Entries by Jim Hennessy

Code Platoon Featured on Working Nation “I Want That Job” segment

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

Code Platoon Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Code Platoon’s team is always looking for innovative ways to spread the word about our program. Recently, our Executive Director, Rod Levy, was interviewed for a segment through Comcast Newsmakers. Comcast Newsmakers is the longest-running news and public affairs platform of any cable operator in the country. Having launched in 1990 with a single production… Continue Reading Code Platoon Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Code Platoon Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant for 2019

Chicago, US​ – October 16, 2019 – Code Platoon, a non-profit that trains military veterans as software programmers, today announced it has received a grant for ​from the ​Motorola Solutions Foundation​, the charitable arm of ​Motorola Solutions​. Through the grant, Code Platoon will be able to expand the number of instructors, scholarships, and total classroom… Continue Reading Code Platoon Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant for 2019

Gary Coffey and Karin Matsuyama, Alumni of the Month, October 2019

Gary Coffey was an incredibly hard working veteran who is also one of the most genuine and easygoing veterans we have had to walk through our doors. Karin was an extremely talented developer whose personal project was so impressive, we thought it was a 3 person group project. – Rod Levy, Executive Director   From… Continue Reading Gary Coffey and Karin Matsuyama, Alumni of the Month, October 2019

Nicole Carpenter, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

Code Platoon owes much of its success to volunteers, donors, board members, and others who contribute to the mission of supporting veterans, military spouses, and technology. This month, we recognize Nicole Carpenter, an apprenticeship Ambassador for Code Platoon. Nicole has not only contributed as a volunteer with Code Platoon, but has also helped place our… Continue Reading Nicole Carpenter, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

Don Bora, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

Code Platoon owes much of its success to volunteers, donors, board members, and others who contribute for the mission of supporting veterans and technology. This month, we recognize Don Bora, a volunteer board member for Code Platoon. Don’s insights from within the tech community have enabled Code Platoon to provide the best education possible for… Continue Reading Don Bora, Code Platoon Advocate Spotlight

McCormick Foundation awards 2019 grant to Code Platoon

Chicago, Illinois – August 22, 2019 – Code Platoon, a nonprofit working to transform Chicagoland veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational boot camp and mentorship program, today announced it has received a grant for $50,000 USD from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Through this grant, Code Platoon will use… Continue Reading McCormick Foundation awards 2019 grant to Code Platoon

Katherine Restko, Alumni of the Month, August 2019

Katherine Restko served in the U.S. Army for five years as a crypto linguist. She has a graduate degree in studio art, but after leaving the military, she decided to go down a different professional path. Katherine started searching for coding bootcamps to help her become a developer. Katherine was initially skeptical because of the… Continue Reading Katherine Restko, Alumni of the Month, August 2019