Posts Categorized: Mentors

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 »

Dear portfolio…

Chris Courtney is the Director of the Design Program at Bloc, Training Director for, and Mentor for Chris is speaking at interaction17 and hosting a meetup in New York on February 4. Follow him on Twitter to find out how you can meet Chris and other Bloc members.  Every week, several designer portfolios… Read more »

The Joys and Challenges of Hiring Developer Bootcamp Grads

Written by Brittany Martin and originally posted on her blog I was recently asked to speak on a Winning the Talent War: Building a Diverse Community of Junior Developers & Technical Talent panel in Pittsburgh. The idea was to gather HR executives to listen to tech talks and a panel discussion around solving Pittsburgh’s small tech talent pool…. Read more »

The Path to Mastery in Software Engineering

By Mike Jewett, Head of Curriculum Bloc’s Software Engineering Track takes approximately 2,000 hours to complete. Depending on your pace, we distribute those hours across 48 or 72 weeks. That’s a long time, and students often ask if they can complete the track faster. Our answer is unequivocally, “no.” We insist on 2,000 hours because… 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 »