Posts Categorized: Happy Alumni

US Army Servicewoman Receives Web Development Scholarship for Veterans

Meet Christine Stauffer, A Bloc Full Stack Web Development Grad Before Bloc: West Point Graduate After Bloc: Technology Analyst Christine is a West Point graduate and a veteran of the US Army who joined Bloc to learn web development and build a new career. Before enrolling in Bloc, Christine had enrolled in Creative Circus, an art school based… Read more »

Engineer Brushes up on Coding Skills

“My impression of Bloc is my impression of Chris – outstanding. Bloc’s two greatest strengths are its curriculum and its mentors. The quality of the curriculum is much higher than I encountered elsewhere and my mentor, Chris, was fantastic.  He’s the rare blend of an experienced, professional developer who can also teach well.  That’s rare,… Read more »

Software Engineering Student Gains Web Design Skills

“It’s awesome to feel like something was challenging one day, and then the next day it’s easy. The best feeling is that progression, and watching yourself learn.” Meet Adnan Dossaji, A Bloc UX Design Grad Before: Computer Science Student with an emphasis in Software Engineering After: Developer/Designer Adnan is currently attending DePaul University, majoring in Computer… Read more »

Should Grad Students Learn to Code?

“Bloc was absolutely worth it. Without a doubt, the whole experience was awesome. Bloc really facilitates the learning process, and I wouldn’t have learned as much without Bloc – even with the basic prep work, I don’t think I would have never gotten past the first week without my mentor and the curriculum. I can’t… Read more »

A note from Bloc alumnus Constantino Voulgaris

From: Constantino Voulgaris Date: May 21, 2014 Subject: Thank you. Dear All, I hope this email finds all of you very well. It’s been a while since I finished my course, but I wanted to share with you my startup’s website which went live yesterday: . Not the next Turing Award, a mostly static… Read more »

Bloc Helps Full Stack Grad Land Ruby Developer Job

Meet John Thomas, a Full Stack Web Development Grad! Before Bloc: Software Support After Bloc: Ruby Developer at Autodesk Prior to Bloc, John studied Mechanical Engineering, then started working at a software company doing support. John had always enjoyed software, but did not have any coding experience. He had picked it up as a hobby… Read more »

CS Major Turns to Bloc to Kickstart Career

An apprenticeship is a great way of modeling and learning from the best. — Jonathan Bello (@JonathanBello12) May 15, 2014 Meet Jonathan Bello, a UX Design & Frontend Grad Before Bloc: With an interest in web design, Jonathan took time off from studying computer science in school to pursue a career in programming. What started… Read more »

Experienced Designer Becomes Developer Entrepreneur

  Meet Axel Kanakan, a Full Stack Web Development Grad Before Bloc: Freelance Designer After Bloc: Freelance Developer As an experienced designer, Axel Kanakan had a basic understanding of programming prior to Bloc. This interest in programming grew during his time at grad school. Since finishing his graduate degree, Axel wanted to direct his focus… Read more »