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$97,990 Median Salary
1,018,000 Job Openings
17% Growth by 2024
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BLOC’S SOFTWARE DEVELOPER CAREER TRACK
Replacing the traditional Computer Science degree.

Program Details

  • Set Computer Science plus Full Stack Web Development
  • Mentor Mentor-led learning
  • Time
    36 weeks full-time 54 weeks part-time 108 weeks part-time
  • Money Tuition Reimbursement Guarantee
  • Career Career support

Alumni Outcomes

You make the commitment, you get the results

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Zachary
Application Development Specialist at IBM
Before Bloc, Zachary was a High School Teacher
Baton Rouge, LA
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Gemma
Web Developer at Sephora
Before Bloc, Gemma was a Senior Software Engineer at Space Systems Loral
SF Bay Area, CA
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Eliam
Co-founder and CEO of Willing, a YC company
Before Bloc, Eliam was a VP of Global Innovation at Burger King
Miami, FL
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Lindsey
Associate Product Designer at BuzzFeed
Before Bloc, Lindsey was an Emirates Cabin Crew member
New York, NY
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John
Ruby Developer at Autodesk
Before Bloc, John was a technical support engineer at OSIsoft
SF Bay Area, CA
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Aaron
Application Developer II at Starbucks
Before Bloc, Aaron was a Web Designer at eBags
Seattle, WA
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Zachary
Application Development Specialist at IBM
Before Bloc, Zachary was a High School Teacher
Baton Rouge, LA
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Gemma
Web Developer at Sephora
Before Bloc, Gemma was a Senior Software Engineer at Space Systems Loral
SF Bay Area, CA
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Eliam
Co-founder and CEO of Willing, a YC company
Before Bloc, Eliam was a VP of Global Innovation at Burger King
Miami, FL
Lindsey photo
Lindsey
Associate Product Designer at BuzzFeed
Before Bloc, Lindsey was an Emirates Cabin Crew member
New York, NY
John photo
John
Ruby Developer at Autodesk
Before Bloc, John was a technical support engineer at OSIsoft
SF Bay Area, CA
Aaron photo
Aaron
Application Developer II at Starbucks
Before Bloc, Aaron was a Web Designer at eBags
Seattle, WA
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Aim higher than the 10-week bootcamp

Web Developer
"the carpenter"
Design, build, debug, and maintain web applications
$63,490
2014 Median Pay (US)
Comparable Programs
Bloc Web Developer Track, The Iron Yard, Dev Bootcamp, Flatiron School
Software Developer
"the architect"
Architect databases, improve performance using algorithms, modify extensive code bases, and solve complex problems
$97,990
2014 Median Pay (US)
Comparable Programs
Bloc Software Developer Track, Computer Science Degree

Designed with Input from Top Engineering Teams

Designed with Input from Top Engineering Teams

[Bootcamp grads often lack] computational understanding of what will cause problems with scale [and understanding the] nuances of different languages and what they are good for and why as opposed to just how to use them.
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Matthew Mengerink
VP of Engineering at YouTube
A mark of a great engineer is the drive to go deeper. Whereas a junior developer might opt for a quick fix, a great engineer will work to understand the guts of a program and get to the root of a problem. Proper debugging with thorough analysis is probably the single most important skill in an engineer’s toolbox.
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Steven Grafton
Staff Engineer at Google
One thing that I look for in great engineers is the ability to pick which library or technology to use for a given project. Great engineers can articulate tradeoffs and know how to approach working with other pieces of technology.
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Mo Kudeki
Software Engineer at Twitter
[Bootcamp grads] can often code regular problems but don’t understand what goes on under the covers. Since much of my experience is with mobile devices, understanding what happens underneath a call to an algorithm or the use of a data structure can be critical to get desired performance.
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Adam Fineman
Director of Platform Architecture at Amazon
The hiring market is saturated with people coming out of bootcamps - we can hire a few but don’t want to hire too many. The other thing we really like to see is someone who graduated from a bootcamp, then did something “real” - a job elsewhere, or an apprenticeship, or created a startup. Then we consider them on par with someone with a CS degree.
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Ross Bell
Engineering Manager at Trunk Club
The barrier to entry in becoming a great engineer is more experience. Compared with a three month bootcamp, a one-year program makes a world of difference.
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Bhargav Nookala
Software Engineer at Yelp
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1 Phase I Programming Fundamentals

Build Skills

Build the fundamental skills needed for web development as you learn HTML, CSS, the command line, Git, GitHub, JavaScript, and Ruby.
Command Line

Learn how to use your terminal to efficiently manipulate data and automate tasks.

HTML and CSS

Build a foundation for frontend development by learning HTML tags, elements, attributes, input types, and CSS styling and formatting.

Git and GitHub

Learn the canonical version control system and software that you'll use for all of your code.

JavaScript

Learn the syntax, variables, loops, conditionals, functions, data structures, advanced concepts, and best practices for frontend programming.

