Posts Categorized: Happy Alumni

Graphic Designer Ditches Treehouse, Learns Sinatra

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this myself, or through Treehouse. You need that person to explain things.” Meet Devan Beitel, a Full Stack Grad “My lifelong goal is to perhaps build an application that generates enough income to support working for myself.” Devan came into Bloc with a background in both graphic design and web… Read more »

Insider’s Guide to Bloc’s Online UX Design Bootcamp

Want an immersive program without sacrificing your job? Bloc is the world’s largest online UX Design Bootcamp, and has helped hundreds of grads launch new careers as developers. In this Insider’s Guide, we’ll introduce you to Bloc’s UX Design course director, who will detail Bloc’s syllabus, which includes Adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML5, CSS3, and understanding… Read more »

Bloc Grad Gets High Praise from Mentor

“Matthew Guilliams was a great student. I found many cases where I was struggling to find lessons for him because he seemed to grasp the content of the Roadmap as soon as he went through it. Nonetheless, he was at every meeting on time and always very attentive. His capstone blew me away and I… Read more »

Shopify.com UX Designer Shares Career Advice

As a UX Designer at Shopify.com, and a freelance product designer Helen, is no stranger to the industry.  She is classically trained but supplemented her education with a lot of personal work. Since then she has had the privilege to design in many industries across many mediums. During her day-to-day, she works at Shopify helping to design the… Read more »

Frontend Grad Scores Position at a Fortune 500

“Compared to other courses I’ve taken – the difference throughout was that you could actually ask someone their opinion.” Meet Aaron Linn, a Frontend Grad Before Bloc: “I started to realize that I was missing out on potential exciting opportunities because I lacked one major skill-set that most people are looking for in frontend developers…… Read more »

Drupal Developer Learns Ruby

“The program was well-developed and the curriculum covers a lot and while it’s intense, it’s good.” Meet Jeff Thomas, a Full Stack Web Development Grad Before Bloc: “I graduated with a biology degree and, unsure what to do next, jumped into the world of technology—something I’ve always loved. My career has taken me through roles such as… Read more »

Bloc’s Youngest Apprentice is 16

“The program was well-developed and the curriculum covers a lot and while it’s intense, it’s good.” Meet Spencer, a Full Stack Web Development Grad Before Bloc: “My name is Spencer Cheng and I’m 16 years old. I started doing little coding camps here and there as a kid, but in the summer of 2013 I went to Stanford for… Read more »