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  • 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 » The post Alumni Spotlight: Where Are ...
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  • Bloc’s CEO and Alumni Give a Live Q&A
    One of the Bloc values is “Rely on data and feedback.” We believe that this should not only apply to how we operate internally at Bloc, but also to prospective students. In that vein, we consistently get questions from people interested in changing their careers and becoming developers and designers. Our CEO, Clint Schmidt, hosted... Read more » The post Bloc’s CEO and Alumni Give a Live Q&A appe...
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  • 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 » The post Why do students choose Bloc? Alumni...
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  • Thinking beyond designer*
    This article was written by Chris Courtney, Bloc’s Designer Track Program Director. What does it mean to be a ‘designer’ in a world that continues to adopt new definitions for the work that designers do and how can you possibly create a career in such a turbulent environment? When I got started as a visual... Read more » The post Thinking beyond designer* appeared first on Bloc Blog.
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  • 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 post The Intention...
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  • Student Spotlight: Anthony, JC, and Tina
    Bloc’s mission is to help everyone pursue their craft and improve their lives. Our best tradition at Bloc is to celebrate the amazing students that complete their program and go on to get a job every week. This helps us put our work into perspective, and allows our mentors to introduce their truly inspiring students... Read more » The post Student Spotlight: Anthony, JC, and Tina appeared first o...
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  • The Job Application Process Survival Guide: Part III
    Mastering the art of applications is no easy task. That’s why we’ve created this third part of our Job Application Process Survival Guide. In Part II of this series, we provided tips from over 50 people from our alumni network. This week, we’ve distilled insights from some interesting stories from our team at HQ to... Read more » The post The Job Application Process Survival Guide: Part III appea...
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  • How Bloc Prepares Job-Ready Developers and Designers
    Are you still searching for an online coding bootcamp to join? Let us help you out. Whether you have a technical background or not, we know it can be hard to navigate which program or curriculum is best suited for your goals. Quality > Quantity Hiring managers are looking for candidates that are well-versed in... Read more » The post How Bloc Prepares Job-Ready Developers and Designers appeared f...
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  • 5 Tips to Maximize your Negotiating Power
    Entering a new field can be intimidating. You’re confident in your abilities, but do you feel confident in negotiating your new salary? We want Bloc students to know their worth. Below are five tips to help you maximize your negotiating power and make the most of your new role. Do Your Research To make any... Read more » The post 5 Tips to Maximize your Negotiating Power appeared first on Bloc Bl...
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  • How Bloc Designs Designers
    This week our team is excited to share a Tech Talk given by our Designer Track Program Director, Chris Courtney (known at Bloc as C2). In this powerful talk, Chris discusses the common patterns in our most successful students, what the industry defines as a great designer, and how Bloc is building them. Below we’ve... Read more » The post How Bloc Designs Designers appeared first on Bloc Blog.
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  • The Job Application Process Survival Guide: Part II
    Feel like job hunting isn’t getting you anywhere? For the second part of our Job Application Process Survival Guide, Bloc reached out to 50 of its alumni to ask, “What was your secret to finding a job?” We’ve looked for patterns in our alumni feedback and distilled them down to these five core ideas. 1.... Read more » The post The Job Application Process Survival Guide: Part II appeared first on ...
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  • How I Discovered My Desire to Learn to Code
    Authored by Brian Douglas  (aka BDougie) In the fall of 2013, I found myself in the hospital for 10 weeks due to the premature birth of my son, who came 11 weeks early. It was tough for my wife and me. We essentially lived in our small hospital room for 12 weeks, only going home... Read more » The post How I Discovered My Desire to Learn to Code appeared first on Bloc Blog.
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  • 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 » The post The Architect and the Bui...
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  • 4 Tips on How to Turn Your Daydream into your Day Job
    It has become commonplace to assume that to be working is to be miserable (enforced by memes expressing agony at terms like “adulting” or “Mondays”). When referencing our careers, we often use the term “making a living”, forgetting along the way that our jobs are how we will spend a large portion of our lives.... Read more » The post 4 Tips on How to Turn Your Daydream into your Day Job appeared ...
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  • 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 » The post Learning wit...
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  • Dear portfolio…
    Chris Courtney is the Director of the Design Program at Bloc, Training Director for SND.org, and Mentor for imermanangels.org. 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 post Dear portfolio… appeared first on Bloc Blog...
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  • Don’t Learn to Code in 2017
    If you want to fail at something, make it your New Year’s resolution. “I will get in shape,” “I will be a better friend,” and “I will learn to code” are all unattainable goals. Goals in general are misguided and formless ideas. Achieving something is the result of many small steps performed consistently, not the... Read more » The post Don’t Learn to Code in 2017 appeared first on Bloc Blog.
  • Career Advice for Bootcamp Grads
    Bloc is the original online bootcamp, with over 80 professional developers in our network of mentors. We sat down with one of our most experienced mentors, Jonathan Linowes, to get his take on how to get your first developer job. Meet Jonathan In over 20 years in software development, Jonathan has worked at eight companies including... Read more » The post Career Advice for Bootcamp Grads appeare...
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  • 6 Best Pre-Bootcamp Tutorials
    Bootcamps are designed to prepare you for a new job as a developer. After teaching new skills to thousands of students over the years, we’ve seen that success can depend heavily on how much you’ve learned pre-bootcamp. Bloc’s most successful students are the ones that tinker on their own before taking the dive. If you are... Read more » The post 6 Best Pre-Bootcamp Tutorials appeared first on Blo...
  • Using Stack Overflow Like a Pro
    Developers and designers of all skill levels spend time on Stack Overflow. If you have a technical question – simple, complex, or anywhere in between – you can ask it on Stack Overflow. If you Google an error message from some code you’ve written, a link to a Stack Overflow page will often be one... Read more » The post Using Stack Overflow Like a Pro appeared first on Bloc Blog.
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  • 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 » The post A Comparison of F...
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  • 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 post Bloc Student Spotlight: From stay-at-home mom to Jr...
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  • 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 post The Joys and Challenges of Hi...
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  • A Day in the Life: Tech Lead
    Written by Megan Marquardt, Tech Lead at Bloc 9:30 am Today seems like a bacon day. After the usual bus jaunt, I swing by my breakfast spot and swipe the last bacon breakfast sandwich. I head up to the office and post up in the kitchen. I catch up on the usual list — code reviews I... Read more » The post A Day in the Life: Tech Lead appeared first on Bloc Blog.
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  • Should I Enroll In A Bootcamp Over the Holidays?
    As we head into winter, one of Bloc’s commonly asked questions becomes “Should I enroll in a bootcamp over the holidays?”. It’s a fair question. On the one hand, people start thinking about traveling home for the holidays, spending time with loved ones, or perhaps getting away and finding someplace warm.  At the same time, we’re ambitious... Read more » The post Should I Enroll In A Bootcamp Over...

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