Ruby

Learn object-oriented programming, basic programming mechanisms, and best practices for backend programming.

2 Phase II Web Development Foundation

Foundation

Learn the fundamentals of frontend and backend web development.

Frontend Principles

Go Deep into JavaScript
Go Deep into JavaScript

Learn about Object-Oriented programming with JavaScript. Explore DOM Scripting, browser events, and JavaScript callbacks.

Intermediate Frontend Skills
Intermediate Frontend Skills

Go beyond basic HTML and CSS: learn to use CSS transitions, animation, and responsive CSS with media queries.

Build a Live App Using JavaScript and jQuery
Build a Live App Using JavaScript and jQuery

Build your own version of Spotify as a web app combining jQuery, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

Backend Principles

Configure Your Development Environment
Configure Your Development Environment

Learn how to use command line and industry-standard tools like Sublime Text, Git, GitHub, and Heroku.

Learn Programming Fundamentals
Learn Programming Fundamentals

Learn programming fundamentals and the Ruby programming language.

Build a Live App Using Ruby on Rails
Build a Live App Using Ruby on Rails

Build your own version of Reddit.com as you learn the core concepts of web development with Rails.

3 Phase III Specialization

Student Projects

  • Blocjams
    Bloc Jams with AngularJS
    Refactor the Bloc Jams app to use Google’s AngularJS framework
  • Blocchat
    Bloc Chat with Firebase
    Build a real-time chat client using the Firebase Backend-as-a-Service
  • Bloctime
    BlocTime
    Build a time management app that adopts the popular Pomodoro technique
  • Blocitoff
    Blocitoff
    Build a self-destructing to-do list app
  • Blocpong
    Bloc-Pong
    Build the classic arcade game using JavaScript and the HTML5 Canvas element
  • Alexa
    Amazon Alexa Project
    Amazon has teamed with Bloc to build new capabilities for Amazon Echo like playing a song on Spotify or controlling a Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Blocipedia
    Blocipedia
    A SaaS app for users to create wikis
  • Blocmarks
    Blocmarks
    A social bookmarking app for users to manage and share bookmarked URLS
  • Blocmetrics
    Blocmetrics
    An analytics API and reporting tool to track user activity in web apps
  • Api
    Open Todo API
    Build an API for a to-do list app that allows users to authenticate and manage their info externally
  • Gem
    Ruby Gem
    Create a Ruby Gem so any developer can access the Bloc API in their own app

Student Projects

Build four projects of your choice. Specialize in your interests.

4 Phase IV Software Engineering Principles

Software Principles

Data Structures

Learn how to implement common data structures and calculate the impact of using different data structures.

Algorithms and Complexity Analysis

Learn how to solve common problems with algorithms and how to analyze the complexity of an algorithm.

Databases and Advanced SQL

Learn advanced database management and SQL.

Framework Architecture and Design Patterns

Learn how a web framework like Rails works under the hood by building your own framework from scratch.

5 Phase V Open Source Apprenticeship

Open Source

Employers strongly value open-source work. The best engineering teams are active contributors in the open-source community and look for candidates who contribute to open-source.. You will build a robust open-source portfolio by creating an original open-source project in addition to contributing to existing open-source projects.

6 Integrated Career Support

Career Support throughout the entire program. Ready from day one.

The Bloc Career Support Program is a holistic collection of curricula and services reserved for Software Developer Track students, designed to prepare you for the technical recruiting process and conduct a successful job search. Your Mentor will carefully review your resume and cover letter, lead mock phone screens, and conduct practice interviews so you can handle real technical interviews with confidence.

A professional engineer to mentor you, 1-on-1

Phil
Testimonial
“Phil was wonderful! He was always willing to take the extra time and effort to help me understand a concept, often scheduling quick followup sessions outside of our meeting time to make sure my progress was always going forward.”
Tohm Judson
Bloc Frontend Student
Tim
Testimonial
“[Tim gave] excellent advice. Very clear instructions delivered in timely and friendly fashion. An asset to the company.”
Robert Martin
Bloc Rails Student
Levi
Testimonial
“Levi made my experience at Bloc even better by helping me realize my true potential as a developer. Levi is an awesome mentor and a great friend.”
Brian Stone
Bloc Rails Student
Shannon
Testimonial
"My favorite thing about my mentor: I appreciate that she's so patient with me, and is always very encouraging."
Amanda Young
Bloc Frontend Student
Meet your Bloc Mentor

Choose a pace to fit your schedule

Steady
108 Week Pace
15
hrs / week
Moderate
54 Week Pace
20
hrs / week
Intense
36 Week Pace
40
hrs / week

Tuition

$19,500
Money
Financing Available
Financing plans available through Bloc and our hand-selected financing partner, Skills Fund. Repayment periods range from 0-5 years with monthly payments as low as $441. Contact your Student Advisor for details.
Career
We stand by your results
Get a job creating software upon graduation, or we’ll refund your tuition in full. See details.

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