Entries by Code Platoon

Code Platoon Awarded Grant From Motorola Solutions Foundation

Chicago, Illinois – August 31, 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 grant for $25,000 USD from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant,… Continue Reading Code Platoon Awarded Grant From Motorola Solutions Foundation

The Best Paying and Most In Demand Programming Languages in 2018

At Code Platoon, we track national demand for programming languages so that our veterans and military spouses are trained with the best tools for a career in software development. When you’re deciding which programming language to learn, the following demand-based insights complement a much broader strategy. This article attempts to answer which programming languages command… Continue Reading The Best Paying and Most In Demand Programming Languages in 2018

Code Platoon now training students in Python

At Code Platoon, our goal is to serve veterans and military spouses by helping them prepare for a high-demand, achievable career in a short amount of time. In the modern job marketplace, software coding is that high-demand position, and the coding boot camp format is the achievable, thorough, and fast way to teach it. In… Continue Reading Code Platoon now training students in Python

Code Platoon now welcomes military spouse applicants to its coding boot camps

The Code Platoon mission is to support US military veterans and service members, and this includes building up and supporting military families as well. In keeping with that mission, Code Platoon is proud to announce that we are accepting applications from military spouses for our coding boot camps, effective immediately. Why is coding a good fit for… Continue Reading Code Platoon now welcomes military spouse applicants to its coding boot camps

AMVETS Radio Interview with Rod Levy

On today’s AVP, we discuss the VA Mission Act signing, AMVETS Radio, AMVETS’ upcoming national convention, and a post in North Carolina that established a scholarship targeting our women veterans. We also cut to an interview we did with Rod Levy, CEO/founder of Code Platoon, a 14 week program training veterans in coding and computer software. Continue Reading AMVETS Radio Interview with Rod Levy

Code Platoon Founder shares how coding bootcamps can launch Veterans’ second careers

While a formal education can pave the path to a good career, sometimes higher ed focuses more on theory than practice. After graduation, students might still have to learn skills on the job. Rod says Code Platoon focuses on career services, to help place veterans in the workforce with skills they can use right away. Continue Reading Code Platoon Founder shares how coding bootcamps can launch Veterans’ second careers

Continue Reading Volunteer Story: Manager finds fulfillment in transformative role at Code Platoon

Snapper Ploen is a Digital Marketing Manager at MCG who served on the design, content and advertising teams at Code Platoon.  The following is a reproduction of his original blog post which is posted here: https://www.mcg.com/blog/2018/05/10/transforming-veterans-into-software-developers As an employee of MCG, you are part of an important mission which includes moving people toward health and… Continue Reading Volunteer Story: Manager finds fulfillment in transformative role at Code Platoon

Code Platoon joins industry group geared at reporting honest student outcomes

Code Platoon is committed to providing the highest quality education for veterans and military spouses in Illinois. We are proud of our program and alumni but needed a way to quantify and standardize our outcomes. The Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR) provides us and many other coding schools an opportunity to record, report,… Continue Reading Code Platoon joins industry group geared at reporting honest student outcomes