Posts Categorized: Happy Alumni

Cask Data Engineer Shares His Bloc and Thinkful Experience

  Edwin Elia, a graduate of Bloc’s Frontend Web Development course, recently accepted a role as a Frontend Engineer at Cask Data, a Palo Alto based firm that provides a platform for developers to manage and deploy data applications. As someone who went through first Thinkful and then Bloc before landing his position as an engineer, we wanted to hear… Read more »

Codecademy Learner Uses Bloc to Dive Back Into the Tech World

“Everything has been great, everyone here is nice. You guys are doing something right.” – J. Terrell Meet J. Terrell Allen, a UX/UI Design Grad Before Bloc: Instructional Designer, Clearwire After Bloc: Design & User Experience Director, Player’s Health Before coming to Bloc, J. Terrell had numerous jobs and wore multiple hats.  He was once… Read more »

Thinkful Grad Switches to UX/UI Design Course with Bloc

“With a great mentor, engaging community and a flexible roadmap, Bloc empowered me to realize my dream career without having to quit my job. I am forever thankful to Joey and Mike for their support and mentoring during and after the course.” Meet Jeya Karthika, a UX/UI Design Grad Before Bloc: SharePoint System Engineer, Dimension… Read more »

Institute of Design Lecturer Builds Design Portfolio With Bloc

Meet Valeria Montrucchio, a UX Design Grad Before Bloc: UX Design Consultant, Program Coordinator for Product Design, Web and Graphic Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Design. After Bloc: Interviewing With a PhD in Design, Valeria works as a Web and Graphic Lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Design – she has international academic experience as… Read more »

Career Changer Builds Android Apps

Meet Richard Luick, an Android Development course grad. Before Bloc: Quality Engineer, Cardone Industries After Bloc: Android Developer After working as a QA Engineer for a little under a year, Richard decided he wasn’t happy, and wanted a change. After sparking an interest in Android development, Richard set out to change his career. Before coming… Read more »

Strong as Steel – Bloc Students Form Hackathon Team

Iron Squad – A Bloc Hacker Team Three of our Frontend Web Development students came together to compete in Koding‘s online hackathon. Their team, Iron Squad, consisted of 5 developers. “One living in Colorado, two in New York, one in India, and I live in California,” says Jennifer. Like many of Bloc Hacker Teams, “most of us have never… Read more »

Spotlight Alumni: Android Development

  Richard Luick Before Bloc: Quality Engineer, Cardone Industries After Bloc: Associate Application Developer, QVC Why did he enroll in Bloc? Richard wanted a career switch, and began teaching himself to program. He then discovered Bloc, and enrolled to give himself the extra boost he needed to become an Android Developer. Richard’s portfolio, where you can see… Read more »

49ers’ Video Producer Founds Midnight Express in Less Than 10 Days

Meet Michael Horton, a UX Design Grad! Before Bloc: Video Producer for the San Francisco 49ers After Bloc: Entrepreneur Michael came into Bloc as a video producer for the San Francisco 49ers with the goal to become a freelance designer. His interest in graphic design sparked when he helped his friend develop an app, but… Read more »

8 Steps to Get the Most out of Your Developer Bootcamp Experience

As told by Bloc Alumni, Mentors, and Program Coordinators With different backgrounds, experiences, and jobs, 7 Alumni, 4 Mentors, and 2 of our Program Coordinators came together to share the best practices to ensure success. Step 1: Make Sure Programming Is The Right Thing For You We were surprised by how many students echoed this… Read more »