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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

Code Platoon Week Five – Learning the Web: Structure, Style, Function.

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 Week Four – SQL and Working With Databases

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

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… Continue Reading Sponsors and donors make Celebrate Code Platoon 2018 a success

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… Continue Reading Code Platoon Awarded Boeing Grant to Support Veterans and Their Families