Posts Categorized: Happy Alumni

Full Stack Alumni Shares Advice as a Rails Support Engineer to Future Students

One of our Full Stack Web Development alumni, Brittany, reflects back on her experience with Bloc, and shares tips and helpful strategies for anyone thinking of switching careers and enrolling in a bootcamp. Background: Coming into Bloc as a Product Marketing Manager at a startup in San Francisco, Brittany knew she wanted to switch careers… Read more »

Ruby on Rails Developer Shares Advice for Aspiring Developers

One of our Full Stack Web Development Grads, Brian Douglas, reflects back on his Bloc experience with tips and advice for anyone thinking of transitioning careers into the technical field. Background: Brian once worked in technical sales at a company called TechData in Florida, and was enrolled in an MBA program before changing his career… Read more »

Full Stack Grad Lands job at Adfitech

“I feel like I’m in a new era.” Meet Alex Spencer, a Full Stack Web Development Grad! Before Bloc: FT developer After Bloc: Ruby on Rails developer at Adfitech Goals: To build something from scratch Before coming to Bloc, Alex had been in the IT field for awhile, as well as a frontend designer working… Read more »

From Minecraft Builder to Frontend Developer

“I’m here at Bloc because I’m working on a career transition into front-end development. I’m excited by all aspects of this career, especially creating web applications that users can benefit from.” Meet Carmen Krol, a Frontend Grad! Before Bloc: Administrative assistant After Bloc: Frontend Engineer with FLYR Carmen was once a PhD student at Cornell where… 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 »

Bloc Student Entrepreneur Builds MobileWRX

“Just one year after attending the BLOC program I have been able to build a fully integrated e-commerce website.” Check out Robert’s new business at! Meet Robert Martin, a Full Stack Web Development Grad Before Bloc “I have spent the past ten years in software sales but [am now] looking to move to the… Read more »

iOS Student and New Relic Scholar Hired as iOS Developer Before Completing Apprenticeship

“I had an amazing time with Falko – he’s the best mentor ever. He really cares if you’re learning, and he’ll do extra things for you.” Meet Victor Yudi Tomo, an iOS Development Grad Before Bloc: College Student After Bloc: iOS Developer, mobLEE Victor flew through the fundamentals for Bloc, and it didn’t take long… Read more »