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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

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

Welcome Hannah Olson to the Interface Team!

We are excited to welcome Hannah Olson to the team! Hannah will be managing social media and marketing campaigns for Interface: The Web School. More about Hannah follows: Hannah Olson is an Omaha native with a passion for marketing and sales solutions. Hannah is also the founder of the custom fashion design company, Hannah CarolineContinue Reading

Interface Web School Co-Founder, Shonna Dorsey Wins National Recognition from InformationWeek

Omaha, Neb. (May 5, 2016)  — Entrepreneur and educator, Shonna Dorsey was honored by InformationWeek on Tuesday at its Elite 100 conference in Las Vegas. Dorsey, who is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Interface Web School in Omaha, was selected as the winner in the Women in Technology category. Other finalists in that categoryContinue Reading

From Welder to Web Developer

It’s not everyday that you meet a web developer who knows how to weld, but that’s exactly the case with Will Landolt. “I really like creating things from scratch,” said Will, A 2009 graduate of Roncalli High School. He explained that welders use blueprints and have to figure out how to construct a project. It’sContinue Reading

First National Marketing Manager Becomes a Programmer

“Evolving technology can be disruptive to business and it is critical for employees to update their skills.” – Josh McNeal After 13 years with First National Bank Josh McNeal was ready for a career change. He didn’t want to leave the bank because as he put it, First National treats its employees well. “I was lookingContinue Reading

Stay-At-Home Mom Reboots Career in Tech with Interface

by Katrina Markel “Interface gave me a chance to prove that I’ve still got it.” – Danisha H. Prior to becoming a stay-at-home, Danisha had ten years of experience as a technical writer at big-name companies, but despite being a seasoned pro who kept up with industry developments, Danisha still needed a way to jumpstart her career. “I’veContinue Reading

First National and Interface Web School Partner to Meet the Growing Need for Tech Talent

by Katrina Markel Thanks to a partnership between First National Bank and Interface Web School, Courtney Rudnicki was able to launch an entirely new career without switching companies. Courtney’s new title at First National Bank is Analyst II, Requirements and Design. She says the role is also known as Business Analyst for the Customer Experience SolutionsContinue Reading

My beautiful mind – Week 5 Java blog

by Keisha Holloway “If you’re able to find in every situation in your life the bad aspects and the good aspects, then you will be able to break through all your fears and follow the guidance of your heart. Focus on the good aspects. That’s your way.” -Ruediger Schache I’m not your typical soon toContinue Reading

Interface Tuition Reimbursement Opportunity

Tuition Reimbursement Program Overview The Interface Web School Tuition Reimbursement Program is an excellent and low risk approach for partner firms to hire talented Interface Web School graduates. How it works Submit a request to begin the process to listed as a partner firm. Once accepted, partner firms will receive student resumes for courses they are interested in (spring 2015 featuresContinue Reading

Interface Alumnus, Aaron Onken Hired by Flywheel

by Katrina Markel Aaron Onken is a recent graduate of our 10-week, web development program and we are excited to announce it took him very little time to land a plum job. After completing our fall Ruby on Rails program he was hired as a Happiness Engineer by rapidly growing Omaha based WordPress hosting firm, Flywheel.Continue Reading

Which course is for me?

With  many great options to learn how to code with Interface Web School this spring, you may wonder which course is best for you. Details about the types of opportunities available based on the language you choose learn follows. Questions? Call 402-301-8814 or send a note to thrive@interfaceschool.com. We’re happy to help. Hybrid Front-End WebContinue Reading

New Flywheel Sponsored WordPress Course!

