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Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
400 Points

💬 Networking Thursday - June 24th – Connect with other Treehouse Students!

Networking Thursday

Hey Treehouse Students!

Welcome back to another Networking Thursday, where you can make connections with other Treehouse Students.

💬 How to participate:

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity – How do you make time to learn? When do you generally fit learning into your day? What are your tips for learning when busy?
  2. Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to.
  3. Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on.
  4. Share your interests, hobbies, etc!
  5. Chat with other students here by responding to their posts!

We're all on this learning journey together!

Make connections, support each other, leave endorsements/recommendations on other student's LinkedIn profiles, lend a helping hand to folx in search of work in tech, and give some positive feedback on fellow student's projects.


I'll kick things off! 💬

I'm Ryan Mouser, the Content & Community Marketing Specialist here at Treehouse. My pronouns are he/him. I was 15 years old when I started learning to code in PHP for a popular text-based MMORPG game. I've been with Treehouse for over 2 years now and have had the amazing opportunity to wear many different hats. I've been learning with Treehouse since 2015 (you can check out my previous profile here).

Currently, I'm working alongside our world-class team on some exciting opportunities to bring the Treehouse Community closer together. Stay tuned! 😀

Outside of Treehouse, I have the joy of living life with my incredible wife, our 3 awesome kids, and our 2 cat furbabies. We love to make music, garden, cook, play games, and watch fun TV.

You can connect with me on LinkedIn here. Looking forward to connecting with y'all!

Hoping you all stay safe, healthy, and well!


⚡️ Motivational Moment

Learn some interview tips with Megan Amendola.

Hi Megan, I watched your video 'interview tips'. Very nice tips. Thanks for sharing.

Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Courses Plus Student 16,567 Points

Nice video, it is interesting how the right question allows for both parties to gauge if either one is the best fit for each other.

In order to follow with the activity here are my answers: +How do you make time to learn? When do you generally fit learning into your day? What are your tips for learning when busy? I happen to follow the pommodoro technique, inspired by a self-help book "Think and Grow Rich" in their self-confidence formula, they mention " I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person that I intend to become. Thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture", therefore I have made a commited promise that I would not waste the opportunity presented to learn and improve on this skillset that I am interested in it. In order to learn when busy is separating a time slot daily within your schedule, which doesn't need to be long for you to advance, the important thing is that we take action-learn, practice- daily even if just for a short time.

  • Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to. I'lll be happy to

My Linkedin Profile is www.linkedin.com/in/sergioandresherreravelasquez

Here is one of my first attempts at using python

  1. Calorie Counter using Python

Finally Here is a static website for myself, that is still under contruction.

  • Share your interests, hobbies, etc! My hobbies and interests are :learning, technology, reading-my family says that I do it ad absurdum, hahaha

8 Answers

Jacquelline Beltran
Jacquelline Beltran
4,886 Points

Hey everyone, my name is Jacqui. I’m a developer that made the jump to security and I am very recently started my first role in security as an Application Security Engineer Intern. I make time to learn by creating a habit of studying even if it’s only 20 minutes a day then build on that. I study at night and or on the weekends. My biggest tip is to keep that habit, so even if you can only do one task, video, a couple of minutes keep up the habit, and of course, take breaks. Breaks are necessary. I also like learning passively by listening to tech podcasts.

I’ve been working on scripting and hacking so there isn’t much visual I can show right now. Some of my favorite hobbies are watercolor, guitar, and roller skating.

You can find my LinkedIn here.

Glorimar Toro
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Glorimar Toro
Ubora | Web Development Techdegree Student 4,095 Points

I plan my study sessions around my day, usually the day before because although I have a pretty standard daily schedule, sometimes I can fit the time in the mornings while other days I can do it in the late afternoon. I use https://pomofocus.io/ to breakdown my sessions and keep it engaging for me and not burn out. A short session either morning or afternoon and then a longer session in the evening-early night. What are your tips for learning when busy?

Use a method that works for you to stay focused. If you have interruptions around you, set a time when your surroundings are quiet while also setting a good spot with ample lighting or appropriate ambience that promotes your learning. I use pomodoro counter to help make best time from short sessions, even if I can only devote 25 minutes, this means it is better than an hour with distractions. I would remove TV or cellphone distractions to maximize your focus.

Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to. https://www.linkedin.com/in/gtoro29/

Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on. https://github.com/gtoro29 I don't have recent projects but I will soon be working on a project I will begin coding Friday night Share your interests, hobbies, etc! Love to go running, specifically long distance. I like to ride my bike downtown and visit one of the nearby breweries.

Chat with other students here by responding to their posts!

Precious Nwabugo
Precious Nwabugo
5,017 Points

Hey! thanks for the https://pomofocus.io/ resource. It's something I can see implementing.

Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Courses Plus Student 16,567 Points

Great idea on the pommodoro, I follow the same idea, just that I just a less sophisticated pommodoro found here http://bgottschling.github.io/pomodoro.html

And I also believe in doing as much as possible in order to budget time , resources, and attention for the learning process

Raffi Emirzian
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Raffi Emirzian
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 3,589 Points

Hello everyone!

