Entries by Jim Hennessy

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 […]

CP Announces Upcoming Cohort Dates and Application Deadlines

Code Platoon, the Coding Bootcamp that transforms Veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members into software developers through an immersive, hands­-on, educational process, and paid internship program, has announced the dates for their upcoming cohorts and application deadlines. Code Platoon’s flagship full-time program: a 14 week, high-intensity, full-stack immersive Bootcamp is offered both in-person and […]

Are you a good fit for Coding Bootcamp?

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 […]

Code Platoon part of DoD Skillbridge program for transitioning service members

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 […]

Code Platoon and the COVID-19 virus

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 […]

Sabrina King, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

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 […]