Entries by Jim Hennessy

Kilo Platoon Update Blog

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 […]

Anthony Elfering, Alumni of the Month, January 2020

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 […]

Juliet Platoon Update Blog

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 […]

Code Platoon Receives NIKE Fund Grant

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 […]

Announcing Cloztalk and Code Platoon partnership

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scott Plunkett, Alumni of the Month, November 2019

Scott was only 17 when he enlisted as an infantryman in the Marines. He deployed to Iraq with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Alpha Company. While there, his mom sent him DVDs of The Office, and he watched episode after episode and fell in love with comedy. In the middle of the war torn Al Anbar […]

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 […]