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Highlander grad says coding class helped provide focus for her future

(Photo: Rosharra Owens at Iowa Western Community College, May 9, 2018.) COUNCIL BLUFFS – For Rosharra Owens, learning to build websites was part of rebuilding her life after a series of unfortunate events left her living in a homeless shelter, and feeling stuck. “It was crazy. I don’t know how I’ve been able to doContinue Reading

Interface, VA partner to offer tech training for veterans

AIM Institute, Interface: the Web School and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are partnering to give veterans new opportunities to develop in-demand technology skills. The Nebraska Department of Education has approved Interface: The Web School courses to be eligible for GI Bill benefits, which provide education reimbursement and other benefits to service members followingContinue Reading

New Tech Talent meetup aims to connect job seekers and employers

AIM Institute is expanding its Tech Concierge program for job seekers with a new Tech Talent meetup. The first event took place Thursday, April 19, and featured speaker Marco Floreani with the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. The quarterly meetup will focus on bringing job seekers and employers together in an environment that is less formalContinue Reading

2018 Course Catalog

Interface 2018 Course Catalog

Breaking down barriers for women in tech

  Naomi See is committed to helping and supporting women in tech, mainly because of all the messages she got along the way saying tech was a path she couldn’t or shouldn’t pursue. Naomi is a software analyst at West Corporation, where she has worked on everything from interactive voice recording software to automating internalContinue Reading

Omaha executive outlines his approach to data visualization, organizational success

OMAHA, NE – Gautham Pallapa has some closely-held beliefs when it comes to big data, organizational success, and finding your footing in the data science realm. Gautham oversees dozens of developers and engineers in his role as vice president of systems and platforms at West Corporation. He talked with Interface about his career in programming,Continue Reading

Interface Web School welcomes new instructor Rachel Fox

Rachel Fox comes to Interface Web School with extensive experience as a technical trainer and web developer, and can’t wait to help students pursue their dreams. She will teach the January Foundations of Web Development course. “My desire for this class is for students to walk away with the ability to create their online masterpieces,”Continue Reading

Graduate Success Story: Melissa-Ann Dailey

Melissa Ann-Dailey took the Interface Foundations of Web Development course in 2015, and is now a user experience graphic web designer at Oriental Trading Company. She is responsible for daily content design and maintenance of multiple websites. “I spend about a third of my day updating content on the site,” she says. “The other portionContinue Reading

Interface partner Appsky Labs wins pitch competition

AIM Careerlink and Interface Web School are congratulating our partners at Appsky Labs on a big win. Appsky Labs CEO Taylor Korensky took away the top prize in the TS Bank Rev Pitch competition on December 1. The competition gives local entrepreneurs the chance to win a cash prize to better their business. The fourContinue Reading

Interface welcomes Kent Smotherman, first full-time instructor

Interface Web School is welcoming Kent Smotherman as the school’s first full-time instructor. But when he joined Interface on a part-time basis three years ago, teaching coding wasn’t necessarily on his radar. Smotherman met Interface founder Shonna Dorsey after responding to an ad she had placed looking for a developer. He emailed her to sayContinue Reading

Interface grad animates videos with custom code

OMAHA, NE — Erica Johnson’s passion for video began at age 14, when her father became a pastor, and needed her help building his ministry. “My brother, sister and I all got separate sections, and I got media,” she remembers. Her assignments included setting up microphones, running cameras and mixing audio levels during church services.Continue Reading

AIM Interface School: Highlander teaches students real-world tech skills

Interface Web School is proud to partner with Seventy Five North to offer AIM Interface School: Highlander, a part-time, 10-week course focused on teaching the skills needed to build interactive websites using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and an introduction to WordPress platforms. The course runs from February 20 to March 24, and is offered at no cost toContinue Reading

Top four desired traits of a career in tech

The list of reasons why someone may want to pursue a career in tech is sure to be long and varied. However, based on a recent Interface graduate poll, there are a universal wants and needs. Results follow. 1. Flexibility as a working parent Forbes listed IT as one of the top 10 flexible jobContinue Reading

