Entries by Greg Drobny

What Was Your MOS?

Most of us who served in the military have been in a place where we ask ourselves, “what kind of civilian job does my military experience translate into?” For some, transferring military experience is more straightforward than for others. If you were a nurse or a motor pool mechanic and want to remain in those… Continue Reading What Was Your MOS?

Black History Month: Three Standouts in Military History

From the beginning of our history, Black men and women have made tremendous contributions to our society, particularly the U.S. military’s success. As we celebrate Black History Month, Code Platoon wanted to recognize standouts from that community who rose above and beyond the call of duty, making their contribution all the more significant, given that… Continue Reading Black History Month: Three Standouts in Military History

Code Platoon Salutes Navajo Code Talkers

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month presents an opportunity to educate the public about the proud history of Indigenous people in America and celebrate the rich and diverse tribal cultures that continue to thrive throughout Indian Country. Code Platoon recognizes the significant contribution that Native Americans have made to our military. Many in… Continue Reading Code Platoon Salutes Navajo Code Talkers

Time Check – When should I begin my Code Platoon application?

So you’ve decided to pursue a career in software engineering and have chosen Code Platoon as your place of learning. Now what? Just like any top-tier coding Bootcamp, you can’t just walk into Code Platoon off the street with zero knowledge and start day one—you have to have at least some understanding of the fundamentals… Continue Reading Time Check – When should I begin my Code Platoon application?

Top Veteran Career Paths

Have you ever read articles with titles like “Best Jobs for Veterans” or “Top 10 Career Fields After Your Military Service”? I did and came up with a few common themes worth digging into —but from a Veteran perspective, which appears to be the angle missing from many of these articles.  Staying in step with… Continue Reading Top Veteran Career Paths

Software Engineering vs. Software Developing vs. Data Science: an Analysis Using…Beer Making.

We get many questions at Code Platoon about the terms used in the title of this article, often specifically related to whether or not we offer classes in those particular fields. But because we strive to address these inquiries in the most thorough way possible, it only makes sense to provide answers via the military… Continue Reading Software Engineering vs. Software Developing vs. Data Science: an Analysis Using…Beer Making.

COVID, Presidential Elections, and Coding: an Overview of a Dynamic Time

Based on that title, you may get the impression that I’m going to put forth some excellent argument for or against a specific candidate in this election and then somehow tie in the wild world of tech and COVID to that.  I’m definitely not going to advocate for anyone, but it may actually get crazier… Continue Reading COVID, Presidential Elections, and Coding: an Overview of a Dynamic Time