8th Light Named Code Platoon’s Partner of the Year

[Chicago, June 26, 2023] – Code Platoon is proud to announce that 8th Light has been selected as its 2023 Partner of the Year for its outstanding support and commitment to furthering the Code Platoon mission.

Each year, Code Platoon recognizes a corporate partner who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to the organization’s mission. The Partner of the Year distinction is awarded based on a comprehensive evaluation of total engagement, including financial support, job placements, and volunteer contributions. 8th Light has gone above and beyond in these areas, significantly impacting Code Platoon’s ability to empower and uplift the military community.

“8th Light’s support has allowed Code Platoon to expand its reach and enhance its programming,” said Alicia Boddy, Director of Partnerships for Code Platoon. “They have played a crucial role in delivering high-quality training and resources to our students, equipping them with the skills needed for successful careers in the tech industry.”

8th Light has demonstrated a deep commitment to Code Platoon by actively engaging with the organization. They have placed eight Code Platoon graduates into positions within their company, providing valuable opportunities for these talented individuals to launch their tech careers. Numerous 8th Light employees regularly volunteer to support the Code Platoon program. These volunteers have generously shared their industry knowledge, mentored students, and supported the organization’s various programs, creating a nurturing environment for Code Platoon’s students.

“We are thrilled to honor 8th Light as Code Platoon’s 2023 Partner of the Year,” said Rod Levy, Executive Director of Code Platoon. “Their support, job placements, and volunteer engagement have been invaluable in our mission to empower Veterans and military spouses. 8th Light’s commitment embodies the spirit of partnership, and we are incredibly grateful for their contributions.”

“We’re proud to partner with Code Platoon on our shared mission of building great software by building amazing teams,” said Jenny Farver, CEO of 8th Light. “We’re inspired by Code Platoon’s commitment to continual learning and mentorship, and it’s a natural fit with 8th Light’s own tradition of apprenticeship.”

As the Partner of the Year, 8th Light will be recognized during Code Platoon’s annual Celebrate Code Platoon event on September 21, 2023. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.codeplatoon.org/celebrate/.

For more information about Code Platoon and its mission to empower Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, and military spouses, please visit www.codeplatoon.org.

About Code Platoon:

Code Platoon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, and military spouses transition to careers in the tech industry through an immersive coding bootcamp, mentorship, and career placement support. Since its inception, Code Platoon has empowered over 400 individuals with the skills and opportunities to thrive in the ever-evolving technology field.

About 8th Light:

8th Light is a leading software consultancy specializing in software craftsmanship and innovative solutions. With a commitment to creating impactful software and fostering a culture of continuous learning, 8th Light provides expert consulting, custom software development, and training services to a wide range of clients across industries.

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