Posts Categorized: Computer Science

The Intentional Design Behind Bloc’s Unique Programs

This article was written by Dave Paola, Bloc’s Founder, and Courtland Alves, the Part-Time Web Developer Track Program Director. For decades universities have been the go-to place for hiring managers to recruit engineers to fill entry level positions. Today, the skills gap is widening. Universities aren’t graduating enough students to fill the demand and only… Read more »

Comparing Salaries for Coding Bootcamps vs. Computer Science Degrees

One of the most common questions we get here at Bloc is:  “Don’t I need a Computer Science Degree to become a developer?” The answer, in our opinion, is no. Last year President Obama pointed to bootcamps – saying “It turns out it doesn’t matter where you learned code, it just matters how good you are at… Read more »

7 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started a CS Program

  It will be difficult. All computer science programs are difficult. This is primarily because the underlying material is difficult to comprehend. Computer science encompasses philosophy, math, science, and logic. All of these can be both very abstract and very specific. Your CS program will be incredibly difficult in this respect. You will have to… Read more »

7 Traits of Effective Software Engineers

If you’re considering a career as a software engineer, then you may have heard how difficult it is to learn. But the right mindset can give you a significant advantage when learning and working in the industry. Software engineers who embody these seven character traits are valuable employees and productive contributors. Curiosity It’s what killed… Read more »

4 Computer Science Essentials to Land the Job

By Stan Idesis, Curriculum When starting a new career, you want to give yourself every advantage. If that career is in software development, then learning computer science fundamentals is that extra bit of oomph you bring to each interview. Most bootcamps eschew these fundamentals for more pragmatic skills. But as these bootcamp grads expand the… Read more »