Deeply rooted in elevating people, Alchemy's progressive approach to teaching cultivates proficiency and aptitude. As highly skilled technical developers, our graduates are hired as software engineers, immediately contributing without the need for entry-level internships. At Alchemy, every detail is considered and every person is supported.
Our low ratio (6:1) of student to instructional staff means you’ll get the help and mentoring you need whenever you need it on a daily basis.
Four cohorts launch per year, typically made up 25-30 people.
The program is 6 months of full-time, accelerated instruction including professional skill building.
From CS fundamentals to full stack development, Alchemy students work in agile development teams, using pair programming, mob programming and test-driven development.
Instruction is led by our highly experienced senior developers who know first hand what employers are looking for in a well-equipped hire. 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.
With four individual one week project teams per cohort, students build their portfolio sites while contributing consistently to GitHub.
Instructors train individuals and teams 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.
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.
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.