Vets Who Code

Launched in 2014, Vets Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to filling the nations technical skills gap with America’s best. They 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. They 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.

As a United States Air Force veteran, Jerome wanted to create a solution to veteran under-employment and homelessness in the US. He has a deep knowledge on the current state of veteran affairs, and created a curriculum designed to help veterans easily transition into the working-world.

Along with Jerome we have Jacob Oakley. Jacob Oakley. Jacob is an Army veteran who is now a Mid-Level Web Developer after going through Vets Who Code.

Whether you are a veteran who works in IT or is just getting started or even if you haven’t served in the military there are many ways to get involved. Vets Who Code is one way of giving back to the community. We encourage you to go out and find ways that you are able to help out.

IoTease: Book

The Internet of Things by Kate Camp

 

Not a typical IoTease. This is a book of poetry titled The Internet of Things by Kate Camp. It starts in John Lennon’s kitchen as a kid and ends on a ship. It contains a collection of stories that are woven into the things we keep around us. It shows how we travel from our past into our futures through the things in our lives. IoT is about connecting devices and things together via the internet. This book of poetry is about how we connect things through our lives. It talks about healing and navigating tricky times in life. While not exactly technology it’s worth a look.

Editor’s Notes:

We had some difficulty with microphones for our guests. Remote recording has its trials. Please bear with us as we’re still learning both our own equipment and how to help our guests maximize their own microphones.

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3 comments on “Vets Who Code
  1. Add the book recommendations to the show notes?

    One of them is “Rework: Change The Way You Work Forever” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, e.g. ISBN 9780307463746

  2. I managed to decode the first book recommendation:

    “Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual” by Jocko Willink
    St. Martin’s Press, 2017-10-17
    E.g. ISBN 1250156947 (ISBN13: 9781250156945)

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