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Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

Get a job in 3 months?

I recently came across a review of Treehouse that contained the following quote:

“The goal is that you could pay $75 over three months to be job ready instead of $50,000 a year for a CS degree,” Carson says

Is treehouse ready to say that goal is a reality? If so, what courses/learning adventures are being referred to?

rajbee
rajbee
6,656 Points

2 years ago...anyway.

Programming == CodeMonkey and Computer Science/IT/SEngg == Software Engineer.

You need the basics of CS to be greater than a code monkey (google the word). I doubt if anyone can master the basics of CS alone in 3 months. If it was this easy, then we would have to shut down all colleges and just replace them with links to treehouse and its competitors. Treehouse etc are only supplements, not the staple.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

rajesh Well, i though the same, i though all that you just wrote . Its because there are people that don't wnat to study anything, and they need a push.

Wait, ill show you my teacher work that shes teaching us.. i would drop out from this.. but i want to go to university.. because of my stuff i want to .

You can learn in 3-6month deffinitelly. But i think theres some luck in it as well.

Teacher work date 15th February 2016 we are, and thats her work, can you believe it? . Do you think this will get them any skill? They are scammed, people are beeing scammed in colleges without even knowing because they probably don't evne have enough interest to go and look at online tuts but do only what they are asked to do because this will get htem the job and thats the only way they can learn because in todays society people wait for someone to taech them something instead of finding it for them selfs. And telling us dreamweaver will get us a job in dev undustry. Not to mention that HTML5 uses CSS and HTML doesn't.. thats her words.. or saying how the programs are bugged because developers are lazy.. like if she doens't know what are beta tests.. of course im going to play GTA5 or use adobe photoshop and i will do all variations alone to see if i was lazy and didn't do something properly.. this is what the teacher is teaching us.. but im glad i have my own head and im a part of treehouse community so I know how this works.

Just a little things i wanted to point out.

It's mentally challenging to me to attend college in the UK, which my attendance for two year is like very low, last year attendance was around 60%, this year attendance is i think 80%? But i changed college, its still bad, even worse but here i don't need to go as many lessons. SO my attendance is higher. But iv missed quite a bit. Well, anyways i wrote a letter to complain, just because, and id see what its going to happen.

Dear Headmaster,
I am a student on your course learning web development. I am deeply passionate about web development and design and want to learn but unfortunately I found that the teaching content is very outdated after speaking with web professionals. I actively engage with learning outside of college with e-learning platforms such as Code Academy and Team Treehouse. This is why I find it difficult maintaining my motivation to attend the course.
I am very much aware that it is not the fault of Miss Thompson, but I am disappointed that the curriculum is outdated (which I admit in frustration sometimes I might perhaps inappropriately express) using techniques and tools that are now deprecated by the industry, for example:
Dreamweaver - many web developer and designer job posts require hand-coded HTML and CSS, rather than a WYSIWYG editor
Color and layout theory - I think that it might be helpful to focus more attendance to this because it doesn’t tend to change as rapidly as tools utilised
Tabular layout are strongly discouraged by modern standards due to their inappropriate implementation and its rigid nature
My suggestions for the course would be:
Introduce students to WordPress which has a relatively low barrier to entry
Teach students about learning theory
Teach students about how to use basic JQuery plugins with simple configuration
Introduce students to responsive design which is actively sought after by employers
I appreciate that teaching institutions find it difficult to keep up with the extremely rapid progression of technology. I would be very enthusiastic if I could help to improve and make the course more appealing to employers, perhaps I could connect with agencies or other web professionals. 
Regards,

Konrad

I know there were people here in treehouse that in 4months, someone got a front-end job. Someone else got a job in 6months, and so on.

Anyways, when i Joined treehouse i learned a hell lots. Not to mention after 2weeks i could make a WordPress theme! I mean like, what the hell :D there are people that need a website for their business, and they ask me to di it? And i just spend two weeks learning it and now i can do pretty much anything with wordpress themes lol

Treehouse is the best deal. Not to mention about its forum, that i probably use the most, as i find it the most valuble thing here, or one of the most valuable things, as you get an answer straight away, instead of waiting few days on other sites and waiting for a reply.. here is better.

