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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

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

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.

Get a Free National Career Readiness Certification at Interface Web School

Interface School is excited to announce that we are providing a new career readiness resource to our students and graduates.  Interface will be providing the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC), a career readiness assessment developed by ACT and coordinated by Metropolitan Community College. This assessment focuses on the participant’s skill set as it relates to appliedContinue 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

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

JumpstartLabs – Training + Internship Program Candidates Announced!

Today, final JumpstartLabs candidates were selected and announced. JumpstartLabs is a new training and internship program supported by Nebraska Department of Labor’s CONNECT Grant in partnership with Interface: The Web School, and BCom Solutions. The final group of candidates includes single parents, retirees and career transitioners. We are excited to welcome this group of talented andContinue 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

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

About Face: Single Dad Becomes Web Developer – Jason Heuwinkel

About Face is a new Interface Web School video series featuring graduates sharing their stories including details about the decision making process to pursue training with us to career updates since completing a course with us. The first video in the About Face series features Java course alumnus, Jason Heuwinkel. Prior to being accepted into Interface Web School, JasonContinue Reading

Welcome New Interface Advisor, Jess Collicott

We are excited to welcome talented Omaha based tech pro, Jess Collicott, to the team of Interface Web School advisors! Jess brings years of consulting, web development, relationship management and Agile project management expertise to the team. Thank you, Jess for joining us and supporting our mission to build people who build the web. MoreContinue Reading

Welcome Summer Operations Apprentice Charlie Cuddy to the Interface Team!

We are excited to welcome Charlie Cuddy to the team as a Summer Operations Management Apprentice! More about Charlie’s background and his motivation to support the mission and vision of Interface Web School follows: Charlie Cuddy just finished his sixth year teaching high school math and coaching track and cross country at Omaha Bryan HighContinue 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

4th Dimensional Thinking & the Mind Palace – Week 1 Java Blog

The following post is from Spring 2016 Java Developer Course student, Kevin. Stay tuned for more blog posts regarding his experience in the course. Thank you Kevin for taking time to share your experience with us. The Six Stages of Debugging I’m jumping into java with very little experience. I’ve been a musician both performing andContinue Reading

Proposals for Java Course Projects Now Being Accepted!

As part of our 15 week courses, students have the opportunity to build a dynamic and data driven website for a local nonprofit and we are now accepting project proposals for the Spring 2016 Java course! We have partnered with organizations including University of Nebraska Medical Center – College of Public Health, Greater Omaha Chamber, AIM,Continue Reading

Interface Welcomes New Youth Web Developer Instructor – Gretchen Larsen

We are excited to welcome new Youth Web Developer Course instructor, Gretchen Larsen to the Interface team! Gretchen studied linguistics and cognitive sciences at Wellesley College, where she was introduced to writing simple code to run statistical analyses for the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST). She received the Anne Murray Ladd grant to continueContinue Reading

Class Notes – PHP, MySQL & WordPress

Coding boot camps started popping up on both coasts around 2011. I’ve always been intrigued yet it never seemed like the right time. When I moved from Los Angeles back to my hometown of Omaha in 2014 I was more than happy to discover a couple code schools had sprouted up in the Silicon Prairie.Continue Reading

So you think you can (or can’t!) code? Come to our open house August 3rd!

It’s no secret the tech industry is booming. There’s serious money to be made and fun to be had working for some of your favorite digital companies like Google, Facebook, and companies others right here in Nebraska like Flywheel, Hudl, and Elevate. Now that we’ve got your attention, we get what you’re thinking, “Yeah, butContinue Reading

In 11 short weeks, graphic designer develops skills and confidence in WordPress Development

Josh Collinsworth

  Hi! I’m Josh Collinsworth, and I recently completed the Interface + Flywheel WordPress, PHP and MySQL Course. My background is in graphic design, and truthfully, I was initially reluctant to get into web design or development. Coding was never something I wanted to do per se; it was just something that, as a graphic designer,Continue 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

Lincoln Web Dev Project: Midwest Tech Education Fund

I’m Shonna Dorsey, Managing Director of Interface Web School and participant in the 10 week web developer training course in Lincoln. During this course, we are tasked with creating a web application to address a community/social cause we are passionate about. I proposed the development of a web application known as the Midwest Tech EducationContinue Reading

From a Student’s eyes

I’m Shonna Dorsey, one of the co-founders and the Managing Director of Interface Web School.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences related to developing this program and I wanted to understand what it was like for my students to manage a full time job while learning to code. To achieve this goal, I am takingContinue Reading