The first line of code for the Operation Code site was pushed on August 21, 2014. Operation Code formally became a 501(c)3 nonprofit on May 4, 2016.
How was Operation Code founded?
Operation Code was founded in Portland, Oregon by ex-Army Captain David Molina, who took action and built operationcode.org to petition Congress to expand the New GI Bill to include code schools.
Is Operation Code a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization?
Yes. Operation Code was granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service, functioning as a charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, effective 4 May 2016, with retroactive status to 15 June 2015. Donations to the organization are deductible as charitable contributions.
Where is Operation Code based? Do you have a location near me?
Operation Code, much like software, is built from anywhere with an internet connection, and is not based in one location. While we're headquartered in Portland, the entire organization is decentralized, including the board of directors and the core team. This allows us to more effectively serve the entire military community, whether they're veterans or military spouses, whether they're OCONUS or in-country. We have chapters all over the nation. Use Slack chat and join the closest town to you!
Who does Operation Code serve?
Operation Code serves our nation's finest who've worn the uniform and their families who are interested in coding and software development. Our programs are offered at no cost to the military community, including veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses and families.
What do I need to start learning software development and how much is this going to cost?
What is available to start learning to code today?
Are mentors available? If so, how do I request one?
While we do not have a long-term mentorship program, mentors are available for 30-minute sessions to assist you with things like mock interviews, code reviews, or general guidance. To request a mentorship session, type "/mentor" in any of our Slack channelsOpens in new window and fill out the form.
What are the hours of operation for Operation Code?
How can I help, if I can't afford to donate to Operation Code?
In addition to requiring financial support, we also need volunteersOpens in new window and interns. The larger our community, the more we can spread the word about our work. Also, remember that every donationOpens in new window , no matter how modest, brings us closer to our goals.
I would like to receive Operation Code updates and news. How can I receive these
I would rather mail a check. To whom do I make it out and where do I send it?
It's less administrative work to accept online donations. Get in touch so we can assess your situation and contribution commitment.
When will I receive a receipt for my contribution?
When you make a donation to Operation Code online, you will receive an receipt by email.
What percentage of my donation goes directly to helping the military community?
Our goal is to direct 100 percent of online donations for programs and services, and keep administrative costs low while our annual fundraiser, grants and services fund operations.
Can I donate items as gift in-kind?
As a program-based nonprofit organization, Operation Code welcomes in-kind donations to directly benefit the organization, transitioning military, citizen-soldiers, veterans and their families in learning to code and building software to change the world. Items that are needed, include (but not limited to): frequent flyer miles, Adobe Cloud, used or new MacBook Air's, and grant writers.
I'd like to donate my software conference pass to an Operation Code member. How do I
Get in touch, and we'll make an announcement in our Slack, tweet and/or write a blog post, and find a veteran to take your spot. Even then, travel and lodging is often a barrier.
Can I make donations to a particular veteran or their family learning to code?
What is AmazonSmile and how can buying at Amazon help Operation Code?
When you visit https://smile.amazon.comOpens in new window , you continue to have the same shopping experience as the same and most products available on amazon.com but you help Operation Code realize it 's mission. Once you’ve selected "Operation Code" everything else functions the same. Shop for your favorite products or the perfect gift. Most products are eligible on Amazon Smile, if not, you’ll be notified. You can checkout normally as well. No extra cost is passed onto you–Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Operation Code! After you’ve successfully completed a purchase on AmazonSmile you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. This option appears on the confirmation page after your order is complete.