  During the Flywheel sponsored PHP, MySQL and WordPress course, participants will learn the skills required to start careers in WordPress development. The Flywheel team will participate in candidate selection for the course and all students selected to join the Flywheel team following completion of the course will be eligible to receive $3,750 in tuition reimbursement! When,Continue Reading

From the Desk of the CIO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Nancy Williams

Note from Interface Web School’s Managing Director, Shonna Dorsey: The following post is from my mentor, friend and colleague – Nancy Williams, CIO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Interface and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands are partnering to develop a program called the Midwest STEM Academy. In this post, Nancy sharesContinue Reading

Student Story: Learner + Dodge-Ball Fanatic: Brett Davis

We would like to introduce you to one of our students, Brett Davis. Brett is participating in the 10 week web developer training program hosted by First National Bank. Why did you join Interface School? “I joined Interface to have more exposure to computer programming.” What have been the most inspiring and challenging aspects of the 10Continue Reading

Student Story: Artist, Singer + Designer: Jenna Porterfield

We would like to introduce you to one of our students, Jenna Porterfield. Jenna is participating in the 10 week web developer training program hosted by First National Bank. Why did you join Interface School? “I decided to join Interface because I enjoy building websites. Previously, my skills were limited to very simple, front-end only construction. IContinue Reading

Student Story: Astrophysicist, NASA intern, + Maker: Cece Hedrick

We would like to introduce you to one of our students, Cece Hedrick. Cece is participating in the 10 week web developer training program hosted by First National Bank. Why did you join Interface School? “I was researching web development opportunities in Omaha, looking for the right environment to take my development skills to the next level.Continue Reading

Interface Web School + Grid Content Co. Join Forces

Today is a big day in Omaha design and code! We are very excited to announce that Interface Web School and Grid Content Co. will partner to lead the Spring 2015 Design and Development Hybrid Course starting March 2. Shonna Dorsey recruited Grid’s own Todd Cramer to instruct the web design portion of Interface Web School’s new hybrid course aimed atContinue Reading

Student Story: CFA + Opportunity Seeker: Christine Knezevic

We would like to introduce you to one of our students, Christine Knezevic. Christine is participating in the 10 week web developer training program hosted by First National Bank.  Why did you join Interface School? “I wanted to update my technology skills.” What have been the most inspiring and challenging aspects of the 10 week program? “TheContinue Reading

Student Story: Cook, Hiker, & Yoga lover: Amy Saklar-Behrens

We would like to introduce you to one of our 10 Week Web Development Program students, Amy Saklar-Behrens. Amy is a student and participating in the First National Bank 10 week web developer training program.  Why did you join Interface School? “I have read a lot about the success of code schools and their students. I believeContinue Reading

Student Story: Mother & Reading Enthusiast: Barbara Karpf

We would like to introduce you to one of our 10 Week Web Development Program students, Barbara Karpf. Barbara is a student and participating in the First National Bank 10 week web developer training program.  Why did you join Interface School? “I decided to join Interface School as a step towards starting a second career after stayingContinue Reading

Student Story: Father, Coach & Cook: Jake White

We would like to introduce you to one of our students, Jake White. Jake is participating in the Interface Web School 10 week web developer training program hosted by First National Bank.  Why did you join Interface Web School? “I know that coding is going to continue to grow in importance and I saw this asContinue Reading

Student Story: Resourceful Mom – Michelle Vankat

Introducing someone who needs no introduction, Michelle Vankat! Michelle is not only a student in our 10 week full stack web developer training program, but has been a member of the Interface team since July 2014. We met Michelle while she was a student in our introduction to web development fundamentals course over the summer.Continue Reading

Student Story: Shelly Xiong

We would like to introduce you to one of our 10 Week Web Development Program students, Shelly Xiong. Shelly is a student a part of the First National Bank program.   Why did you join Interface School? “I really wanted to become a full stack developer and develop my skills in programming. I knew some ofContinue Reading

Student Story: Volleyball Coach and Baking Enthusiast: Michelle Pettit

We would like to introduce you to one of our 10 Week Web Development Program students, Michelle Pettit. As part of the 10 week program, Michelle is working on a process automation project for YMCA‘s Maple Street location with fellow Interface Web School students. Why did you decide to join Interface Web School? “I decided to joinContinue Reading