Posts Categorized: Coding Bootcamps

WebDevBreak.com Full Stack Developer Shares Career Advice

With 15 years of experience in Full Stack Web Development working as a developer at AOL, BSkyB, and others, Eliot is one of Bloc’s most experienced mentors. Eliot is also very involved in the Ruby on Rails community, where he contributes to open source projects and is the founder of WebDevBreak.com – a screencast series… Read more »

Jiff Inc’s Director of Engineering Shares Career Advice for Developers

Falko Buttler is currently Director of Engineering at Jiff Inc., a digital healthcare startup in Palo Alto, CA. He has 12 years of software development experience across web and mobile development, and is the founder of CaloryGuard – the top-grossing calorie-tracking app in the German iOS app store. In addition to his full time role… Read more »

Threadless.com UX Designer Shares Career Advice

Today, Billy Carlson is Director of User Experience and Mobile Product at Threadless, an online community where thousands of artists submit t-shirt designs and millions of users vote and buy popular designs. On the side, Billy shares his wisdom from nine years of industry experience by mentoring Bloc students in User Experience Design. We recently interviewed Billy… Read more »

Bloc Apprentice Launches SpareTime and Do

During his Bloc apprenticeship, Łukasz Kowalski was promoted from UX Designer to Project Manager, and then again to iOS Developer at his firm. Along with these exciting promotions, Łukasz has been working on several of his own app projects, including Do and SpareTime. “Do” has publicly shared task lists: You can add a task for… Read more »

Software Development & Design Scholarship for Veterans

Here at Bloc we understand that unemployment rates for military veterans are at an all time high, which is why we are launching a developer bootcamp program for veterans. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bloc would like to help by providing U.S. veterans the tools and resources needed to launch successful careers in… Read more »

Should I Enroll In A Dev Bootcamp Over the Holidays?

A prospective student recently asked me “Should I enroll in a dev bootcamp over the holidays?” As we head into winter, people start thinking about traveling home for Thanksgiving and Christmas, spending time with loved ones, or perhaps getting away and finding someplace warm.  At the same time, we’re ambitious folks who want to invest… Read more »

Cornell Alum Shares Career Advice for iOS Dev

Ricky has been tutoring in various subjects for the past 7 years. Prior to mentoring for Bloc’s iOS Dev program, Ricky was a Computer Science student then at Cornell University’s College of Engineering. He recruited more than twenty people to make it into a platform, and they called it ‘Wii but for Smart Phones’ (http://playsplat.com). This… Read more »

Insider’s Guide to Bloc’s Online iOS Bootcamp

Want an immersive program without sacrificing your job? Bloc is the world’s largest online iOS bootcamp, and has helped hundreds of grads launch new careers as developers. In this Insider’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to Bloc’s iOS course director, who will detail Bloc’s syllabus, which includes Swift, Objective-C, the iOS SDK, 2D gaming using SpriteKit,… Read more »

Insider’s Guide to Bloc’s Web Dev Online Bootcamp

Want an immersive program without sacrificing your job? Bloc is the world’s largest Web Dev online bootcamp, and has helped hundreds of grads launch new careers as developers. In this Insider’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to Bloc’s Web Dev course director, who will detail Bloc’s syllabus, which includes Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS, SQLite, and… Read more »

Insider’s Guide to Bloc’s Online UX Design Bootcamp

Want an immersive program without sacrificing your job? Bloc is the world’s largest online UX Design Bootcamp, and has helped hundreds of grads launch new careers as developers. In this Insider’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to Bloc’s UX Design course director, who will detail Bloc’s syllabus, which includes Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, and understanding… Read more »