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Nicholas OlsenFront End Web Development Techdegree Student 19,342 Points
I'm trying to build a portfolio. Lets collaborate!
I'm 27, I'm a new father. I've been a computer geek my whole life. I've taken classes on Java, C++ and Data Structures and Algorithms.
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I've been putting myself out there to try and get projects from friends, family and coworkers. So far I've got one that I'm just finishing (you can see an unfinished version of it here. I designed and wrote all of the code myself using Compass and jQuery. I would love to find some designers or developers that would like to collaborate on any projects I can find. I can't guarantee money, but I can say that I always push for some kind of compensation. (And I'm not too bad of a salesman :D)
I'm also looking for projects to work on. So, if you have a project that you think I can help with please let me know! I would love to join!
Ultimately, I'd like to make some connections with people that have similar goals and interests. We can share insights, techniques, workflow, advice, etc.
If you want to put your information up for others to find, please do so! Maybe you're studying iOS or Android development and you'd like to collaborate. Those aren't areas that I know about but maybe you can find someone that would like work with you.
jase richards10,379 Points
Hey, I think that's a great idea, and good job so far on your unfinished project. I would be willing to collaborate on anything, just having the experience alone would be great. I'm a bit behind you though, I am currently working on learning HTML and CSS, I have a little bit of Ruby on Rails experience but I'm very much a beginner at this so if there's anything you'd want to include me and vice versa I would be up for that I'll add you on twitter as well, my handle is @jasieJase so you know who it is.
Ingrid Bardales10,616 Points
Hi Nicholas, I'm in the same boat as Jason but if you still think i can help my twitter handle is @olmc1.
Ricky Catron13,023 Points
Just a comment on your unfinished page. Everything is so big! I feel as if I am being shouted at. But I like it so far.
dane wesolko7,353 Points
Hey Nicholas Olsen,
My name is Dane Wesolko. I am also studying in Treehouse like you. I have a degree in graphic design and have been working in the industry for almost 10 years now. I recently have decided to learn coding to further enhance my skills and open up new doors of opportunity. I think it would be really fun to work on some projects here and there and just make some connections. Or even give any insight. Feel free to hit me up anytime.
All the best,
Hi Nicholas, I just sent you an email about a 1 page website.
Hi Nicholas, Total side note on your work in progress site. Be prepared to add a decent amount of legal lines and an equal housing logo to the design (you can google for the equal housing logo and get their download). I usually place them in the bottom footer. Also the loan officers NMLS number should be easy to find in their contact, not sure if California requires their state license numbers as well as the rule vary greatly by state, but the CFPB gets pretty peculiar about mortgage marketing you may also need to include the companies NMLS number as well and even a separate disclaimer since this is an outside site and not the actual companies, the LO should be able to get a contact for you with their marketing and compliance dept. to provide that information (I actually work as an in-house design lead in a marketing department for a mortgage company the rules are burned into my brain). Otherwise I would say it looks like you're on a good track and is a huge improvement on the majority of financial sites. Sorry I know that wasn't exactly what you were looking for, but wanted to give you a heads up of some of the legal requirements before you got too far along.
Marcus H4,267 Points
I've been learning design lately and have gotten better but have way to go, my best work in my opinion is the one called 'AF Redesign' which was also my first paid gig. At the moment I'm lacking the skills to help out on the dev side but if you need any help with designing the UI/layout I'd be more than happy to contribute. If you think I'm good enough that is...
Marcus H4,267 Points
Yeah I still feel young and my hunger for learning has never been this strong. I hated school but absolutely love learning new things now, it's funny how that worked out.