Who We Are
Launched in 2014, #VetsWhoCode is a non- profit dedicated to filling the wide chasm between technical expertise needed and available with America’s best.
Vets Who Code is a reintegration solution for veterans who believe in the principle of “To Teach a Man To Fish” to better prepare early-stage transitioning veterans who are returning to the workforce. Many veterans 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 drive innovation. Vets Who Code serves as a launch pad for our veterans and military spouses.
Our vision is to close the digital talent gap and ease career transition for military veterans, through software development training. We believe that those who serve in uniform can be the digital economy’s most productive and innovative assets. #VetsWhoCode prepares them to enter society with new skills for exciting careers.
Post 9/11 veterans are considered a “vulnerable population.” This is due to the fact that the majority of Veteran Services aren’t designed for us, but for Vets from the Vietnam Era. Employment, education, and what we call “ ground zero issues” are all vastly different from those who came before us
Despite the difference in our generations, the same protocols and policies are being used—and worse than that—they are being used reactively. Our goal is to create a suite of digital applications and services that will empower veterans and guide them through a successful integration back into civilian life. #VetsWhoCode is a reintegration solution for veterans that believes in the principle of “To Teach a Man To Fish” to revitalize early stage transitioning veterans. 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. #VetsWhoCode is a conversion point and launch pad for these veterans.
What We Do
#VetsWhoCode is a streamlined, highly selective software development training program intent on transitioning military veterans into the vacancies of the tech sector.
#VetsWhoCode was founded by vets who themselves faced the realties of transitioning. We don’t focus our energy on marketing ploys, or on how many people we can funnel through a pipeline. Instead, we choose quality over quantity, and tangible results over lofty ideals.
How We Do This
How we accomplish this mission is through a process of Crawl, Walk, Run where we build upon each lesson in deeper dives so that veterans become better programmers through each iteration. Instructors leading the program are also veterans, programmers, and alumni of the program. There are no excuses, the instructor has been through every success and failure you will experience and has ultimately succeeded on the path of becoming a paid programmer.
We are solution-based and action-oriented. If our students can’t make money with it, then we don’t bother teaching it.