Charly Welch, Alchemy graduate and single mother, went on to be named Women Who Code’s Rising Tech Star months after entering the tech field as a software engineer at DiscoverOrg. She's just one of many success stories from the diverse talent that completed our program.
Find your 'Charly'! Our graduates quickly become major contributors in large and small organizations all over Portland due to their well rounded technical skills and professionalism.
“Alchemy grads are exposed to relevant technical experience through their projects, group-work, and Alchemy's curriculum, and are typically new to the tech industry. These two aspects actually work wondrously together, because on one hand new grads have the information and skills they need to develop solutions and learn about more advanced topics, and on the other hand they lack a lot of the stubborn opinions on coding practices that more senior hires can harbor. Alchemy grads have proven to be open-minded and inquisitive. This makes it easy as an employer to find eager hires that are willing to learn and adapt to their new company's practices, but who also have the necessary know-how to challenge these standards and provide growth.”
Nedim Filipovic, FrontEnd Developer at PayClearly
“Alchemy has done an amazing job of having a great group of individuals that is diverse and talented. They produce well rounded students that seem to grasp deeper CS concepts. They quickly move to elegant solutions when presented with code challenges.”
Josh Owens, Portland tech recruiter and founder of Spacedojo
“Alchemy does a good job of exposing talent to the skills and environments that are reflected in many companies in this area. The program is long enough and intensive enough that if someone has demonstrated the ability to thrive in that environment, we can have reasonable confidence they have the skills to be successful with us and that makes my job easier.”
Darrin Moser, Software Development Manager at DiscoverOrg
We really like that most Alchemy grads have previous professional experience in a non-technical area. The Alchemy grads we've talked to have been very well rounded. The idea of the introverted genius coding away in the corner is gone. We need people that can work together and communicate to solve problems.