Entries by Alicia Boddy

Seth Thomson, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

Code Platoon was founded to exclusively address the challenges and considerations of veterans and their spouses. Our Board of Directors is made up not only of veterans and military spouses, but also of technology leaders. By leveraging our board’s knowledge to guide Code Platoon, we are able to deliver superior training to our students. This […]

Holly Burd, Alumni of the Month, December 2019

Originally from Peoria, Illinois, Holly joined the military after one semester of college. She knew she wanted to gain more life skills and not spin her wheels working towards an unknown degree.  In the military, Holly enlisted as a Marine in the Intelligence Community, specializing as an Arabic Linguist for her Iraq deployment. For deployments […]

Code Platoon Receives Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation Grant

Chicago, Illinois – December 4, 2019 – Code Platoon, a nonprofit working to transform Chicagoland veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational boot camp and mentorship program, today announced it has received an $8,000 grant from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, […]

Celebrate Code Platoon 2019 guests show generous support for the mission

Celebrate Code Platoon 2019 was held on November 14 from 6:00-10:00pm in Chicago. We were graciously hosted by Nacional 27. With over 170 friends of Code Platoon in attendance, we celebrated our fourth year of serving veterans and military spouses and helping them find careers as software development professionals.  Executive Director, Rodrigo Levy, hosted the […]

Boot Camp Diaries: The Start of a New Code Platoon Cohort

On April 30, Code Platoon welcomed 11 new students to our Foxtrot cohort. Our first day of class resembles any first day of school, with the requisite school supplies laid out neatly on the desk and bundles of nervous energy among our students. Polite conversation takes place over coffee, where our students learn more about […]