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Interface and The Case for COBOL

In the 1950’s a computer scientist  named, Grace Hopper developed COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language), a high-level programming language that is still used widely today. While old and––to some––dated, COBOL has entrenched the business and banking industry worldwide.  And transitioning to newer programs, like Java, could cost hundreds of millions of dollars and years ofContinue 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

2018 Course Catalog

Interface 2018 Course Catalog

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

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

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

Under AIM, Interface Joins Nonprofit Sector

AIM + Interface Web School

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

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

2016 Year in Review

Interface Web School has had an amazing year! Check out our infographic below to find some cool stats and incredible milestones.

Omaha Joins White House TechHire Initiative

Omaha Joins 19 Other Communities in Today’s Announcement by the White House Dedicated to Support National Tech Talent Development and Retention Efforts Omaha has been chosen by the White House as one of 20 TechHire communities dedicated to creating pathways for more Americans to access well-paying tech jobs and expanding local tech sectors in communities across the country.Continue Reading

Welcome Michelle Wingard to the Interface Advisory Board

“The future is now and we all have to do our part to help shape it.” – Michelle Wingard The Interface Web School team is excited to welcome Michelle Wingard, co-founder of Dynamo, to the Advisory Board! Michelle spent 10 years working at a global Fortune 500 IT consulting firm before she chose to walkContinue Reading

Welcome Kevin Ortman to the Interface Advisory Board

“A career in information technology can be transformative – literally opening a world of possibilities.” – Kevin Ortman The Interface Web School team is thrilled to welcome Kevin Ortman to the Interface Advisory Board! Kevin is a hiring manager at CSG International and considers his role in cultivating CSG’s open, safe, and agile culture to beContinue Reading

How to Turn Interface Courses into a College Degree

“Tech isn’t going anywhere – it’s going to continue to grow and explode.” – Shonna Dorsey On the 50th anniversary of Bellevue University, Dean Mary Dobransky of the College of Science and Technology met with Shonna and me for a quick chat about our new credit transfer partnership and the future of the tech communityContinue Reading

Join Us for a Tech Careers Fair

Interface Web School has partnered with AIM to hold a tech careers fair on Wednesday, November 16th. This fair is a great way for qualified candidates to meet with local employers like Farm Credit Services of America that are hiring for tech positions. Any employer that has tech openings is welcome to RSVP here. MeetContinue Reading

HTML and CSS in Action

Did you know that you can build an entire site using only HTML and CSS? There are several languages out there that can help you bring a website to the next level, but HTML and CSS provide a great foundation. For example, Interface co-founder and instructor Shonna Dorsey built this website in one evening toContinue Reading

Interface Named Small Business of the Month by Greater Omaha Chamber

Interface Web School is honored to be named Small Business of the Month for September 2016 by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce! We had a blast filming a short video to talk about what Interface does for the community as well as introducing some of our team members that have contributed to Interface’s success.Continue Reading

Chad White Connects Skills to New Career

Chad White knows a thing or two about change. Not only did he become a parent to his daughter, Noelle, in the last 18 months, the Ensocare Junior Web Developer also recently transitioned into a new career. After spending more than a decade in graphic design and corporate sign production, Chad took a step backContinue Reading

How Interface Helped Melanie Krohn Work Smarter

Melanie Krohn

“The instructors and employees of Interface are some of the most passionate people in the tech community that you will ever meet. They truly believe in sharing their knowledge and making sure you learn – and they are constantly obtaining feedback from their students in order to create the best experience possible for their classes.” -MelanieContinue Reading

From Sales Consulting to Web Development, Meet Juan Aguero

“I would definitely recommend Interface to others. Our instructor and mentors were always willing to help. Everybody at Interface would go out of their way to answer your questions without hesitation.” -Juan Aguero Juan Aguero has worked in retail sales and customer service for four years, but he has always been intrigued by technology and webContinue Reading

Interface Web School Cultivating Tech Talent, Collecting Small Business Honors

Interface Web School is proud to announce that we have been named the September 2016 Small Business of the Month by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce! We are honored to receive this award and we are proud of our team, which made this recognition possible. To learn more about Interface and this award, checkContinue Reading

Web Development Opportunities for Rural Nebraska with BCom Solutions and Interface Web School

BCom Solutions and Interface Web School introduced JumpstartLabs––a collaboration between BCom Solutions and Interface Web School to bring web development opportunities to rural and remote communities throughout the state. JumpstartLabs is an employment program designed for CONNECT grant recipients. CONNECT, a federally funded grant program managed by the Nebraska Department of Labor, was created toContinue Reading