Traditional education is broken. Its good only in sections like maths, physics, history, doctor etc.. but anything other like technology , if thats development or design or whatever.. then nope. There are like what, 2% of teachers that actually do know the stuff? I mean imagine a teacher at treehouse in your school, id be ready to code by now on a very good level and i woudl recieve true value. Insead, well, i just showed her my teacher work. Too sad there are like almost none people like that , like treehosue teachers in real life where i am :( none knows anything. Sure they do know something of course.. on how the network goes.. with fibre and stuff.. they know the history of 'bug' etc..

So here you go.

Shoudie Marzan II
Shoudie Marzan II
248 Points

Depends on your dedication to learn at your on time and pace. Treehouse can provide you real-world skills required for companies and expose all the things you need to know about the industry of technology but if you are shallow in dedication to learn and not 100% focus you will not see those result.

William Plaud
William Plaud
320 Points

I'm in the same boat.

For years I've been working in the mailroom in previous jobs trying to get into the business of computers.

I have an AAS in media arts and advanced graphics Certificate (Nanodegree) in Android Basics (I tried to get more, but had bad anxiety in coding it) I am currently in the business on Team TreeHouse of Data Analysis and will try the QA sessions as well.

With that in mind, how much of this will get me steady employment?

Thank you, W

38 Answers

Totally attainable. How bad do you want this? Take every course you can take.

Martina Carrington
Martina Carrington
15,447 Points

I so agree Chad , my goal is to take PHP , Front end developer , Wordpress within four or five months and then move up to Application development

Anything is possible, you have to be hungry enough.

Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

Just to be clear, I wasn't referring to my own will to learn as being the matter preventing me from landing a job. More-so the actual content of the site. I understand "anything is possible..." I was really just wanting to know if the material presented to us is enough GIVEN that we are in fact "hungry enough".

It all appears to be very basic. You can probably land a decent entry level programming job after a month with the detailed information on this website. The content is diverse but rudimentary.

honestly, i don't think you even need treehouse so long as you have the drive, a stable internet connection, and some sense of what is marketable.

To answer that question: nope! Treehouse is an incredibly cool place to learn. I love it here. I also enjoy learning at codeschool.com, codecademy.com, lynda.com, and I do a million Google searches a day it seems, with most of those landing me at stackoverflow.com. I have to take about 3-5 courses from different sources on a subject before I deeply understand it.

In a few years Treehouse might be a one-stop-shop where you can learn everything without leaving the site, it's on the right track!

Well just check the computer's science courses and compare it with Treehouse. By the way completely agree with @Charles Shores

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

I just wanted to chime in and agree that it is totally possible in any of the tracks we offer, depending on the student's focus and goals. A well-rounded education means that you would never use just one resource anyhow, but Treehouse can be that main resource that guides you through your learning. We would be failing as teachers if we didn't encourage you to find additional information and inspiration elsewhere or teach you how to find help elsewhere if you can't get it here.

I think that's very comparable to any learning institution. My own college experience involved quite a lot of self-learning through online resource, books, and peers. What Treehouse offers over a college curriculum at this point is a focus on technology you'll actually use and a way better cost. We still have a lot of room for growth that we all want to see as soon as possible, but yes, at this point, we have enough material to back up Ryan's claim, and hopefully we'll have even more success stories to share soon.

Thanks everyone for chiming in! @Michael, we really appreciate feedback from our students, so keep us posted as you work through Learning Adventures!

Jonmarc Stevens
Jonmarc Stevens
6,414 Points

This may be a late response (two years late), but I agree with this. Learning shouldn't just stop at school or an online class but to branch out even further regardless of age. For myself I want to become a more developed UX designer, and my job has shown me that along with Treehouse and even some YouTube and Udemy courses. If you want to grow you will and trust me people will take notice of it and provide you a job on your skills.

From what I've seen, I think the claim is ridiculous. I think Treehouse is a good resource, and I've been using it for about 3 months along with other resources, but if Treehouse can get you ready for a career in 3 months, I'm definitely doing something wrong. I definitely don't think completing a couple of learning adventures is enough to get anyone hired.

