Entries by Jim Hennessy

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

VET TEC will make you reconsider how (or if) you use your GI Bill®

VET TEC is a new VA program to pay for technology education for veterans, and it can be used at coding bootcamps. The program is designed to skill up veterans and get them into in-demand, high paying technical careers like web development, cybersecurity and software development.  If you’re a veteran or reservist and you want… Continue Reading VET TEC will make you reconsider how (or if) you use your GI Bill®

VET TEC remote program

Software coding is a flexible, rewarding, and growing career field. Employers want new talent to fill these coding roles faster than a traditional degree will allow, and the highly-specific skills needed are arguably best taught in a coding boot camp experience. As the “boot camp” descriptor implies, military veterans are uniquely qualified to train for… Continue Reading VET TEC remote program