Entries by Jim Hennessy

5 Tips for Military Members Creating a LinkedIn Profile for Post-Military Job Search

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be both exciting and challenging. One of the crucial steps in this transition is creating a strong LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills, experience, and potential to prospective employers. Here are five valuable tips to help you make an impressive LinkedIn profile that maximizes your post-military career […]

Learning DevOps and Cloud Engineering at Code Platoon

The world of technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a greater push for cloud adoption and sustainable budget planning for IT projects. As a result, the demand for skilled professionals in DevOps and Cloud Engineering has skyrocketed. Code Platoon recognized this need and set […]

5 Reasons Code Platoon’s E&W Bootcamp Might Work For you

Do you want to switch careers into tech, but not sure if you can quit your job and learn to code at a full-time bootcamp? A part-time coding bootcamps might be a great option for you. Code Platoon’s part-time, Evening and Weekend Bootcamp is 28 weeks in length with classes meeting remotely three nights per […]

How to apply to Code Platoon

You’ve done your research. You’ve looked at the options. You’ve decided you want to attend Code Platoon’s Full-stack Software Engineering Bootcamp. Now what? It’s time to apply for the program. While the Code Platoon application process is pretty straightforward, there are a few things to know before you start . The most important thing is […]

Ten Do’s and Don’ts for Living and Learning during Coding Bootcamp

  Code Platoon began its 16th full-time Software Engineering Bootcamp for Veterans, military spouses, and transitioning Service members two weeks ago. The start of Papa Platoon made us think about some of the “Do’s and Don’ts” for students attending their first coding Bootcamp. The list of do’s and don’ts falls into two categories – living […]

Code Platoon returns to Classroom, October 4th

Code Platoon, the coding Bootcamp for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, and military spouses, will return to in-person learning at its Chicago campus on October 4, 2021. Code Platoon’s Full-stack Software Engineering Immersive program suspended in-person instruction in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Code Platoon is  happy to be returning to the classroom in […]

Teaching Assistants help students learn and develop programming skills

Teaching Assistants (TAs) are an integral part of the Code Platoon learning experience. These volunteers bring their coding and professional experience to share with our students and assist in their Code Platoon education. Code Platoon TA’s typically volunteer one evening each week to help students with their assignments and help conduct Mock Interviews to prepare […]

Inside Code Platoon – Challenge Coins

At Code Platoon, we think of our students as a team. To signify their membership, each graduate receives a challenge coin.  A challenge coin is a small coin or medallion, bearing an organization’s emblem and carried by its members. Traditionally, they might be used to prove membership or to boost morale. The coins have become […]

Naming our Cohorts and the Military Alphabet

One of the most common questions we get asked at Code Platoon is how we name each of our 14-week cohorts. The answer is pretty simple. We call each group in sequence to match the military phonetic alphabet. Our first cohort was named Alpha Platoon, and our next session, beginning in October, will be Mike […]