When my day begins I use my planner to schedule out my time so that I can get in my studying. Some days change, but usually, it consists of a long morning session, a short break in the afternoon, and then another session towards the nighttime. There are days where I am busy and can't get in a long session, but I try my best to get at least 25-30min in whenever I can. Using a planner and organizing my time has helped me a lot, I would recommend it to everyone.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raffi-emirzian-mba-907ab2132/ Github : https://github.com/Thunderqz1

Some of my hobbies/interests include cooking, working out, and martial arts. When it comes to cooking, I love making "healthy" versions of popular fast food items. I can make the best Crunchwrap Supreme that you have ever had (but don't tell Taco Bell that).

Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Courses Plus Student 16,567 Points

Indeed, no small action takes one step closer towards our indiviual goals. By the way, Great on the martial arts, I was into it as a kid, but my mom was under the impression that it would make me an aggressive kid, too bad she didn't know better, yet I feel the want for enrolling and learning it as well.

Precious Nwabugo
Precious Nwabugo
5,017 Points

Hi everyone.

You can call me Precious. So I began this year with a resolution to be more disciplined. One of the tools I chose is a Weekly To-Do list. Every Sunday I make a date of it and plan for my week. First, it revealed how much time I wasted in the past, and now it creates a structure to follow even when I'm busy. Of course life happens, but when I can help it my preferred time to take classes on Treehouse is in the morning after a workout and at night I practice learned concepts.

When I'm not coding I am writing non-fictional/fictional stories. I also make audio podcast narrations of them. In other words, I'm pretty much tied to my computer, so say a prayer for my eyes.

My Linkedin is https://www.linkedin.com/in/preciousnwabugo/. Please feel free to connect, seriously, please. I'm learning that I don't just have to be a great Front-End Developer, I also have to be deemed worthy by 500+ connections.

I don't force myself to study. If I feel like I need to take a break, I make sure to take a break because I also care about my health. When I care about my health I am more capable of doing my job.

When I'm busy I try to drop things that are not very important and I focus on the things that are most important.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jogu/

Portfolio: https://jonisland.github.io/

I love learning languages because it connects us to people around the world. I've made a lot of friends learning languages and I will cherish those times meeting them. I enjoy the process of learning the languages and making impactful connections.

Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
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Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Courses Plus Student 16,567 Points

What are your tips for learning when busy? I happen to follow the pommodoro technique, inspired by a self-help book "Think and Grow Rich" in their self-confidence formula, they mention " I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person that I intend to become. Thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture", therefore I have made a commited promise that I would not waste the opportunity presented to learn and improve on this skillset that I am interested in it. In order to learn when busy is separating a time slot daily within your schedule, which doesn't need to be long for you to advance, the important thing is that we take action-learn, practice- daily even if just for a short time.

Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to. I'lll be happy to

My Linkedin Profile is www.linkedin.com/in/sergioandresherreravelasquez

Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on. Here are some projects I've worked on towards a certification and published them on codepen.io
Tribute Page
Survey form
Landing Page
Technical Documentation

Here is one of my first attempts at using python

Calorie Counter using Python

Finally Here is a s

tatic website for myself, that is still under contruction.

Share your interests, hobbies, etc! My hobbies and interests are :learning, technology, reading-my family says that I do it ad absurdum, hahaha

4 Answers

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Hello everyone!

Im currently in the works of learning HTML and CSS. My next language after will be JS, then eventually i'll be on my way to learning react. Through this journey, I try not to force myself to study for the sake of my health. Eventually, we all need to get up , workout, and even better smell the roses outside. This lifestyle can almost make us take outside for granted sometimes lol. Below, i've added a piece of my coding journey so far.

I started my coding journey three weeks ago as of tomorrow, Friday, June 25th. It has given me a breath of fresh air but has provided me with new routines that i've had to develop, which has made me feel uncomfortable at times. Since a kid, I always tell myself 'it's easier to give up than to succeed' because working hard takes focus, discipline, efficiency, determination, perseverance. No, we're not born with these qualities but we sure can develop them through being uncomfortable and through being single-minded at times when we need ourselves.

Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/kobe-sutton-562355189

Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Sergio Andrés Herrera Velásquez
Courses Plus Student 16,567 Points

I hear you, one of the things that we need to also be able to budget in for a learning journey in any field is some breathing space or "smelling the roses" at times as it redirects the focus of our conscious mind and allows for new ideas to sink. By the way, feel free to reach out if you need any help with either html or css, javascript is still hard for me, but I will hit get over it eventually

Jamal Ayinde
Jamal Ayinde
1,354 Points

Hi everyone,

My name is Jamal. I currently work from home so I have all the time I need to learn however, I carve out a 4-5hr window from 10 am and I dedicated the following hours to my learning. I work best generally in the mornings, but in this time I have also learned that I work really well at night when the world is quiet.

One tip I would share for working when it is busy is, to split your training time into smaller chunks. I find working in smaller time frames makes it easier to really focus on particular subjects when it is busy.

Aside from coding, I enjoy cooking, travel and fitness as I train regularly.

I am looking to start my first project very soon.

Feel free to reach out: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamal-a-tepm