I'm personally trying to focus on Wordpress site design and development, so I've done all the html and css courses, and I'm working on PHP now, along with any Wordpress specific courses, and I'm constantly building Wordpress sites for myself and my friends and family. I am hungry for knowledge, and I've been spending an excessive amount of time in front of the computer. I'm getting better and gaining confidence with help from Treehouse, but at this point, but I certainly don't feel as if I'm ready to go out and start applying for jobs.

I really think Treehouse needs to focus more on career tracks, because frankly, most of the stuff I've learned here, I could've taught myself for free using internet tutorials, but I'm willing to give Treehouse a few more months to prove their value to me. I signed up for Treehouse, because I too saw the advertisements talking about getting a job in 6 months, but I feel that without any type of career guidance, and/or a personalized career track, I'm not any further ahead than I would be using Google every time I'm stumped. What I'm lacking isn't hunger, or access to information. The internet is loaded with free tutorials for css, html, php, wordpress... What I need is someone with the knowledge to help filter through this wealth of information, so I could use my time and energy more efficiently, and learning things that are going to help me find a career.

Pasan Premaratne
STAFF
Pasan Premaratne
Treehouse Teacher

I think that people also tend to be misguided about the skill level necessary for an entry level job in tech. If you can code a WordPress site then you're ahead of a lot of people. Sure it's great to know everything that goes into building a website - frontend, backend, design and so on, but the reality is that at an entry level job you won't be doing all of it on on your own. There are cases where you might be, but that's not the norm.

We host Treehouse networking events once in a while, and I've met quite a few people who've told me that they've taken our HTML, CSS, WordPress and PHP courses and now have jobs in tech, where a couple months ago they had no knowledge of programming. So yes, it is possible. It all depends on what kind of job you are aiming for.

Mark Josephsen
Mark Josephsen
5,675 Points

Possible? Where? Not here.

I just got a computer science degree in web development so a lot of the courses here are easy or old news to me. I've had 5 or 6 interviews in the past few months and sent countless resumes and cover letters. The overwhelming response: I know NOTHING of what it takes to get Junior or Entry-Level positions and I have NO experience ANYWHERE NEAR what I need.

Don't get me wrong, I like Treehouse and am grateful to learn new stuff and keep current on old stuff, but I COMPLETELY disagree with you.

I don't think I can code a Wordpress site. I can use developer tools to see the css and manipulate that, or I can cut and paste php if someone tells me where, but I can't build themes or plugins. I think you make a good point that people are misguided about the skill level necessary for an entry level job in tech. I wouldn't even call myself misguided. I'm simply ignorant. I have no idea. When I signed on with Treehouse, that's the type of information and guidance I was hoping to get. That's the type of service I really need from Treehouse. How can I best use Treehouse to find a job in 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or whatever. Without career guidance, I don't think I'm getting my money's worth, especially considering the grand claims Mr. Carson is making in his advertisements.

@Martin if you are looking for "career guidance, and/or a personalized career track" why not ask for some help with that in a separate thread. I'm sure a few students and staff would be glad to help you. After all when you succeed, Treehouse also succeeds. You might also want to find a mentor.

I used to be in that boat, looking for guidance in the world. When you really get down to it, that can only come from within.

I'm really not looking for guidance in this world. I'm trying to figure out the fastest way to develop enough tech skills to find an entry level job. This thread is about the ability of Treehouse to help us do that in three months, and I think it's important to voice my opinion on the issue, because I feel the claim is greatly exaggerated. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I would like to know the specifics surrounding the people making these claims. What badges did they earn? What kind of job did they get? How did they find it...? I think if Treehouse is going to advertise itself as an online school that can help you get a job in three months, they have a certain level of responsibility to show you how to make that a reality.

More power to you man, I hope you find those specifics out and that they help you. They aren't really important to me as I am absolutely sure that I am getting my money's worth here at Treehouse, based on the skills I have seen myself develop.

