How Code Platoon Works

Fully immersive, affordable, 14-week program just for veterans.

Code Platoon is a Chicago-based non-profit program exclusively for veterans. We’ll teach you full-stack development over the course of 14 weeks in our downtown Chicago classroom, and train you to be eligible for paid internships and full-time employment as a web developer. No previous programming experience is necessary.

To attend, you must be a veteran and pass our rigorous admissions process. Once you are admitted, you will be eligible to apply for generous scholarships.

Internships after Graduation

After the program ends, many of our students participate in our paid Internship Program


Enova is extremely proud to be one of the inaugural companies to support the launch of Code Platoon. It’s mission — to help returning veterans — is a cause that hews closely to our company’s values. Working with the veterans in the first cohort as mentors, instructors, and hosts of the first ever “robot wars” hackathon was incredibly rewarding for our team. And on graduation we were pleased to extend offers to graduates with one of them now a full-time member of Enova’s Technology team. Code Platoon is a great organization doing vital work in Chicago.

John Higginson

Chief Technology Officer, Enova International

There is no better way to prepare for a career as a software developer than having real-world experience. Veterans returning from combat don’t always have the years of job experience their non-veteran counterparts do. Internships last 3 to 6 months, and help ensure a smooth transition into the profession.

Some of our current and past Corporate Sponsors

Learn to Code


A trusted program to teach you the skills for a new career in software development.

You’ll be challenged and rigorously trained in our immersive program. Taught by professional developers, you’ll spend 6 to 7 days a week and 12 to 14 hours a day in lectures, coding time, and self-study. When you have finished our curriculum, you will have learned enough to launch a career in software development. We focus on holistic training, and part of our curriculum covers soft skills and personal development.

Our curriculum covers everything you will need to know to be a full-stack developer. From programming languages to industry best practices, you will get hands-on experience working with today’s web development tools.

Gain Career Skills


Customized one-on-one career coaching to help you land your next job.

In addition to the coding skills we teach you, we’ll also teach you how to successfully get a job in the software industry. We have a Career Prep Curriculum that helps prepare you to land a job. Industry professionals will help you prepare a public profile, develop a resume and prepare you for technical and non-technical interviews. Each Code Platoon student is also paired with a professional software developer to serve as a mentor to help guide you into your new career. We do everything we can to make sure you are poised for success.

Join Our Community


Our community will help you succeed in your goals.

As a Code Platoon graduate, you’ll be part of our community. You’ll be able to forge professional relationships with our network of veterans and developers, and grow your career potential.

What is the military background of Code Platoon students?

A common misconception is that you need a specific background or education to be a software developer. Our students come from many different MOSs, pay grades, and branches.

Your Code Platoon Journey