With decades of real-life tech experience, our instructors teach students how to think like developers. Our emphasis on process, regular testing, and immersive lab sessions train Alchemy students to not only get their code to work, but to learn to articulate how and why it does what it does. These are the foundational elements instilled in Alchemy Code Lab graduates which launch them toward average starting salaries of $75,000, an average 80% job placement rate -- and most important -- elevated and fulfilling careers.
A Portland-only school, we believe in the power of coding and software development to advance our economy and our community. At Alchemy Code Lab, mentorship means daily, strategic career assistance for each individual student through empathetic interaction with experienced instructors and staff. We get Portland. We are committed to fostering a tech environment here that welcomes women, LGBTQ, veterans, and graduates from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Through our local connections and App Lab startup app development program, Alchemy grads have a place in cultivating our city’s vibrant and inclusive software development culture.
Our mission is made more meaningful through diversity-centric scholarship offerings and partnerships with influential Portland organizations including PDX Women in Tech, Women Who Code Portland, DonutJS, and LatinX PDX. Founded in 2015, Alchemy Code Lab is located in the heart of downtown Portland and is a Powered by Code Fellows Partner.