Entries by Brenna Koss

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

Congratulations Kilo Platoon!

Code Platoon is excited to congratulate Kilo Platoon on their graduation. On April 17th, 20 students finished the program making it our biggest graduating class yet! After 14 weeks of intensive training and study, students’ work culminated with this moment. As part of our graduation ceremony, four teams of students presented group projects featuring demos… Continue Reading Congratulations Kilo Platoon!

Providing Local Networking Resources to Code Platoon Students

One thing that distinguishes Code Platoon’s Bootcamp program from others is the opportunity our in-person students have to be part of a highly-competitive internship program. All of our in-person graduates will compete for coveted internships with some of our major Chicago-area corporate partners. Roughly two-thirds of graduates will be placed in a paid internship. During… Continue Reading Providing Local Networking Resources to Code Platoon Students