Entries by Alicia Boddy

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

Code Platoon Wins $50K in NBC’ s Project Innovation Grant Challenge

Code Platoon is proud to be one of five Chicago-area non-profits recognized in the first annual Project Innovation grant challenge, sponsored by NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago, and the NBC Universal Foundation. Code Platoon will receive a $50,000 grant as part of the win after going up against more than 100 organizations in a rigorous process… Continue Reading Code Platoon Wins $50K in NBC’ s Project Innovation Grant Challenge

Code Platoon receives $25,000 grant from Illinois’ Vets Cash program

Code Platoon is proud to announce a $25,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Vets Cash program. Vets Cash, launched in 2006, was the first lottery game in the United States to designate 100 percent of its net proceeds to veterans. To date, Vets Cash has awarded more than $13.3 million in grants… Continue Reading Code Platoon receives $25,000 grant from Illinois’ Vets Cash program

Student Story: Code Platoon experience gives Computer Science grad more confidence in tech skills

The following is from Leanne Keene, a student in the Echo cohort When I finished grad school last year, I still felt like I was missing some critical piece of knowledge. I knew I would be qualified for jobs in the software industry because of my computer science degree, and maybe I would even squeak… Continue Reading Student Story: Code Platoon experience gives Computer Science grad more confidence in tech skills