Code Platoon Graduate Javier Revuelta:How a challenging experience became rewarding, and led to a dream job

Code Platoon Graduate Javier Revuelta:How a challenging experience became rewarding, and led to a dream job

Javier Revuelta: How a challenging experience became rewarding, and led to a dream job Javier joined our very first cohort back in January 2016 and graduated in May 2016! We asked him to share a few answers with us over email about his experience with Code Platoon. Javier Revuelta Former title: Korean Cryptologic Linguist, United […]

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Why veterans are great in tech

Why veterans are great in tech

The intersection between veterans and tech has been scrutinized in the past few years by important individuals like President Obama as well as important companies like Microsoft. Society is finally beginning to realize that veterans are ideal employees in the tech industry. Not only are veterans readily available, since they are a frequently untapped talent […]

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Easing your transition out of the military

Easing your transition out of the military

Here at Code Platoon we care about veterans. A lot. That is why we took the time to comb the web and all of our resources to compile this guide for you. We pored over hundreds of guides and tips and only listed the best ones here. Are you ready to see what we found? […]

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Why you should hire veterans

Why you should hire veterans

A few years back IBM conducted interviews with 1,709 CEOs from all around the world and published the results in the paper “Leading Through Connections.” In one of the sections of this near-70-page long study, CEOs talk about the “future-proof employee,” which is the essentially the ideal employee CEOs want to hire. According to the […]

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How to learn to code quickly and effectively

How to learn to code quickly and effectively

Intro First of all, what is coding? You might look at the Wikipedia definition for ‘computer programming’ here, but if you’re not overly fond of sifting through long, dry definitions your eyes will quickly glaze over at the large chunks of text and weird, hyperlinked words. Essentially what coding is, in very, very general terms, […]

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What to consider before applying to coding boot camps

What to consider before applying to coding boot camps

Part I: Before you decide to apply The first ever coding boot camp popped up in late 2011, in the form of one person offering to teach six people how to code on Hacker News. At the end of 2015, there were sixty-seven full-time boot camps with a total gross revenue of $172m. Taking into […]

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3 Paths to Great Civilian Jobs

3 Paths to Great Civilian Jobs

Are you a veteran transitioning out of the military, or looking to change careers? There are many resources available to help you quickly enter new fields. Below are some different types of career-development opportunities to prepare you for a successful career in a new field, as well as some valuable tools to help you enter […]

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