Alchemy Code Lab is an advanced software development school and consultancy that develops apps in Portland. Our mission is to educate students so they have the technical skills necessary to be an immediate contributor in a company. With an average starting salary of $72k and an 85% placement rate (check our most recent graduate outcome data here), our grads have become software developers right after graduation at places like DiscoverOrg, Nike, PayClearly, Zapproved, and more. Also, when they graduate, they can stay on and join Alchemy’s consultancy developing MVP Apps for Portland entrepreneurs, such as the JDRE Real Estate App or serve as Teaching Assistants which helps them solidify their education while helping others learning to code. This gives them an opportunity to continue coding while looking for their first position as software developers.
The following Apps were developed by our 8 graduates in teams of two or three. This cohort, which represents women, LatinX, and members of the LBGTQ community, had just one week to come up with a design for and develop these FullStack Apps using Express on NodeJS with MongoDB on the backend, and React with Redux on the front end.
"Rally is a full-stack web app designed to connect those with a passion for sports and the outdoors together. Rally leverages the Google Maps API to quickly and easily find activities happening local to you so you can spend more time doing what you love."
“Shareable is an app designed to help people build and maintain fulfilling friendships. It was built from scratch using a MERN stack, making heavy use of React and Redux.”
“Deep Focus is a movie review app dedicated to technical aspects of the film, such as Editing and Sound. It allows the user to rate each aspect and leave reviews about the specific technical topic. It was built using React with Redux, MongoDB, Express, and the OMDb API.”
We’re dedicated to increasing the diversity in tech by making it possible for women and minorities to enter into software development roles beyond an internship or junior developer roles. In addition to being the very first sponsor of PDX Women in Tech, to hosting DonutJS events regularly and donating our space for administrative purposes to Women Who Code, we’ve also given over $400k in diversity scholarships. Since 2016 Alchemy Code Lab has reached even further into the local community to enact proactive change for Portland’s tech scene.
If you are interested in learning more about our program or applying, we start a new session every quarter. Read about our course descriptions here, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. You can also apply today if you fill out our online application (will not commit you to attend, but it starts the process to do so!) We also have regular social hours and community events. Join us! Everyone is welcome!