With over 150 friends of Code Platoon in attendance, we celebrated our first three years of serving veterans and helping them find careers as software development professionals.
We held Celebrate Code Platoon 2018 on November 16 from 5:30-8:00pm in Chicago. The Illinois Technology Association and Tech Nexus, graciously hosted everyone and provided a unique space for our inaugural fundraising event.
Our Executive Director, Rodrigo Levy, hosted the program portion of the evening, where he reminded our guests that the goal of Code Platoon, “is to serve those who have served our country.” Two of our alumni, Michael Dorsey and Scott Plunkett, recounted their stories of finding Code Platoon and how our program has changed their lives. Code Platoon Chairman of the Board, Edward Donovan, also spoke on the need for organizations like Code Platoon as veterans and military spouses find themselves looking for meaningful careers.
The highlight of the program was the premiere of our new video, featuring alumni sharing their stories.
Celebrate Code Platoon 2018 was a success, in large part, thanks to our event sponsors, including presenting sponsors DRW, CTC, and Capital One. These sponsors, along with our guests, helped to raise over $48,000 for our program! These contributions will be 100% invested into our program, helping more veterans and military spouses find our program and start a new career in software development.
While our event was a success on many levels, we still need your help to grow this program and reach more veterans and spouses! Donate now to Code Platoon by visiting our donations page or texting CP to 243725.
We are humbled by the generosity of our supporters and excited for our upcoming classes!