Posts Categorized: Diversity

Why You Should Enroll in a Coding Bootcamp

Here at Bloc, we rely heavily on data and feedback to make our programs better and help you get the job you want. We’re constantly looking to hiring managers, industry professionals, and industry news to make sure our programs are aligned with expectations in the field. It seems like 2016 was the year coding bootcamps… Read more »

The Bloc Online Student Community

“Become meaningful in your interactions and the path to success in any endeavor is simpler and far more sustainable.” ― Dale Carnegie As social creatures, much of our decision making around what we do depends on who’s there. We seek out communities that validate us, empower us and keep us motivated (as we should). When… Read more »

Bloc Student Spotlight: From stay-at-home mom to Jr. Software Engineer at Orca Health

Emiko is a current Bloc student and Girl Develop It Scholarship winner. She recently landed a job as a Jr. Software Engineer at Orca Health. Previous to Bloc, Emiko was a stay-at-home mom. We asked her a few questions about her Bloc experience. Bloc: What were you doing before Bloc? Emiko: I was a stay-at-home mom, trying… Read more »

How to Become a Web Developer with GDI and Bloc: Ashton Levier’s Story

Ashton Levier is a teacher turned web developer who’s proof that anyone can change careers and become a web developer.  Originally from Louisiana, Ashton moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in search of snowboarding powder and more tech career opportunities. Her friend introduced her to Girl Develop It (GDI), a non-profit organization that provides accessible programs… Read more »

Girl Develop It Launches Coding Bootcamp Scholarship for Women

  Today we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Girl Develop It to launch the Girl Develop It Scholarship — a scholarship promoting diversity in software development and design. According to Corinne Warnshuis, the Executive Director of GDI, “Girl Develop It exists to provide affordable, judgment-free programs for women from diverse backgrounds… Read more »

Erik Batres – New Relic Diversity Scholarship Recipient

Meet Erik Batres, a Full Stack Web Development Grad! Before Bloc: Sales/Business Development Representative After Bloc: Junior Rails Developer at an e-commerce start-up Erik’s professional background prior to starting Bloc was being an Inside Sales/Business Development Representative. He wanted to acquire these new skills because he knew he needed to change career directions and that there… Read more »

New Relic Awards $40,000 in Diversity Scholarships

Since the scholarship fund’s creation six months ago, New Relic has awarded over $40,000 in diversity scholarships and helped over 75 women, veterans, and under-represented minorities become web developers, mobile developers, and UX/UI Designers. Why Diversity Is Important In May, Google released the demographic makeup of the company, exhibiting the devastatingly low numbers of non-Caucasian,… Read more »

The Ultimate Guide to Developer Bootcamp Scholarships

The Importance of Diversity As well all know, software development needs more diversity. At Bloc, we offer scholarships for women, minorities who are underepresented in tech, and veterans. That being said, we know a lot of students who consider Bloc are also looking at a number of physical bootcamps, so we got our intern Prianna… Read more »