Entries by Code Platoon

Golf Platoon celebrates graduation

Code Platoon is excited to congratulate the graduates of our seventh class of students, a group which we call Golf Platoon. We held our graduation ceremony on December 7, 2018 at 2:30 PM CST at the Motorola Solutions office in Chicago, Illinois. Eight students graduated, six of whom received tuition scholarships in order to attend […]

Sponsors and donors make Celebrate Code Platoon 2018 a success

With over 150 friends of Code Platoon in attendance, we celebrated our first three years of serving veterans and helping them find careers as software development professionals. We held Celebrate Code Platoon 2018 on November 16 from 5:30-8:00pm in Chicago. The Illinois Technology Association and Tech Nexus, graciously hosted everyone and provided a unique space for […]

Code Platoon Awarded Boeing Grant to Support Veterans and Their Families

CHICAGO, November 19, 2018 – Code Platoon, a Chicago-based nonprofit that transforms veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational bootcamp, mentorship, and internship program, announced today that it has received a grant for $50,000 USD from The Boeing Company. Because of this generous investment, Code Platoon will expand its program […]

Our experience launching a website as a non-profit

Code Platoon officially launched a new website in October of 2018. While the new website looked better, functioned more smoothly, and provided a higher-quality user experience for those outside our organization, what we most appreciated at Code Platoon was the straightforwardness of the development process, thanks to the contributions of many. In the web development […]

Code Platoon Week Three – Objects and Data

Week Three is all about data and industry best practices. Students learn the ins and outs of Object Oriented Programming and why it’s such an effective model for writing code and handling data. Reading and Writing Data You can’t get too far into programming without eventually having to deal with data. As students develop their […]

Code Platoon receives Newman’s Own Award

Chicago, Illinois – October 5, 2018 – Code Platoon, a nonprofit working to transform Chicagoland veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational bootcamp, and mentorship program today announced it has received a Newman’s Own Award and grant for $37,500 USD. This award is given through a partnership with Fisher House […]

Code Platoon is Named One of the Top 100 Finalists for the 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

Chicago, IL— Out of 519 nominees, Code Platoon has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 17th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.  The awards celebrate the most innovative new products and services in the Chicago region across all organization sizes, sectors and industries.  1500 business and civic leaders […]