Bloc offers apprenticeships to aspiring developers anywhere in the world. Our intensive online bootcamps enable career-minded professionals and budding entrepreneurs to acquire practical, job-ready skills. Students meet three times a week one-on-one with an experienced mentor as they work through a project-based curriculum. And by delivering this program online, students can learn anytime, anywhere.
Entire industries come and go in the span of decades, yet traditional education has not kept pace with demand for modern, high-value skills. What is needed is something more effective, efficient and scalable. In April 2012, we began tutoring neophyte web developers over video chat. At the time we worked from our house-office in Palo Alto. As we grew, we expanded our student and mentor community, added new curriculum, and moved to San Francisco. Today we have graduated seven bootcamps and are backed by Harrison Metal, Baseline Ventures, and First Round Capital.
What We Believe In
Value is created every time knowledge is passed from one individual to another. But in the world we live in today, who we learn from is restricted circumstantial factors: geography, age, social class, gender, race and so on. If we can bring fully immersive education online, these restrictions fall away, many more people can gain access, and much more value can be created in the long run.