Thinkful Portland coding bootcamp

Become a developer or data scientist in Portland.

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Learn to code in Portland

Portland coding meetups

Learning to code is best done with plenty of support, which is why Thinkful Portland hosts free weekly coding meetups so you never have to code alone. We meet weekly on both sides of the river to learn the fundamentals of HTML/CSS and JavaScript in structured workshops led by local developers. Our tech talks discuss important industry trends and provide helpful advice on choosing the right programming language and searching for jobs in tech.

Thinkful web development and data science bootcamp students are also invited to workshops covering advanced topics and to networking events to meet with hiring managers at local tech companies. Our Portland-based developers, data scientists, and career coaches are dedicated to helping you join the industry and will be with you every step of the way.

Upcoming Events

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November
22
6:30 PM

Build a Virtual Pet with JavaScript

Learn the programming fundamentals of JavaScript by building a virtual pet (think: Tamagotchi). With each new programming concept you learn, you will add new features to your game - including customizing your pets, feeding them, and keeping track of their health. See an example before you come: ...

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Location

CENTRL West 1355 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

November
27
6:30 PM

How to Choose a Programming Language

When you’re learning to code, one of the biggest decisions you can make is what programming language to start with. Depending on who you ask, you’ll get a different answer every time.We’re here to set the record straight. We’ll take everything important into account: versatility of the top ...

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Location

CENTRL East 329 Northeast Couch Street
Portland, OR 97232

November
29
3:30 PM

Thinkful + Free Geek: Build a Twitter Bot with JavaScript

Using JavaScript and Twitter's API we will create an "intelligent" bot. An easy and fun way to learn how JavaScript can be used to build real projects. Our bot will search for tweets mentioning different keywords and reply to them with a pre-defined answer. This workshop won't be a step-by-step ...

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Location

Free Geek 1731 Southeast 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

December
7
5:30 PM

Diversity in Tech: Portland Based Solutions

In alignment with the TechTown PDX Diversity Pledge, we too believe it is necessary to do more to support and shape a more diverse tech sector. As tech professionals, we think collective action and accountability are required to address the underrepresentation of women, LGBTQ+, and people of color ...

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Location

eBay 1400 SW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97201


Dive into each course's structure and curriculum.

Web Development Bootcamp icon

Web Development Bootcamp

Flexible

$8,550 for 6 months

  • 3 mentor sessions per week
  • Flexible schedule
  • Graduate in 6 months
  • Study 20+ hours per week
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Full-time

$14,000 for 5 months

  • Meet with your mentor daily
  • Structured program
  • Graduate in 5 months
  • Study 50 hours per week
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Data Science Bootcamp icon

Data Science Bootcamp

Flexible

$8,550 for 6 months

  • 3 mentor sessions per week
  • Structured program
  • Graduate in 6 months
  • Study 20+ hours per week
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Portland Network

Work 1-on-1 with mentors from Portland-based companies

Robert Wilson

Robert Wilson

Program Manager, Thinkful

Jennifer Best

Jennifer Best

Career Coach, Thinkful

Silicon Forest

Portland Tech Scene

Many tech companies like Amazon, Mozilla, and Intel have set up offices in the Silicon Forest. Numerous startups based throughout the city are experiencing a high level of growth fueled by the area’s innovative spirit. Portland’s tech industry and progressive attitude attracts talent from around the country but recently the industry’s growth has been met with a challenge: it needs more talented tech professionals.

To meet this demand, bootcamps have established themselves in the area with a shared goal of providing the industry the talent it needs to grow. Among them, Thinkful’s Web Development Bootcamp is the only program with a job-placement guarantee as well as a third-party audited outcomes report for full transparency in results reporting. Join our community of ambitious learners as we rediscover the importance of professional development in Portland.

Key Features

Convenience and support beyond the local options.

Online

Whether you take the Flexible or Full Time course, you don’t need to waste time and money commuting back and forth. You’re free to learn wherever is most convenient for you.

1-on-1 support

In the 1980s, a landmark education study demonstrated that students who learn 1-on-1 perform better than 98% of students who learn in traditional classrooms. Work directly with an expert mentor to accelerate your learning.

Job guarantee

What if you learn to code, graduate from Thinkful, and hustle in your job search, but still don’t end up getting hired? That’s exceedingly rare, but if it happens, that’s our failure, not yours… we'll pay for it, not you.

Verified job stats

Education is built on trust. We're transparent about how our students perform. It's essential for you to have all the facts to make the right decision.

Portland coding bootcamp scholarships

Increasing diversity in Portland tech

We're constantly partnering with local organizations to offer scholarships for our Web Development Bootcamp. Our mission at Thinkful is to make education accessible and affordable to everyone. If you're interested in becoming a partner and helping underrepresented minorities in Portland, please get in touch.

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Benjy Schechner, Education Advisor

If you have questions about pricing, scholarships, financing options, or just general inquiries about how Thinkful works – hit up Benjy. He’s happy to assist you!

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Benjy Schechner, Education Advisor