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
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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
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
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
Our aim at Code Platoon is to have students graduate with the tools they need to get a junior role in software development. An important landmark on our road toward that goal is the personal project. We recognize that classroom instruction and curated challenges can teach a lot, but there are still lessons that can… Continue Reading Code Platoon Week Ten – Personal Projects
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 offers a complete full-stack curriculum. In week five we take our first look at front-end web development. Students learn the basics of HTML and CSS, how to implement third-party libraries that will help them create dynamic and visually appealing websites, and will finally see their code run in the browser. Rules of the… Continue Reading Code Platoon Week Five – Learning the Web: Structure, Style, Function.
Code Platoon is excited to congratulate the graduates of Golf Platoon, our seventh class of students. 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 our program. These graduates will… Continue Reading Golf Platoon celebrates graduation
Programming languages come and go. Frameworks come and go. SQL (structured query language) is forever. Students will spend week four learning how to read and write data to Postres, a modern database, using SQL. Students will learn the basics of database design and how to incorporate a database into their app. Working With a Database… Continue Reading Code Platoon Week Four – SQL and Working With Databases