Just because a company has a goal doesn't mean they ever reach that point, but I feel it's great that they strive to reach that point in the first place.

Anyway, good luck, I'm gonna go code some Rails...

Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

Wow, I definitely didn't expect this much interaction when I first posted my question! Thanks a lot for all of the opinions guys! I think I'm going to just find out!

I've decided to blog my journey from the beginning of May to the end of July to put the claim to the test :D At the end of July I'll start applying for entry level DEVELOPER jobs but continue learn at treehouse for 2 more months before making a decision :D

You guys heard it here first lol...I've never done anything like this before but I hear a blog is a good way to keep going/build a resume.

Anyways, thanks for all the advice, and I'll see you guys in a couple months!

Christopher Mlalazi
Christopher Mlalazi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,299 Points

Two years later, what happened Michael - that is if you are still here at Treehouse as I just enrolled four weeks back.

Michael Liendo, your twitter/blog shows that you just got a job offer last week! BIG congrats, man!

Ben Jakuben
STAFF
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Lots of good discussion in here! @Martin, our Learning Adventures are intended to guide you through our courses to learn the skills we offer in a suggested order. The goal is that you would be ready for an entry-level job that corresponds to the Learning Adventure you choose.

@Michael, that is an awesome idea! Let us know when you post stuff! Here's a recent article from one of our students on maximizing your time at Treehouse:

Learn to Code: How To Get The Most Out Of Your Treehouse account

@Liendo, where can I follow your blog?

@Martin and Treehouse Staff, Those points are actually quite valid, and something to bring up. Treehouse as a company, in my opinion, mirrors those of Martins. I truly believe Treehouse could benefit tremendously from some sort of career assistance, guidance, tracks that work in advertising, and would also work for customer loyalty. Always a good thing! Referrals! Definition!

Michael Liendo

Any update on your progress so far? :)

I'm interested to know, too!

Gianni Zamora
Gianni Zamora
9,547 Points

I know I will. On the side of doing treehouse tutorials for html, css, javascript. I am learning ruby on rails on Youtube and will be getting into mobile app development in the future. You see it is an investment, and not only that but I would rather spend time learning something that will help me make income instead of getting a regular food or retail job just to get by. Hustle during summer time on tree house or anything you wanna do. Don't let people make you constantly just "chill" it will be well worth it in the end when your getting more dough in a year than they do working at mcdonalds for 3 years

Martina Carrington
Martina Carrington
15,447 Points

i so agree Gianni, I'm doing the same thing myself hopefully i will be finish with my lessons by july

I'm taking Treehouse as an alternative to General Assembly. I weighed up General Assembly and I realized that I am very much a independent, self learner, think its called a autodidact rather than someone who benefits that much from a classroom environment. Essential the huge price difference between an immersive or even part-time workshop and this is the on hand coach and also the project work you get on the back of it.

I think Treehouse could do with a kind of portfolio builder track but apart from that its fantastic value for money.

Remains to be seen if I'll get a entry position job out of it, but would at least like to be able to do some freelancing by the end of it.

Ben Jakuben
Ben Jakuben
Treehouse Teacher

Thanks for the feedback! We want to add more information about building a portfolio, but in the mean time, check out our Career Resources page.

You have to be ready to fail. I have been studying programming for 1 month. In that time I was payed to design 2 wordpress sites. Did I make enough to survive on. Nope :) but I made enough money to pay for a year of pro treehouse subscription. Just google freelance web design jobs and learn as you code. Be honest with your clients that you are new and don't ask for too much money! Do I think treehouse.com could help someone get a job in programming in 6 months? Yeah pretty easily. Google could do that. I used lynda.com last month and there are WAY more videos there, but treehouse seems a lot more organized and I like these videos better. I hope they continue to get better. Good luck.

Andrew Stelmach
Andrew Stelmach
12,372 Points

My two-pennies worth. I don't yet have a job in tech, but I think I COULD get one anytime now. I applied for a couple recently after I showed my github and a couple of apps to a professional developer and he said he thinks I could get a Junior Rails Developer position.

