World-class developer training for the architects of tomorrow.
Alchemy Code Lab is a premiere software development training program designed to graduate tomorrow’s talent directly to mid-level developer employment. We work closely with each student and top tech firms to give you the skills, professionalism, and connections you need to be successful. Created by software architects and led by senior developers, Alchemy is dedicated to excellence in every aspect of education, which starts with discovering the most promising tech talent of tomorrow and helping you go from code-curious to creative career.
Program at a Glance
25 weeks of full-time instruction
Five types of funding options available
Diversity scholarships available for every cohort
Low ratio (7:1) of student to instructional staff means you’ll get the help and mentoring you need whenever you need it on a daily basis.
Six cohorts launch per year
Each cohort is typically 20-30 people
4 app robust projects for your portfolio
Extensive career services during and after
Daily Training Schedule
9a - 6p, Monday through Friday PST
Lecture & Discussion 3 hrs
Lab Coding Practice 5 hrs
Submit daily work for graded feedback
Homework (20+ hrs weekly)
Our industry professionals train you as if you're in a team on the job. With access to your instruction team in real-time during your entire work day, you'll gain learning momentum to go further, faster. You'll train as both an independent contributor, in pairs, and in team groups on real world projects.
“The best thing about Alchemy Code Lab is the people working there genuinely care about each student’s success.
They supported me and were there for me each step of the way from day one, when I had never written a single line of code, to the day I signed a fantastic job offer.
software developer at skyward
It all starts with curiosity.
Whether you’re just getting started or have dabbled in code, your experience at Alchemy Code Lab will take you further - faster than any other coding program in Portland.
Our most successful students aren’t the average coder. You’re bright, thoughtful, curious, and kind. You care about making an impact and living with purpose. You’re carving your own path and love having awesome, intelligent people along for the ride.
Master all the tools you need to be fluent in development
From CS fundamentals to full stack development, Alchemy students work in agile development teams, using pair programming, mob programming and test-driven development. With four individual one week project teams per cohort, students build their portfolio sites while contributing consistently to GitHub.
Delving deep into a specific tech stack that evolves as the industry demands, our curriculum prepares you to stand out from the crowd while teaching you how to adapt to new technologies on the job.
Individual Mentorship from Gifted Instructors
Instruction is led by our highly experienced senior developers who know firsthand what employers are looking for in a well-equipped hire.
Our instructors train you to utilize industry standards such as completing a product lifecycle from conception to delivery, demonstrating time management and implementing new technologies as needed.
Hands-on and human-centered, our approach goes well beyond the classroom to include: professional leadership and inclusion, career readiness, and networking fundamentals.
Be 100% Ready for the Real World
From industry-pro guest speakers, mock interviews at local companies, social presence + personal branding and custom resume building, we’re here to empower our students to hit the ground running with the leverage to truly stand out.
"Alchemy instructors are so talented and more than equipped to teach you what you need and more. Both of them have worked in the industry for decades so you know you are in good hands. If you are considering a school in the PDX area, you need to come here. I was able to get a job within 4 weeks of graduating and I cannot be happier with the outcome!"