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Who We Are
Launched in 2014, Vets Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to filling the nations technical skills gap with America’s best. We achieve this by using technology to connect and train veterans remotely in web development in order to close the digital talent gap and ease career transition for military veterans and to give military spouses skills to provide stability as they move to support their families. We believe that those who serve in uniform can be the digital economy’s most productive and innovative . Vets Who Code prepares them to enter the civilian work force with tangible skills for new careers.

Vets Who Code is a reintegration solution for veterans that believes in the principle of "To Teach a Man To Fish" to better prepare early stage transitioning veterans for returning to the workforce. Many veterans are not homeless, but are un- and under-employed. Some have a deep desire to be independent business owners. Their skill sets are desperately needed to enhance local economies and to drive innovation. Vets Who Code serves as a launch pad for our veterans and military spouses.

What We Do
At Vets Who Code, we take a small cohort of veterans and spouses twice a year and over the course of sixteen weeks train them in programming with a deep focus on Javascript, the language of the web. We do this all remotely using the best tools and resources the tech community has to offer. We do this at zero cost to the troop beyond them contributing to one of our teams and helping each other become better programmers.

How We Do This
How we accomplish this mission is through a process of Crawl, Walk, Run whereas we teach them programming we build upon each lesson in deeper dives so that they become better programmers through each iteration. All this while being lead by instructors who are also veterans, and programmers, and alumni of the program. That way there are no excuses, the person teaching you the craft has been through every success and failure you will experience and has ultimately succeeded on the path of becoming a paid programmer.

WE NEED YOUR HELP
As our country is going through this unprecedented time with COVID-19, people are wanting to learn the skills of today and tomorrow to future-proof themselves so that they can provide for their families. Furthermore due to the nature of for-profit code schools, many are just now learning how to do the work remotely, which we have been doing for years. As a result, we are having an unprecedented amount of applicants and are looking to expand our abilities to support more teams. Help us by making a tax-deductible donation so that not only can we continue the work we are doing for our troops now, but expand our capabilities to help even more veterans and military spouses on the journey of becoming programmers.

12 sponsors are funding Vets-Who-Code’s next goal

@Vets-Who-Code

This month we are setting our goal to $300. This will help us add resources to our website to help with perf as we build out our conference site/pages.

@bdougie
@ebrescia
@lawnsea
@ljharb
@brntbeer
@btholt
@jjcaine
@stephaniesamuelson
@jtperry
@pauliver
@tim-foster
@brockneedscoffee

Meet the team

Featured work

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    Breakdown of classes for curriculum topics

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75% towards $300 per month goal

@bdougie @ebrescia
@lawnsea @ljharb @brntbeer @btholt @jjcaine

bdougie and 11 others sponsor this goal

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Bronze Tier. This covers the price of one of the tools we use monthly to operate VetsWhoCode. Thank you for your support!!!

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Silver Tier. This covers the price of two or more of the tools we use monthly to operate VetsWhoCode. Thank you for your support!!!

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Silver Tier. This covers the price of three or more of the tools we use monthly to operate VetsWhoCode. Thank you for your support!!!

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Gold Tier. This covers the price of four or more of the tools we use monthly to operate VetsWhoCode. Thank you for your support!!!

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Platinum Tier. This covers all the digital tools we use monthly at Vets Who Code and will help us add new tools for our web app/ community.

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Vibranium Tier. This would needless to say be amazing. This would cover our technical costs for everything for the YEAR, from zoom and hey taco, gitbook, AWS, everything. You're awesome and thank you for supporting us for helping veterans.

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