If you are looking for a coding bootcamp that is engaging, with real-time instruction and daily interaction, then Alchemy Code Lab may just be the place for you. If you need any amount of convincing, look no further than the experience of its CEO, Marty Nelson.
Marty himself had an interesting transition into tech. He started with a degree in Art History and mostly worked in the service industry before discovering software development in 1999. Since then, he said he has “never had a boring day.”
“A lot of the things we teach are based on my success in the industry,” Marty says. “I came to software development from a nontraditional background as an art history major. There’s a natural advantage for people from nontraditional backgrounds because people coming from other jobs tend to have a good understanding of what is valuable to a business.”
From a Senior Software Architect to a Principal Instructor, Marty has worn multiple hats over the past 20 years. His achievements led him to establish Alchemy Code Lab , a platform where tech hopefuls from all backgrounds can build robust technical skills and gain competency to succeed in the tech world.
How Alchemy Code Lab Prepares Students for Software Development Roles
The structure of Alchemy Code Lab’s Professional Software Developer Program is formulated based on Marty’s observations of industry trends over the past two decades and his extensive experience in tech. And, much like bootcamp students, his success did not begin with a computer science degree.
Understanding What Makes a Good Developer
Marty noticed good developers were not just the ones who knew specific programming languages or held computer science degrees. Instead, they were the ones who were able to break complex problems into pieces and adopt better coding practices like test-driven development, writing maintainable code, and refactoring.