Entries by Alicia Boddy

Christian Baker, Alumni of the Month, February 2020

Christian Baker served in the Navy as a Nuclear Reactor Operator for nine years. After his time in the military, he was looking for an effective coding program with great job placement rates. He applied and joined the India cohort in 2019.  Before coming to Code Platoon, Christian received his B.A. in Electronic Systems Engineering… Continue Reading Christian Baker, Alumni of the Month, February 2020

Jonathan Young, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

Jonathan Young is Code Platoon’s Director of Education and a Senior Software Engineer at Venmo. He has personally taught nearly every Code Platoon graduate, loves to be a part of “A-Ha!” moments in the classroom, and is dedicated to student success. Jonathan shares how rewarding he finds his work saying, “It’s extremely gratifying to know… Continue Reading Jonathan Young, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

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… Continue Reading Seth Thomson, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

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… Continue Reading Holly Burd, Alumni of the Month, December 2019

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,… Continue Reading Code Platoon Receives Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation Grant

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… Continue Reading Celebrate Code Platoon 2019 guests show generous support for the mission

Code Platoon Graduate Outcomes Report, November 2019

Since Code Platoon launched in 2016, our mission has been to prepare veterans and now military spouses to become professional software developers. Our students have, over those years, completed eight 14-week sessions. A key word in our mission is to make our students ‘professional,’ which to us sets the bar of not only teaching students… Continue Reading Code Platoon Graduate Outcomes Report, November 2019

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