Graduate combines her loves into a new career with the help of AIM Interface

Kelly Stark was working as a special education paraprofessional before coming to Interface School. She already had a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree and had been working in the human services industry for over 10 years, but felt like she was ready for a change. “I’d discovered Codecademy and fell in love with coding,”Continue Reading

The Next Step in Career Readiness

AIM Interface School is excited to announce a new resource to help you achieve your career goals. You can now complete the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) for free through AIM Interface School. What’s NCRC? NCRC is a career readiness assessment developed by ACT and coordinated by Metropolitan Community College. This assessment helps you assessContinue Reading

AIM Interface School Grad Melissa Buffalohead Starts Web Development Company

Melissa Buffalohead was noticing a problematic pattern in her career path. Essentially, she realized that she was getting bored at her corporate jobs. “I would learn everything quickly, then it would just get monotonous and I would lose interest and drive,” recalled Buffalohead. “I’ve always worked for big companies and felt very restricted and invaluable.Continue Reading

Exclusive Scholarships and Financial Support at AIM Interface School

At AIM Interface School, we believe in empowering the Greater Omaha workforce through convenient and affordable tech education. To provide greater opportunity, we’ve partnered with community builders to offer a variety of financial support opportunities for our students, so you can focus on your education, instead of how to pay for it. Community Building theContinue Reading

Learn the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing in our Newest Track

Interface School is excited to announce our newest accelerated learning track in digital marketing! This new track was developed in response to the growing demand for digital marketing professionals, a career path categorized by its flexibility, fast-paced nature, and often by its work-life balance and remote working opportunities. The track starts off as a specialization courseContinue Reading

Under AIM, Interface Joins Nonprofit Sector

In January 2017, Interface Web School formally joined AIM — “an innovative not-for-profit community organization that grows, connects and inspires the tech talent ecosystem.” AIM and Interface Web School have enjoyed a very close working relationship over the past two years, making this a natural progression of our partnership. Interface Web School is just asContinue Reading

How a Single Mom of 3 Made a Career in Web Development

“I liked that I went from zero knowledge to being able to create a complete website from scratch.” -Miranda Tharp Miranda Tharp was frustrated with working customer service jobs. She had held positions from student loans to insurance and felt stuck in a cycle of customer service roles. Wanting to make a better life forContinue Reading

Interface Web School Formally Joins AIM to Strengthen Tech Talent Pipeline

The founders and staff of Interface Web School are extremely excited to announce that the assets of Interface have been acquired by AIM! Check out all the details and what this means for the Omaha tech community in this press release: Omaha, Neb. (Jan. 24, 2017)—AIM, a not-for-profit organization that attracts, inspires and supports tech talentContinue Reading

How David Dugger Went From Homeless to Project Manager

“In a total of about 16 months, I went from homeless, jobless, with just $70 to my name (and $50,000 in debt) to Web Development Project Manager at a multimillion dollar company here in Omaha.” – David Dugger 14 months before he applied to Interface, David Dugger was homeless, jobless, and down to his last $70.Continue Reading

Interface Web School Announces New Data Science Certificate

Interface Web School is continuing to expand, and we are thrilled to announce the new Fundamentals of Data Science Certificate. This certificate is offered through a partnership with Omaha Data Science Academy, a subsidiary of local predictive analytics firm Contemporary Analysis. Omaha Data Science Academy was started by Contemporary Analysis (CAN) president Nate Watson in JuneContinue Reading

Appsky Labs to Offer Post-Graduation Opportunities

Interface Web School is excited announce a partnership with Appsky Labs!  Appsky Labs, LLC is a unique business that focuses on developing high-quality software at affordable rates with quick turn-arounds. The company works with small- to medium-sized local businesses that are looking to grow their customer base through the use of software. Appsky Labs isContinue Reading

How Jonathan Starkey Built a New Career at 43

“It’s been a great journey. I’m thankful for Interface Web School, and I love my new job. It’s been a life changer.” – Jonathan Starkey By Jonathan Starkey My name is Jonathan Starkey. I’m 43 years old. I’ve been married to my beautiful wife Katja for 10 years. I’m a father to 3 amazing children,Continue Reading