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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.

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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.

    Wilson Bell - Web Development Cohort 57

    Wilson Bell - Web Development Cohort 57

    Wilson Bell graduated with Web Development Cohort 57.

    I had no prior experience with coding prior to having NSS recommended to me by friends that thought I would do well at it. One of the main things that drew me to the program was growing up doing a lot of mechanical work on my family's farm and always enjoying the trial and error process of diagnosing and solving a problem or making something work that previously didn't. Coding provides much of that same experience, you're presented with an issue and you use the tools and knowledge at your disposal to come up with a logical solution. I've greatly enjoyed the variety of personalities that exist in the Software Development world and cannot wait to meet more and contribute my own unique insight to a team.

    • 8 min
    Seth Lewis - Web Development Cohort 57

    Seth Lewis - Web Development Cohort 57

    Seth Lewis graduated with Web Development Cohort 57.

    When I was 9, I discovered a platform called Scratch that sparked my love for programming. But it wasn't until my cousin told me about NSS that I thought I could realistically make it a profession. After 4 years in the food industry, I knew I wanted something more. Since embarking on my software development journey, NSS has taught me many valuable skills and concepts. It has helped me see how high my potential truly is, and I look forward to tackling what the real world of development has to offer.

    • 6 min
    Evan Mitchell - Web Development Cohort 57

    Evan Mitchell - Web Development Cohort 57

    Evan Mitchell graduated with Web Development Cohort 57.

    My interest in programming was sparked when I had to take a couple of computer science courses as part of my degree. I really enjoyed using programming languages to solve problems and build applications from scratch. From my experience in these courses, I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in tech. I felt that I had just scratched the surface in college, so I turned to NSS to further my education. Since starting at NSS, I have grown tremendously as a developer by learning new technologies and solving new problems every day.

    • 4 min
    Joe Maifeld - Web Development Cohort 57

    Joe Maifeld - Web Development Cohort 57

    Joe Maifeld graduated with Web Development Cohort 57.

    After spending over ten years working professionally in the culinary field I felt the desire to pursue career change. For the longest time it felt like breaking into the developer field was inaccessible. I spent so long researching different paths to the role I wanted and finally found NSS after multiple recommendations and haven't looked back. I love and have needed the constant challenge. The need consistently learn and evolve will help drive my growth as a developer and I can't wait to see what it brings to my life and career.

    • 7 min
    Zachary Smith - Web Development Cohort 57

    Zachary Smith - Web Development Cohort 57

    Zachary Smith graduated with Web Development Cohort 57.

    I have always had a passion for building, fixing, and learning how things work. Eventually working my way into a maintenance technician role in automotive manufacturing allowed me to pursue these passions. But, when I was introduced to the idea of becoming a software developer, it was like a light bulb went off. This was the way to not only pursue my passions, but do it in a way that had all the other boxes checked that I was looking for in a long term career. Becoming a Software Developer was my new goal. I believe I can now achieve that, and I am looking forward to building, fixing, and learning new things as a developer.

    • 7 min
    Robert Parker - Web Development Cohort 57

    Robert Parker - Web Development Cohort 57

    Robert Parker graduated with Web Development Cohort 57.

    I have long enjoyed playing with and on computers. In high school I greatly enjoyed my BASIC programming class, and used that info to program my graphing calculator to run the quadratic equation for me. Never thought about how I could turn that into a career until many years later. After a decade of retail work, helping customers figure out what they want, and another decade working as a repair tech I decided to get into IT. Remembering my exposure to coding in high school led me to NSS.

    • 5 min

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