Entries by Addison Williams

Edward Wright, Alumni of the Month, July 2019

After serving in the US Navy for eight years as an aircraft mechanic, Edward decided that he wanted to switch careers to a more technology-oriented path. He attended college online for computer science, but didn’t get enough practical skills to actually bridge the gap to a full-time job as he intended. With a wife and […]

India Platoon Update Blog

India Platoon is Code Platoon’s 9th cohort of students, and this is where we’ll track their journey from start to finish, and for some alumni, even beyond! India Platoon starts its coding boot camp journey – 5/6/2019 On May 6, 2019 Code Platoon proudly welcomed 11 new students to our India cohort. The new student […]

Jyn Kim, Alumni of the Month, June 2019

Through a student exchange program, Jyn came to America when she was 20 years old. She fell in love with the country and graduated with a degree in economics and international business from the University of Missouri. With her degree in hand and a student visa, she ventured to Chicago to find work. However, without […]

Hotel Platoon celebrates graduation

Code Platoon is excited to congratulate the graduates of Hotel Platoon. This was our eighth class of students. We held our graduation ceremony on April 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM CST at the Motorola Solutions office in Chicago, Illinois. Nine students graduated; five of those used GI Bill benefits, and the remaining four received tuition […]

VET TEC remote program

Software coding is a flexible, rewarding, and growing career field. Employers want new talent to fill these coding roles faster than a traditional degree will allow, and the highly-specific skills needed are arguably best taught in a coding boot camp experience. As the “boot camp” descriptor implies, military veterans are uniquely qualified to train for […]

VET TEC frequently asked questions

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now offering a program that will pay for veterans to get training in technology jobs without consuming their GI Bill® benefits. This program is called Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC.) What is the VET TEC program? VET TEC is a government program to fund veteran […]

The Best Paying and Most In Demand Programming Languages in 2019

At Code Platoon, we track national demand for programming languages so that our veterans and military spouses are trained with the best tools for a career in software development. But whether you’ve never coded before or you’re a veteran looking to pivot, when you’re deciding which programming language to learn, the following demand-based insights can […]

Michael Dorsey, Alumni of the Month, May 2019

Michael Dorsey, formerly an engineer with the Navy, was inspired to code by his grandmother, who had a direct hand in coding the technology used by the Chicago Clearing House. He remembers as a boy sitting on her lap while she coded on the computer. In the Navy, Michael was an engineer, and in between […]

Army Reserve and Code Platoon

Want to build your civilian-side career while serving in the Army Reserve? Software coding is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand jobs available. Plus, it’s compatible with the specific needs of Army Reserve soldiers: Coding jobs are available almost anywhere you move during service. Tech companies are able to adapt to drill and deployment schedules. […]