Like most Americans, Code Platoon is navigating uncharted waters as we adapt to restrictions designed to lessen the spread of COVID-19 virus. From social distancing to remote workplaces; increased use of remote video to new approaches to delivering information and education – we are adapting to a new reality.
With the spread of COVID-19, Code Platoon has set up a comprehensive plan to make sure current students can continue their Coding instruction utilizing remote strategies with the full support of our instructors and program staff. Despite the crisis, our programs are continuing in the safest manner possible.
Our small team is currently working remotely due to the virus, but thanks to video conferencing, messaging platforms and cloud-based services we remain connected to our students and the classroom on a regular basis.
Our ability to stay plugged into the current Kilo Platoon and the soon to commence Alpha Evening and Weekend Platoon during the COVID-19 pandemic is powered by the generous support of our partners and sponsors including Instacart. Instacart is a technology company that operates as same-day grocery delivery and pick-up service in the U.S. and Canada.
Over the last few weeks, consumers have relied on Instacart as an essential service provider to get the groceries, household goods and personal healthcare items they need. As consumer demand has increased, the Instacart shopper community has stepped up as household heroes for families across the country.
Code Platoon has relies on grants from corporate partners including Instacart to ensure that our classroom and operations are powered by the latest technology. These grants are especially useful in providing funding for video conferencing equipment and services.
Without the support of our partners, Code Platoon may have lagged in its ability to respond and adapt to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 virus. Instead, their generous gifts have allowed for the seamless transition of our support team to move to a remote working model, while not missing a moment of important interaction with our classroom.
Jim Hennessey is Code Platoon’s Director of Marketing. Jim brings a strong background in no-profit marketing and start-up enterprises to the mission of Code Platoon. Jim is a graduate of Clemson University and currently lives in Chicago. Follow Jim on LinkedIn.