Entries by Jim Hennessy

The Best Paying and Most In Demand Programming Languages in 2019

At Code Platoon, we track national demand for programming languages so that our veterans and military spouses are trained with the best tools for a career in software development. But whether you’ve never coded before or you’re a veteran looking to pivot, when you’re deciding which programming language to learn, the following demand-based insights can… Continue Reading The Best Paying and Most In Demand Programming Languages in 2019

Army Reserve and Code Platoon

Want to build your civilian-side career while serving in the Army Reserve? Software coding is one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand jobs available. Plus, it’s compatible with the specific needs of Army Reserve soldiers: Coding jobs are available almost anywhere you move during service. Tech companies are able to adapt to drill and deployment schedules.… Continue Reading Army Reserve and Code Platoon

What to look for in coding bootcamps: Code Platoon vs. Northwestern Coding Bootcamp

When someone wants to become a professional software developer, coding bootcamps can offer a fast, complete, and affordable way to reach that career goal. However, not all coding bootcamps are created equal. We’ve established some benchmarks that represent the accessibility of various programs and the quality of their graduate outcomes. Whether you share some or… Continue Reading What to look for in coding bootcamps: Code Platoon vs. Northwestern Coding Bootcamp

Code Platoon Receives Amica Companies Foundation Grant

Chicago, Illinois – October 26, 2018 – 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 $20,000 USD from the Amica Companies Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Amica Insurance. Through… Continue Reading Code Platoon Receives Amica Companies Foundation Grant

Milspouse Coder Scholarship Recipients, October 2018

We recently announced that we are providing two scholarships to our coding boot camp for military and veteran spouses. We’re able to do this in partnership with Milspouse Coders, angelhack, and Operation Code, who put on a hackathon event to raise interest in software development among military spouses. Now that our scholarship recipients have been… Continue Reading Milspouse Coder Scholarship Recipients, October 2018