Posts Categorized: Women in Technology

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 »

Alumni Spotlight: Where Are They Now?

At Bloc, we are dedicated to helping aspiring developers and designers achieve their professional goals. Whether you’re a current teacher looking to become a UX Designer, or a product manager interested in learning more to progress your career, our mission is to help you succeed and provide you a supportive learning community. We’re thrilled to… Read more »

Bloc Student Spotlight: From stay-at-home mom to Jr. Software Engineer at Orca Health

Emiko is a current Bloc student and Girl Develop It Scholarship winner. She recently landed a job as a Jr. Software Engineer at Orca Health. Previous to Bloc, Emiko was a stay-at-home mom. We asked her a few questions about her Bloc experience. Bloc: What were you doing before Bloc? Emiko: I was a stay-at-home mom, trying… 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 »

Bloc Alumni Spotlight: Patricia Ehrhardt

Patricia Ehrhardt recently accepted a role at ePublishing as a Junior Ruby Developer. While she had previous experience programming, it wasn’t enough to get her into a full-time developer role. After attending Bloc, Patricia had the hard skills she needed to transition careers. We asked her a few questions about why she enrolled in Bloc… Read more »