The proof is in the pudding, as they say... no job yet, but I'm just going to keep going regardless. It seems inevitable to me that I will eventually get a job if I just keep studying and practicing.

I don't only use Treehouse, but it's the only website I'm subscribed to apart from RailsCasts (and I don't actually use that much).

Treehouse IS limited for Rails (I can only speak with any authority about Rails here), but it's still a great resource. That's why I'm still subscribed. Some of the materials are well-organised. I dip in and out of it now and always see something useful to use in my own projects... which leads me onto the most important point...

Always build your own stuff.

Finally, the only other point I can think to make right now is that I'm glad I started with Treehouse when I was at ground zero. At the time, I thought it was the only decent resource out there, so I stuck to the CSS Foundations course religiously (I still have almost the entire course in note form! GREAT reference material!). It provided me with a solid foundation for CSS that is still paying off now for the bits of CSS I do in my Rails projects.

Seth Goldberger
Seth Goldberger
2,340 Points

I have been on Treehouse for just under a month. I am blowing through my track at the moment in hopes of getting a higher paying job. I majored in MIS 15 years ago and hated C++ and Advanced C++. I had terrible placement out of college and haven't worked in the tech industry yet. I've focused mainly on sales and marketing. Truth be told, I never thought I'd be able to figure out CSS or HTML since I really struggled with C++. I also felt I was too old for my brain to soak in more computer programming and my biggest regret is not giving this a shot years ago. That being said, Treehouse has finally given me some hope that I can make it in the industry. I feel I've learned more in the last month than I did in two years within my major at college. As I go through the lessons, I take extensive notes (constantly pausing) so that I can review the coursework later and have references in case I get stuck coding my own projects. My hope is to eventually become a UX designer as that really interests me. Some UX professionals tell me I really don't need to know how to code but I feel it will just give me that much more of an advantage. I am married with a child and I support everyone so I can't afford the cost or time of a UX bootcamp. I wouldn't feel I had a chance of succeeding without understanding all the principles behind the code. Treehouse is absolutely the best learning experience I've ever had (I hated school in general) and I know it will lead to good things down the road. My wife and daughter deserve a good life and the tech industry is the only place I will be able to provide it. All I can suggest is take as many courses as you can and I have no doubt if you work at it you will succeed and find a great job. Best of Luck to you all and thank you Treehouse for everything.

Sexual Potatoes
Sexual Potatoes
12,051 Points

Wonderful stories. You can easily get an entry level job, as some said, but that means you won't be doing the heavy lifting, just assisting teams in coding efforts.

To get a leading job you'll have to dedicate more time - and find various resources - to build projects and get the skills necessary to be a great programmer. You cannot do this with Treehouse alone.

Christopher Mlalazi
Christopher Mlalazi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,299 Points

Another 2 year old question...@Michael, it would be interesting for some of us who are still starting and are plagued by the same question. What happened? Did you finally master coding, and how long did it take you before you thought you were proficient enough?

Ricky Garcia
Ricky Garcia
18,864 Points

I think you can learn a ton from this site but you need to add to your skills. I've only been using Treehouse for about 2 1/2 months but I've learned way more than I did on my own. I'm enrolled in the Udacity course and Treehouse has helped me immensely with my understanding. I've also used Udemy and read a few books. Treehouse is my go to resource for learning something brand new. Am I ready for a job? Probably not. Reason being is that I don't have any deliverables. However, I'm working on them now. I'm planning on finishing the Udacity program sometime in January putting in 20-25 hours a week. After this I plan on leaving my job to study full time on developing projects, learning, Illustrator, Photoshop, PHP, and Wordpress. One the the craziest things I've ever done? This would be about 10-11 months. I'll have to let you know if I'll be job ready by then.

