Posts Categorized: Web Developer Track

When you first say: “I’m a Developer”

From Current Bloc Student, Beth Cummings Original Article Here at Bloc, we love celebrating our student’s successes. This week’s featured student is Beth Cummings. She’s currently finishing her capstone for the Part-Time Web Developer Track using a real client that she sought out herself. Before Bloc, she owned and designed for a screen printing company distributing goods to boutiques throughout the country…. Read more »

Why You Should Enroll in a Coding Bootcamp

Here at Bloc, we rely heavily on data and feedback to make our programs better and help you get the job you want. We’re constantly looking to hiring managers, industry professionals, and industry news to make sure our programs are aligned with expectations in the field. It seems like 2016 was the year coding bootcamps… Read more »

The Intentional Design Behind Bloc’s Unique Programs

This article was written by Dave Paola, Bloc’s Founder, and Courtland Alves, the Part-Time Web Developer Track Program Director. For decades universities have been the go-to place for hiring managers to recruit engineers to fill entry level positions. Today, the skills gap is widening. Universities aren’t graduating enough students to fill the demand and only… Read more »

The Architect and the Builder: Web Designers vs Web Developers

When researching a new career, it’s important to know the duties of the role you’re looking into. Companies occasionally use the job titles “Web Developer” and “Web Designer” interchangeably when seeking out their services. Although the two do work symbiotically, their functions are very different. As an analogy, let’s compare the two to the roles… Read more »

A Comparison of Frontend and Backend Web Development

Frontend vs Backend Web Development When searching for web development jobs, you’ll find a wide variety of requirements. Languages, frameworks, and methodologies may differ, but there are two aspects of web development that will be common for all jobs: frontend and backend. Some jobs may require full-stack skills, but full-stack is merely a combination of… Read more »

From Pastor to Web Developer: How Rene Gomez Switched Careers with Bloc

Rene Gomez has joined the ranks of our growing number of exemplary graduates. When Rene first enrolled in Bloc, Rene’s experience was impressive – but not technical. After 18 years of serving as a police officer, pastor, and counselor, Rene was craved a new, different, type of challenge. Unwilling to attend a traditional university, he found Bloc… Read more »

Should I Become a Software Engineer or a Junior Web Developer?

The software industry uses words like hacker, programmer, coder, developer, engineer, and architect to differentiate between similar-but-not-identical skill sets. These terms are poorly defined, which causes ambiguity, and their appropriate uses are still debated today: Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers The Atlantic Was Wrong. Software Engineers Do Exist Executing Software Engineers for Bugs Bloc offers… Read more »

Top 4 Coding Bootcamps in San Francisco for Career Changers

Coding bootcamp mania is sweeping the nation, and the home of the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary has a robust selection of bootcamps. Technology and entrepreneurship are a strong part of San Francisco’s culture, and there are many coding bootcamps to choose from. We researched and picked four of the… Read more »