3 Industries That Love to Hire Veterans

3 Industries That Love to Hire Veterans

For many veterans, finding the right career path can be a tremendous struggle. While a growing number of industries are becoming more open to the idea of hiring military veterans, there are a few career fields that actively seek to hire vets and are also a great fit for any former servicemember. These career fields […]

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A Win-Win: Learn How to Code and Earn College Credit

A Win-Win: Learn How to Code and Earn College Credit

As the tech community continues to grow, careers in the programming and software development space are quickly becoming more and more prominent. That’s why a growing number of universities are partnering with coding bootcamps and giving their students a leg up in a rewarding and stable career field. We are pleased to announce an addition […]

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Deja Baker’s Coding Journey Leads the Way for Women and Veterans Alike

Deja Baker’s Coding Journey Leads the Way for Women and Veterans Alike

Despite the fact that the tech community is growing faster than ever, there are still two demographics that are often overlooked – women and veterans. However, the dearth of representation from both communities is quickly changing, especially when you have individuals like Deja Baker spearheading the effort. Baker, who enlisted in the Navy as an […]

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Code Platoon Graduate Javier Revuelta:How a challenging experience became rewarding, and led to a dream job

Code Platoon Graduate Javier Revuelta:How a challenging experience became rewarding, and led to a dream job

Javier Revuelta: How a challenging experience became rewarding, and led to a dream job Javier joined our very first cohort back in January 2016 and graduated in May 2016! We asked him to share a few answers with us over email about his experience with Code Platoon. Javier Revuelta Former title: Korean Cryptologic Linguist, United […]

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Why veterans are great in tech

Why veterans are great in tech

The intersection between veterans and tech has been scrutinized in the past few years by important individuals like President Obama as well as important companies like Microsoft. Society is finally beginning to realize that veterans are ideal employees in the tech industry. Not only are veterans readily available, since they are a frequently untapped talent […]

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Easing your transition out of the military

Easing your transition out of the military

Here at Code Platoon we care about veterans. A lot. That is why we took the time to comb the web and all of our resources to compile this guide for you. We pored over hundreds of guides and tips and only listed the best ones here. Are you ready to see what we found? […]

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Why you should hire veterans

Why you should hire veterans

A few years back IBM conducted interviews with 1,709 CEOs from all around the world and published the results in the paper “Leading Through Connections.” In one of the sections of this near-70-page long study, CEOs talk about the “future-proof employee,” which is the essentially the ideal employee CEOs want to hire. According to the […]

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How to learn to code quickly and effectively

How to learn to code quickly and effectively

Intro First of all, what is coding? You might look at the Wikipedia definition for ‘computer programming’ here, but if you’re not overly fond of sifting through long, dry definitions your eyes will quickly glaze over at the large chunks of text and weird, hyperlinked words. Essentially what coding is, in very, very general terms, […]

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