Many people are considering jobs in the high tech industry. And to get there, rather than pursuing traditional computer science degrees, more and more people are enrolling in Coding Bootcamps – intensive courses in programming, design, and data science. Immersive Coding Bootcamps give students the opportunity to learn by doing in a collaborative environment. Many… Continue Reading Are you a good fit for Coding Bootcamp?
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Code Platoon is a Department of Defense approved Skillbridge program, in accordance with DODI 1322.29 and NAVADMIN 222/15. Code Platoon provides transitioning service members with an opportunity to develop in-demand job skills while still serving. Specifically, service members who participate via SkillBridge can use their last 6 months of active duty to participate in Code… Continue Reading Code Platoon part of DoD Skillbridge program for transitioning service members
Like most Americans, Code Platoon is navigating uncharted waters as we adapt to restrictions designed to lessen the spread of COVID-19 virus. From social distancing to remote workplaces; increased use of remote video to new approaches to delivering information and education – we are adapting to a new reality. With the spread of COVID-19, Code… Continue Reading Code Platoon and the COVID-19 virus
Sabrina King, Chief Talent Officer at LEARN Charter School Network, joined Code Platoon as a board member in 2017. She immediately connected with the mission and knew her skills as a strategic HR/OD executive could help Code Platoon build a stable foundation to ensure steady growth. “My uncle was in the military and I have… Continue Reading Sabrina King, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight
Stay up to date with Kilo Platoon through the coding boot camp journey and beyond! Kilo Platoon starts their coding journey On January 6, 2020 Code Platoon proudly welcomed 23 new students to our Kilo cohort. During their first week of class, Kilo students heard from our alumni on best practices, both in and out… Continue Reading Kilo Platoon Update Blog
In early 2018, Anthony was looking for a change. He wanted to try his hand at coding, and was intrigued by the emerging bootcamp model, but wanted to use his GI Bill to help with his tuition and living expenses. Fortuitously, Code Platoon had recently been approved by the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs, and… Continue Reading Anthony Elfering, Alumni of the Month, January 2020
Juliet Platoon is Code Platoon’s 10th cohort of students, and this is where we’ll track their journey from start to finish, and for some alumni, even beyond! Juliet Platoon Starts Internships Monday January 13, 2019 marks the beginning of Juliet Platoon’s internships! Seven of our most recent graduates will embark on their new careers with… Continue Reading Juliet Platoon Update Blog
Code Platoon, a nonprofit working to transform veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational boot camp and mentorship program, today announced it has received a $25,000 grant from the NIKE Fund. This grant, recommended by the NIKE Fund through their Until We All Win portfolio, is intended to support programs… Continue Reading Code Platoon Receives NIKE Fund Grant
Code Platoon has partnered with Cloztalk, a company that designs and sells cause-based apparel to raise awareness and funds for positive causes that matter. Their mission is to get people talking to each other, face-to-face, about charities, social ventures, and cause-based companies. Headquartered in Chicago, Cloztalk is a national directory of vetted 501(c)3 nonprofits. People… Continue Reading Announcing Cloztalk and Code Platoon partnership
Code Platoon’s team is always looking for innovative ways to spread the word about our program. Recently, our executive director, Rod Levy, and alumni Chad Mowbray, were interviewed for a segment through Working Nation entitled I Want That Job. Camera crews spoke with Mr. Levy from our classroom space in downtown Chicago and also traveled… Continue Reading Code Platoon Featured on Working Nation “I Want That Job” segment