Treehouse is proud to announce the launch of Code Oregon, an exciting new partnership between Worksystems and Treehouse to fill the growing number of tech jobs in Oregon. By 2020, there will be an estimated one million more computer programming jobs in the U.S. than workers to fill them, and 10,000 of those will be in the Portland metro region. To prepare locals with the skills needed to fill the new job opportunities, Treehouse has teamed up with Worksystems – the workforce investment board for the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties – to help build the region’s future technology workforce through the Code Oregon initiative.
“We want to start the Code-to-Work movement, which will take someone from no experience, to job-ready, to a rewarding career – all without a degree and zero experience. The rules are all changing. You just don’t need a Computer Science degree any more to get an amazing job in the tech industry.” Ryan Carson, co-founder and CEO of Treehouse.
Hi there, is it too late to sign up for this program? I am an aspiring coder—but work full time currently as a Graphic and UI designer. Let me know how I can get involved!
I live within a 2 hour drive from Portland. I just registered and have gotten through past my first couple badges. I registered on the WorkSource website. However, I don’t know how to link the two. Is it as simple as going into the local (Corvallis) office, or do I have to go to Portland?
So, is this only for people in the Portland area? What about Central Oregon?
I just wanted to let others know that the the Code Oregon acceptance email may go into the “promotions” tab on your gmail account, so be sure to check there if you haven’t received an acceptance yet.
Wonderful! Thank You! I’m signed up and learning, right now 🙂
But I must know, what is the date/time/place of the job fair?
When filling out the application for Code Oregon I noticed that it asks for my zip code. I’m currently in the Los Angeles area, but I have family in Portland that would be willing to house me to attend this program if given the opportunity. My question is, do you need to be an Oregon resident to be part of this opportunity? Will putting my current zip code disqualify me? Thank you and have a great day!
The partnership between Worksystems and Treehouse is amazing you should really consider the Bay Area for your next launch, help the locals !
I am so excited for this. I live part time in Oregon (when it’s too dang hot in Scottsdale, Arizona), but I’ll commit to being up there full time to facilitate this opportunity. Thanks for continuing to be amazing Ryan and team.
Please Come to CALI…. los angeles to be specific!!!! haha
I need to find a place in Oregon instead of California.
I know you guys are based out of Portland and for the time begin it makes sense that this is offered to Portland residents (I’m personally from Portland myself) but I no longer live there and was wondering is there ever a chance something like this will extend to other places or do you plan to keep this in Portland if the pilot is successful?
You bet! 🙂
I tried to sign up for this on the link, and it said only one person per form may sign up. I don’t know how this is possible.,
Is there another way I can get information on this, as I’m very very interested! Thank you.
I’m sorry! Please try to sign up on a different computer or phone. If that doesn’t work, please email me personally on ryan at teamtreehouse
Stoked for this. I signed up a couple weeks ago but haven’t received a follow-up email.
Just wanted to see when the program was planned to start.
We are doing an official launch today so you should hear something soon! Thanks for signing up already.
Treehouse is definitely worth your time!
I am not an affiliate of Treehouse but just someone that has done the free trial and going to signup as a member since they are so awesome!
Thanks for the kind words Rob! It’s great to hear you’re enjoying learning with us. Keep up the great work!
From what I’ve been reading, it looks like a great way to go! It is also very affordable and I think that the teaching style fits right in with my learning style. I’ve been doing the lessons over at Codecademy and they have been great, but there is something lacking and I can’t quite put my finger on it. I think for me the difference is that there isn’t a quiz of some sort, or some way for you to really grasp the concepts. I feel like I am just following along, doing what they tell me to do.
Previously, I had taken some classes at Portland Community College in web design/development. I feel that I have learned more, however, doing the program on Codecademy as well as through General Assembly in such a short time than a whole semester at the college. Also, I had to take out student loans at that time.
Is this program specifically for residents of Oregon? I ask because I currently live in Arizona and I am hoping to return to the Portland area where I can get a job in web design/development. I am continuing to develop my web design skills and knowledge on my own, but I’ve been looking to development programs online. I’ve been considering returning to school, but haven’t decided if it is worth the student loans I’ll need to take out because I know that with some great demonstrable skill, one can secure a job in web design without a degree. Maybe a monthly subscription with Treehouse will be more worth my time?
Hi Rob! Thanks for reaching out to us! As we’re working with Worksystems and local tech companies, students will be expected to attend parts of the program in person, which is why Code Oregon is currently for residents of Portland, and the surrounding areas. However if you are planning to move back to Portland, we would definitely recommend applying! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That is great you are also going to be doing stuff in person. It sounds like a great program and I hope other communities will be able to get involved in the future. It will help a lot of people! Unfortunately, my move back to Portland probably won’t happen this year. I think that I will end up signing up with Treehouse either way and start my career changing goals.