Bloc Students Thrive in the Wild

Armed with portfolios of real projects and insights gleaned from working closely with the Bloc community, our alumni go on to start new careers, launch start-ups, and bring their ideas to life.

Over 200 students have reviewed Bloc on SwitchUp with an average of 4.85 stars. Read what our students say

COMPANIES WITH BLOC ALUMNI

Gemma was bold enough to take Bloc's UX/UI Design Course immediately followed by the Frontend course. It paid off — she scored a position as a Frontend Developer.

Gemma, Frontend Developer at Sephora

Eliam, CEO of YC backed Willing

Eliam's Capstone Project got him accepted into Y Combinator. Now he's enrolled in his 2nd Bloc program, which he's able to fit into his schedule as the Founder of Willing.

View Gemma's Jott.ly projectSee what Eliam is up to at Willing

Laura

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Web Developer for the City of St. Petersburg

Project Manager

Bloc has given me the opportunity to begin a new career at 32 and it has shown me how much I am capable of. Oh, and it has given me a nicer paycheck too ;)

Harsha

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Operations Associate

UX Designer at Infoblox

Without Bloc, it would have taken me longer to learn. Design is a bottomless pit of knowledge. It is easy to get lost in it. The curriculum of Bloc is well structured and gives you a right direction to learn the right skills for the job. Bloc has certainly helped me shape up my career and I am very excited for the new adventures I going to face.

Jonathan

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Content Marketer

Full Stack Software Engineer at Modern Message

This completely changed my career path. It helped me to learn and grow a skill that is not only in demand, but will forever be in demand. Growing that skill allowed me to get a job that didn't just pay well, but also made me way happier with the actual work I was doing.

Dorna

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Customer Success Manager

Product Designer at Sapling

Bloc's curriculum gave me the structure and confidence I needed to transition into a designer full-time. The most important takeaway from Bloc is the access to dedicated mentorship. Bloc's mentors do a wonderful job of creating an inclusive, creative environment where eager designers can explore their ideas. Theres a great exchange of knowledge from both sides.

Steven

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Assistant Brewer at Local Brewery

Jr Web Designer at The Idea People

Taking Bloc gave the knowledge I needed to pursue my dream job. Because of that I was able to land my dream job which will be able to provide for my growing family.

Tom

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Teacher

Software Engineer Intern at Boxed

I'm proud of what I accomplished as a teacher and principal, but I didn't feel a spark of passion for the education industry. To be frank, I wanted 2 things: a better salary, and more sophisticated work. The software industry offers both, so I decided it was time to commit to a career change and enroll in Bloc.

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Ted

DEVELOPER TRACK

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Personal Trainer

Web Developer at ARG Technologies

Choosing to do Bloc has just given me more opportunities for the future. I can get paid more for doing something I truly, help provide better for my future family, and be in a career that's always growing and expanding.

Haley

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Academy of Art University Student

UX Designer at Heritage Auctions

I am a single mother, and my experience with Bloc helped me land a job that will *not only* put a roof over both my head and my daughter's head, but will allow me to be saving up money each month. I won't have to worry about whether or not she will be warm, fed and clothed going forward.

Sanyan

DEVELOPER TRACK

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Self-taught Programmer

Jr. Developer at CGI/AT&T

This job means a lot me. We are struggling financially as a family, my mother cannot work due to arthritis. It is just me and my father who are running the family. I really want to be involved in projects that impacts many people, that makes a difference in people's lives. In my job those are the aspects that will make me get out from bed.

Amy

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Freelance Illustrator

Web Designer at The Logical Media Group

Bloc gave me the skills, confidence and information about my options to begin the second (third?) chapter of my career. The Bloc community (Slack) combined with the talent and support of the Career Services team made it all possible.

Colin

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Bartender

Web Developer at Breakbox Content

I wanted to learn how to code, make a career change, and I appreciated that I could do Bloc part-time from home, and still work a full time job to pay my bills.

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I'm incredibly grateful to Bloc! I've made a successful career change into Design, something I truly love, and without having any prior design experience. I've also landed my dream UX Design job! I highly recommend Boc's Design course to anyone wanting to make a career change.

Alisa Matthews

DESIGNER TRACK

The curriculum is set up great in my opinion. Bloc gives you the resources but they also make you work to find some more answers and complete projects. I like the online aspect because for me I pick up some skills quickly and others I need more practice on (like Javascript). I have had awesome mentors who give you valuable feedback throughout your time at Bloc. They are constantly upgrading the curriculum and adding to it.

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Denny S.

The one on one mentorship is really helpful, and the #slack resources are unbelievably helpful. I highly recommend this bootcamp to anyone who knows they cannot just quit everything they are doing, but still want to make a life changing decision in progressing their lives.

DEVELOPER TRACK

Carlos Chilet

Another benefit of Bloc's mentorship model is that it is failure-positive and non-shaming. It's great to learn that failure as a coder or designer is simply unavoidable, and that it's not the end of your world if you need to reach out for help.

DEVELOPER TRACK

Felicia María Betancourt

DESIGNER TRACK

I researched the best UX design courses for weeks before deciding on Bloc and I honestly think it was the best decision I've made in a very long time. From mentor meetings to tons of supplementary links to step-by-step video tutorials, Bloc arms you with the knowledge you'll need for the real world.

Rashel

It does a great job at starting out slow, building the fundamentals, but then once you are comfortable, it really kicks it up, and you start coding awesome projects that always tie to real-world use cases. If you are thinking about doing an online web dev course, and you want to leave each lesson feeling accomplished, Bloc is for you!

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Eliam, CEO of YC backed Willing

Eliam's Capstone Project got him accepted into Y Combinator. Now he's enrolled in his 2nd Bloc program, which he's able to fit into his schedule as the Founder of Willing.

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