Posts Categorized: Partnership

Why do students choose Bloc? Alumni and current students give their feedback

This post was written by Mary Bergeron, Director of Marketing at SwitchUp.  Bootcamps have grown quickly in recent years, and students now face more choice than ever. According to SwitchUp’s research there are over 120 in-person bootcamps worldwide, and many more online programs. The sudden surge is the result of a widening skills gap in… Read more »

Learning with Bloc = Training at Amazon

Earlier this year, Bloc met Alexa- Amazon Alexa, that is. Amazon Alexa is the voice-activated operating system for the Amazon Echo. You may have seen a few of the company’s funny commercials, featuring Alec Baldwin, advertising the product’s various capabilities. Since hitting the market, Amazon Echo as well as many other household intelligence hardwares, have… Read more »

Amazon Teams Up With Bloc to Launch Alexa Developer Training

We’ve teamed up with Amazon to teach Bloc students how to create new capabilities, or skills, for Alexa, the voice service that powers the Amazon Echo. At Bloc you’ll learn cutting-edge technologies and industry-relevant skills. Gartner has named ‘Internet of Things’ one of the top trends disrupting technology in 2016 and beyond, which is why… Read more »

Bloc Introduces New Financing Options with Affirm

Our mission is to turn students into developers and make our programs accessible to anyone ready to become a web developer. That’s why we’ve teamed up with lending partner Affirm to offer a variety of flexible payment plans. With these new payment options, students can focus on their coding bootcamp education and start making proactive… Read more »

Girl Develop It Launches Coding Bootcamp Scholarship for Women

  Today we are excited to announce that we have partnered with Girl Develop It to launch the Girl Develop It Scholarship — a scholarship promoting diversity in software development and design. According to Corinne Warnshuis, the Executive Director of GDI, “Girl Develop It exists to provide affordable, judgment-free programs for women from diverse backgrounds… Read more »

Bloc and SportsData: Like Chips & Dip on Gameday

  Today, Bloc announces a brand new partnership with SportsData, LLC. SportsData is one of the world’s leading providers of sports stats. They offer scores, play-by-plays, player statistics, and much more for a broad range of organizations including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and the NCAA. Their clients include IBM, NBC Sports, and even Google…. Read more »