June 2019, Andrew Hedges and PDX Code Guild graduate Scott Stine grabbed 🍻 before that month’s PDX Jr Dev Meetup. They were talking about how hard it is to make the leap from bootcamp to first developer job when Andrew came up with the idea for The Collab Lab.
At the Meetup, Andrew recruited Caitlyn Greffly—who at the time was looking for her first dev job—to participate and it we were off and running.
The Collab Lab kicked off our first cohort that August. Since we launched, the response to Collab Lab has been overwhelmingly positive, helping hundreds of devs break into tech.