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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

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!