Web Development
Adrian Garmendia graduated with Full-time Web Development Cohort 40.
My professional career began in broadcasting where I spent my days with other creative people editing videos, creating news shows, running cameras and finally moving on to being a quality control technician. After broadcasting I moved on to a 13 year career with FedEx Express. A twist in life gave me the opportunity to learn an entirely new career in software development that I found through Nashville Software School. It’s been a joy continuing my team oriented ways in a new passion and creating apps. I've thoroughly enjoyed taking apps from entity-relationship diagrams to fully functioning applications.