Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

General Discussion

Code Oregon: Career Fair - Techfest NW 2015

John Gardner, Director of Business Services at Worksystems, Inc. (a non-profit), notified me Monday, June 8, 2015 that Worksytems, Inc., David Duncan (WorkSource Oregon), & Nancy King (Team Treehouse HR) have been working for the last 6 months "to support individual employment matching & placement, & it has been working pretty well." Worksystems, Inc. & Code Oregon plan to feature Code Oregon students, (stay tuned for an announcement soon) & will sponsor the career fair which will be embedded with Techfest NW, Thursday & Friday, August 20-21, 2015, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Revolution Hall, & will be called "Talent & Exhibition Fair." There is a $10.00 admission fee for job seekers. Contact Jane Smith at jsmith@wweek.com or 503-243-2122.

I have a copy of the Techfest NW flyer which John Gardner sent to me as an Adobe Acrobat file.

John Gardner & David Duncan discussed "bringing in companies to look at a group of Code Oregon portfolios in August 2015 as a way to connect students with hiring employers."

3 Answers

Treehouse has been taking government money for over a year and they will charge me to attend a job fair??? I don't think so. I've been waiting over 6 mos for the supposed jobs and internships. Next I call my congressman.

Jon Benson:

The 2015 Techfest NW is a locally sponsored event. WorkSource Oregon, Team Treehouse, & Worksytems, Inc. (a non-profit whose $35,000 grant is funding the Code Oregon Tech Mentors who will start appearing in WorkSource Oregon open computer labs) will co-sponsor the event. The 2014 Techfest NW occurred at OMSI. I don't know if Techfest NW occurred in earlier years or not.

Code Oregon may be one of the so-called "Technology Initiatives" referred to by the U. S. president, but that doesn't mean Congress passed any law to "give" Treehouse Island, Inc. or Team Treehouse, Inc. any federal funding.

I contacted Jane Smith at Willamette Week to inquire about the 2015 Techfest NW $10.00 admission fee for job seekers. I haven't received a response from her, yet. John Gardner of Worksystems, Inc. told me that there will be more information available on the 2015 Techfest NW soon.

I suggest you contact Nancy King at Team Treehouse. She's the HR person working with David Duncan of WorkSource Oregon connecting Code Oregon students to employers. The reason there hasn't been a career fair for Code Oregon students is that it was too difficult to get a critical mass of Code Oregon students at the same point in their training in the Treehouse courses that would have been ready to meet with potential employers simultaneously. That's why they were doing it on an individual basis.

Yes, there should have been better communication from Treehouse Island, Inc. in Orlando, FL or Team Treehouse, Inc. in Portland, OR, but you now know what to look forward to should you choose to attend the 2015 Techfest NW.

When I receive more information on the 2015 Techfest NW, I will post it here on the Forum page for all Code Oregon students to see.

See the WorkSource Oregon open computer lab schedule for Code Oregon students on David Duncan's web site, www.portlandtech.org. The WorkSource Oregon open computer lab schedule was updated June 3, 2015. Enroll at WorkSource Oregon online for the open computer labs to see a Code Oregon Tech Mentor. The Code Oregon Tech Mentors will start appearing next week.

Kathryn, Yay, information! Thanks so much, I've been frustrated.

Jon Benson:

You're welcome! I had to contact Worksystems, Inc. (John Gardner) & David Duncan of WorkSource Oregon to obtain the info. Spent Monday morning on it. At least I obtained the info on the same day, so that helped significantly. :-) You must be professional, persistent, & polite when asking for information, & always thank the people who share info with you. That way you always maintain good relationships with them. :-)

Happy coding!