When ex-Army Captain Dave Molina couldn't use his education benefits, the New GI Bill, to pay for code school he taught himself to code and in 2014 launched Operation Code. When he's not coordinating and cultivating military veterans in the Operation Code Slack channel, or learning vim, he's busy co-raising three young daughters with his better half in Portland, Oregon.
What happens when military veterans learn to code
Learning to code is complicated. Between Googling your way and figuring it out on your own, military veterans now have a resource at the ready. Is it an open source project? Is it a community of military veterans learning to code? Is it a community of software developers that want to give back? A coding nonprofit? It's all of the above.