Christopher Mlalazi
Christopher Mlalazi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,299 Points

Good plan Richard, wish you luck. I am only in Treehouse, but now and then go to codecademy to compare somethings I don’t understand here, and like you I am putting in a lot of time on this as I am hungry to learn. Let’s share notes as we go along for inspiration. I have been on Treehouse for 1 month now but I am making pretty good progress. I come from a book writing background and so I understand total commitment if you want to get something done. Cheers!

sean purdy
sean purdy
2,770 Points

Great this has inspired me even more! I am currently putting in around 1 hour - 1.30 hours a day i am studying the front end web developer and i will then look to see what track i want to follow next. I tried with Lynda.com but i feel treehouse is 100 times better for learning, i can keep concentration easier, its a lot more fun and you get the code task and questionnaire at the end to re-enforce what you have learned.

My goal is to leave my current 9-5 job and have a freelance web design job and living in a different country (Preferably with sun all year round) by July this year!

sean purdy
sean purdy
2,770 Points

I believe you can...you just have to be willing to put around 2-3 hours a day in if you want to be knowledgable by then, i'm going to be taking the tech degree course in the next week, and then i will progress on to maybe more back-end development and then design

Christopher Mlalazi
Christopher Mlalazi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,299 Points

I take almost 6-7 hours a day, two in the early morning (1 am to 3am) two in the afternoon, and another 2 or 3 in the evening. It's a pretty punishing schedule, but I think I am making some good progress. I only relax on weekends, and maybe sometimes put in two hours for both Saturday and Sunday. I started late in coding and I have some catching up to do.

Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

Just to followup with this post and everyone that has posted in the past 3 years! I recently updated this post here: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/my-blog-post-on-my-recent-interview-for-a-webdeveloper-position I will say that I had to take some time off because at the time I didn't feel that there was a way for me to learn the necessary skills with the then current roadmap. Whether or not that was true at the time is debatable, the fact is that I lost interest. Fast forward to today's content and road map and it's a hands down, undisputed and resounding "yes you can!" I'm a JavaScript developer. The Roadmap to be a front-end JavaScript developer is outstanding (especially the jQuery section). The server-side is top-notch, and it's getting even better with it integrating mongodb (hello MEAN stack!). Admittedly, I took a course on Udemy entitled, The Complete Web Developer Course, by Rob Percival (another attributed factor to my success.). Can it be done in 3-6 months? YES! Is it tough, absolutely! I balanced and sacrificed sleep, a full-time job, and time with my daughter, but my life is so much better now! Again, any questions, feel free to contact me via the forum, social media (@model3volution), or my blog, I'm more than happy to be in a position to give back!

Christopher Mlalazi
Christopher Mlalazi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,299 Points

Wow that's inspiring Michael, congratulations! Let me check your blog post. I am only six months in coding, and have only just crawling into javascript after Html and CSS and I am completely enjoying this adventure. Hopefully one day I will also be telling my kin and friends that I am now a javascript developer too!

sean purdy
sean purdy
2,770 Points

Hey thats great to know Michael, i am only 1 month into coding, soon to start treehouse's tech degree course to be a front -end web developer! I want to ideally go freelance, so i can follow my dream of travel but earn a good living at the same time, i want to live in South America/ South East Asia and Romania :)

This has inspired me to do more and work harder! maybe i need to put more hours in but i also am big on my fitness working out 6 days a week and a full time job and also have a passion for writing.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

Hey folks :D

Does anyone want to join our team slack where we collaborate on projects, and help each other?

Anyone is welcome, if your a designer, or an app developer or maybe web dev, your welcome. If your a beginner or advanced, your welcome, doesn't matter. If your interested please comment under this answer.

Any more questions please ask :)

Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

Sorry for the late reply, I'd definitely be interested!

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

Hi Michael Liendo , if you want to join, you can go on this link right here, and enter your email, and after that check your email and you will receive a join email to the slack group :)

Hey Konrad,

I'd like to join your team, if the offer is still available. I'm an iOS freelancer who is learning Android here. Also, I've been waiting for an opp to use slack :)

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

Hey, just enter your email here and follow instructions. http://newdevelopersteam.herokuapp.com/

Nigel Richards
Nigel Richards
Pro Student 1,903 Points

Hey Konrad,

I know I'm a tad bit late, but I'd love to be included in your offering :)

Christopher Mlalazi
Christopher Mlalazi
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,299 Points

