Welcome, Kilo Platoon
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 of the classroom, as they start their journey with Code Platoon. In addition, the new student reception, hosted by Code Platoon at our classroom, provided an opportunity for students, staff, volunteers, and alumni to meet each other during the first week of class. This networking opportunity is just one of many that Kilo students will have as they embark on their training with Code Platoon.
Kilo cohort is comprised of 12 in-person students and 11 remote students. Veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Army National Guard, and Air Force have combined forces to make up our first cohort of 2020. These students will begin their software development careers alongside our two full-time instructors, Tom Prete, Marine veteran, and Noa Heinrich, an AmeriCorps graduate with a passion for our mission.
Noa is “looking forward to joining this wonderful community at Code Platoon. I can’t wait to see just how far my students will go as they learn more about software development and find careers in the growing technology sector.”
Over the course of the program, these students will spend 60-80 hours a week together participating in lectures and events, completing coding challenges, and learning best practices in Python and AWS, among other skills. They will grow together and culminate their Code Platoon experience with group projects. Group projects will be presented at graduation on April 17, 2020.
Join us in welcoming Kilo platoon and wishing them well on their coding journey!