Entries by Brenna Koss

Unqork Partners with Code Platoon To Hire Veterans

Code Platoon, the mission-driven, non-profit organization that turns Veterans and military spouses into professional software engineers is excited to share its recent partnership with Unqork. One of LinkedIn’s top startups of 2020, Unqork builds complex, mission-critical software.  John Norton, a Veteran and a Sales Engineer at Unqork, shared more about the company’s goals of expanding… Continue Reading Unqork Partners with Code Platoon To Hire Veterans

Oscar Platoon TAs and Mentors

As part of the many resources Code Platoon provides, teaching assistants (TAs) and mentors play a vital role for our students’ education. Serving as TAs and mentors, tech professionals support new cohorts, providing guidance and clarity to each student’s coding journey. This month we’d like to highlight a few of our outstanding TAs and mentors.… Continue Reading Oscar Platoon TAs and Mentors

Fifth Anniversary Series: Where are they now?

Over the past five years, Code Platoon has trained some incredible individuals into becoming first-class programmers. Since our first cohort in 2016, over 150 Veterans and military spouses have graduated from our coding Bootcamp and have entered the tech industry. In addition to the training they received through the program Code Platoon, graduates have also… Continue Reading Fifth Anniversary Series: Where are they now?

Meet Code Platoon’s New Instructor: Ankur Shah

Ankur Shah is the newest instructor to join the Code Platoon team this year, and he is already hard at work training Veterans and military spouses to become software developers. Ankur teaches in our full-time program, where our students experience a 14 week fully immersive, hands-on Coding Bootcamp. As a highly qualified instructor, we are… Continue Reading Meet Code Platoon’s New Instructor: Ankur Shah

Code Platoon Receives Robert Half Grant

CHICAGO- Code Platoon, a Chicago-based nonprofit that transforms Veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive coding Bootcamp, has received a grant from Robert Half International for the amount of $2,500. This grant will not only help provide ongoing support to the mission of transforming Veterans and military spouses into full-stack developers… Continue Reading Code Platoon Receives Robert Half Grant

Hacktober 2020 Coding Workshops

As a part of our virtual hackathon: Hacktober 2020:Tech Helping Vets, Code Platoon is offering coding workshops. These workshops, taught by tech experts, provide a glimpse into the Code Platoon classroom as we incorporate this form of interactive instruction into each cohort. Workshops are available for all experience levels. Whether you have never written a… Continue Reading Hacktober 2020 Coding Workshops

Breaking Barriers: A Glimpse into Lima Platoon

As Lima Platoon approaches midpoint of their 14-week Bootcamp, we wanted to take some time and  highlight some of the amazing students making up the current cohort! Lima has veterans from across the country representing the four different military branches. Chase Thorpe is participating in Code Platoon through the Department of Defense’s Skillbridge Program. As… Continue Reading Breaking Barriers: A Glimpse into Lima Platoon

Lima Platoon Begins Their Coding Journey

On May 4, Code Platoon welcomed Lima Platoon – its 12th Full-time cohort. Seventeen students are part of the cohort. During the first week of class, Lima students tackled the fundamentals of Python and Javascript. They also covered pair-programming, unit testing, and a workshop on giving and receiving feedback. They also completed several coding challenges.… Continue Reading Lima Platoon Begins Their Coding Journey