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Code Platoon Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

Code Platoon, the nonprofit Coding Bootcamp for Veterans and military spouses, today announced it has received a grant for $65,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. Through the grant, Code Platoon will be able to support their full-time software engineering training program, ensuring more Veterans and military spouses can learn… Continue Reading Code Platoon Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

Oscar Platoon Final Projects

The final step for Code Platoon students before they officially graduate from the Full-stack Software Engineering Bootcamp is the showcasing of their final group projects. This is where the students really get to shine and demonstrate all that they learned in fun, innovative, and creative ways by creating software applications as a team.  On Friday,… Continue Reading Oscar Platoon Final Projects

November Platoon Final Projects

We’re showcasing the final group projects from the recently graduated November Platoon. During each Code Platoon Full-stack Software Engineering Bootcamp, our students form teams to create a capstone project that showcases the coding, development, and teamwork skills learned in the program. First up is HedgeFun – a competitive, fantasy sports-style introduction to cryptocurrency. Check out… Continue Reading November Platoon Final Projects

DRW and Code Platoon: Working together to provide Veterans and military spouses careers in technology

DRW, a Chicago-based, technology-driven principal trading firm, has been a trusted partner to Code Platoon since 2016, when the firm’s Chief Information Officer,  Seth Thomson, recognized the power of Code Platoon to help find undiscovered, well-trained and talented Veterans and spouses who could add value to his teams.  “DRW was an early adopter of Code… Continue Reading DRW and Code Platoon: Working together to provide Veterans and military spouses careers in technology

Mike Platoon Graduates Showcase their Team Projects

We’re showcasing the final group projects from the recently graduated Mike Platoon. During each Code Platoon Bootcamp, our students form teams to create a capstone project that showcases the coding, development, and teamwork skills learned in the program. Our first team project from Mike Platoon is Skill-Link. Skill-Link is a career research tool designed to… Continue Reading Mike Platoon Graduates Showcase their Team Projects

Code Platoon Week Thirteen and Fourteen – Capstone Projects

This is what we’ve been building toward the last twelve weeks. Using Flask, React, and various third party libraries, students team up to create a capstone project that they will use to show off to employers during interviews. Working in the Real World Perhaps the most talked about part of Code Platoon is the final… Continue Reading Code Platoon Week Thirteen and Fourteen – Capstone Projects

Code Platoon Week Eleven and Twelve – React

The latest and greatest front-end framework that the industry seems to agree on is ReactJS, created by Facebook. This framework is extremely fast and makes the user experience very rich. React Components React is a front-end framework based on the idea of components. Components are reusable pieces of code that programmers can nest together in… Continue Reading Code Platoon Week Eleven and Twelve – React

Code Platoon Weeks Seven, Eight, and Nine – Creating Web Apps with Flask

After 6 longs weeks, we finally get to Flask, a microframework written in Python. We will use this framework to develop basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Destroy) apps with authentication and integrate with other web services, commonly known as APIs (Application Programming Interface). CRUD Most apps on the web are what developers refer to as… Continue Reading Code Platoon Weeks Seven, Eight, and Nine – Creating Web Apps with Flask

Code Platoon Week Six – Adding Behavior and Creating a Personal Website

Continuing with our front-end curriculum from last week, we’ll dig into running JavaScript in the browser. Adding Behavior and Creating a Personal Website using JavaScript allows developers to add behavior to their websites: slideshows, more advanced animation, and reacting to user events like moving the mouse or entering text. JavaScript and the Browser The Document… Continue Reading Code Platoon Week Six – Adding Behavior and Creating a Personal Website