They are bright, intelligent, and hard working. We already miss them in our space, but can’t wait to see what they do in their careers and the PDX tech community. We are also committed to bringing diverse communities into tech and this cohort includes women, LatinX, and LBGTQ+ graduates.
Our emphasis on process, tested-development and immersive lab sessions allow our grads to understand how their coding works and why it does what it does. We stay on top of the most used technologies and our engineering education is delivered in-person by experienced senior software developers. Here is an overview of their syllabus through our Career Track training they teach.
We serve Portland, and only Portland, with trained graduates who are ready to be real contributors that help evolve Portland's economy and community through the companies for which they work.
Below you will find the Github and deployed-site links for their final projects - conceived, developed and delivered in just one week. Here are some of the highlights:
- Comic Swap is a great example of taking an existing, extensive, (and hard-to-navigate) content API, and building a social network or commerce model around it. Bringing people together over a common interest is typically a sure win.
- Real time applications open the door to more engaging user experiences. Google's Firebase is still the go-to realtime serverless solution, used in Snakes and Squirrels to run a live card game, integrated into a traditional React/Redux MERN stack app.
- Cute animals rule the internet, and star in ReHome, an app for people who need to find a new home for their furry friend. The app shows a great deal of empathy for the those in this situation, offering options (children, activity levels, size) for making sure their loved pet ends up in the right home
CitySecrets is a photo-driven app to discover and share curated walks in cities around the world. Discover the secrets hidden in your city, or discover the sights only the locals know when you're on the road. Mobile first design makes the app easy to use on your phone.
Comic Swap connects you with fellow comic book collectors in your community. Create a list of comics you are willing to trade and comics you are looking for. Comic Swap will let you know about the comic shops in your area where you can meet up for trades.
Comic Swap is built with MongoDB, Express, React, and NodeJS.
We developed this app for users who want pets and those looking to find good homes for their pets.
Snakes & Squirrels is a quick bluffing game where players try to find more squirrels than their opponents, while avoiding those sneaky snakes. It's easy to learn, but tons of potential for mind games and deception. Snakes & Squirrels was built using Google's Firebase for the realtime database, React and Redux for the front end, and Express and MongoDB for the back end.
Alchemy Code Lab is a developer academy and tech consultancy dedicated to guiding
Portland’s future tech innovators along rewarding career paths. Through our intensive,
productive team members, earning average starting salaries of $75,000. We are
committed to cultivating Portland’s vibrant and inclusive software development culture
through immersive education, career services and mentorship, our App Lab startup app
development program, diversity-centric scholarships and partnerships with local
organizations including DonutJS, LatinX PDX, PDX Women in Tech and Women Who
Code Portland. Founded in 2015, Alchemy Code Lab is located in the heart of downtown
Portland and is a Powered by Code Fellows partner.