@Konrad Pilch, add me to the group please. At this stage I can only manage HTML5 and CSS3, and have just started learning JavaScript for two months now. I started coding last year in June and I am working hard to learn. My email address is chrismlalazi@gmail.com. I am a full time creative writer by the way.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

I can't add lol -_- but just remembered

If anyone want to join go here

And then check your email

Robert Hustwick
Robert Hustwick
12,954 Points

I've been an on-again, off-again user of this site for about three years now. While I've never gotten a job or even made a dime as a result of what I've learned, I'm still glad to have used it. The price is affordable, and you really do learn a lot... even if you don't use it professionally. I wouldn't mind jumping in on the techdegree program but paying $399 a month is just not affordable for me.

Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

For those still following, my latest post is up! I talk about my first project as a web developer thanks to what I learned from Treehouse! http://wp.me/p74H20-3v

Martina Carrington
Martina Carrington
15,447 Points

@Michael Liendo you have a awesome blog goal.

Michael Liendo
Michael Liendo
15,324 Points

martina carrington Thank you! Christopher Mlalazi Hang in there! Hope all is going well

After 2 weeks, I launched a way for my metro area to view who has the most followers on Instagram, and view the most liked pics. I was a challenge there were several times when I thought I'd gotten over my head. But thanks to Treehouse and their AJAX course I'd taken a while ago, I wasn't doing anything that I hadn't been exposed to. Shameless plug, the article is here: http://qctimes.com/q-c-famous-who-has-the-most-followers-on-instagram/article_bdf454b8-f5ea-11e5-8550-a35819d29c30.html

More importantly though (the link I hope most of you click if interested in JS or the Instagram API) is the screencast that Instagram makes you do before an app can be accepted and thus go live, it's loaded with an html5 tag so give it a minute before it loads: http://176.32.230.250/michaelliendo.com/instagramSubmission/video.html it's not a tutorial, but more of an outline to show my thought process and give real world insight.

I've been using treehouse on and off since they launched, I work as a growth hacker with a strong presence in web development and ruby on rails development. I have been hired to consult, fulltime and started several start-ups from the information obtained.

My most recent job offer was $150,000/year not bad.

I have had offers from overstock.com, amazon, netflix and BVaccel

Just some insight that it is obtainable, I have no degree and started with no coding knowledge.

I've been using treehouse on and off since they launched, I work as a growth hacker with a strong presence in web development and ruby on rails development. I have been hired to consult, fulltime and started several start-ups from the information obtained.

My most recent job offer was $150,000/year not bad.

I have had offers from overstock.com, amazon, netflix and BVaccel

Just some insight that it is obtainable, I have no degree and started with no coding knowledge.

Martina Carrington
Martina Carrington
15,447 Points

Thanks Daniel Snell this really motivated me keep practicing

Hi Daniel, I know this post is kinda old but i wanted to know about what you do as a growth hacker. Thank you

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

ran ashkenazi how do you know hes a hacker?

sean purdy
sean purdy
2,770 Points

Great to know thanks Daniel! This inspires me to keep on learning!

Anytime man, daniel@evometa.com if you ever need help, advice or someone contextual to talk to.

Hello,

I got a job in 3 months. I posted my story on Quora here.

https://www.quora.com/Can-you-get-a-job-after-finishing-Codeacademy-and-Treehouse/answer/Chris-Sean-3?srid=Q4AQ

Now, I'm not going to lie, I got very lucky with getting my first job as a web developer.

I genuinely believe I have an easy to get along with personality which must have helped.

Just because you learn to code doesnt mean you get a job. You need to be able to show how hungry you are, show examples of what you built, and prove to them you will be a rare jewel found in a bag of gold.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

What do you do at you job? HTML, CSS?

I work with HTML & CSS. Now I'm learning and starting to use JavaScript & jQuery.

Konrad Pilch
Konrad Pilch
2,434 Points

Strange! I'm not sure, but if I'm right, isn't getting a job to do jsut HTML and CSS very rare? Anyways, i think i can actually be ready for some job. If thats what you know, I think i feel more confident. Oh well, I will see in a month or two :D

Thanks for the post!