Entries by Greg Drobny

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Veterans Should Know About Education

What does “education” look like in a real sense for Veterans? From my perspective, this is often either assumed or glossed over in a way that doesn’t get down to some of the nitty-gritty issues Veterans face, so my goal here is to tackle this topic from precisely that angle. Having been through a lot […]

A Brief and Fun History of Coding: Silicon Valley

Following that crazy time at the height of the Cold War known as the Space Race, many engineers and various people in the newborn stage of computer development began to recognize the value of computing technology and what that meant for the world as a whole. These advancements had lifted man into the upper reaches […]

A Brief and Fun History of Coding: The Space Race

In the first installment of this series, we looked at the origins of computers and the coding languages they relied on, to include the notable personalities involved. This also showed us just how much had been accomplished in a short period. We basically went from an abacus to complex coding languages in a window of […]

A Brief and Fun History of Coding: the Beginnings

Have you ever looked at pictures of the first computers and wondered how we got from that to the super-sweet, high-speed device on which you are now reading this article? No? Well, you should—because it’s pretty cool and important. When writing about the development of anything from a historical perspective, it’s tough to pick a […]

Veterans, COVID-19, and Software Development

At this point, I think we can safely say that COVID-19 is a major event in our history and, at the very least, one of the biggest things to happen in our lifetime. Where you fall on the question of response to this event is beside the point for this present topic—we can all agree […]