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Layoffs at Treehouse
I'm not sure if any of you are aware, but it looks like Treehouse have just had some major layoffs. It looks as if most key teachers have been laid off and more seem to be tweeting as time goes on.
Treehouse are non-responsive on Twitter, email and currently there isn't a staff member replying in the iOS Techdegree slack group which is especially odd.
As someone who is half way through the tech degree, having spent a respectable amount on it thus far, I'm concerned right now about the investment I've made and the company doesn't seem to be offering any reassurance.
Is anyone in the same boat? Are there any active staff members in the other tech degree slack groups? Is there life out there?
https://twitter.com/JoshSullivan/status/1135953766346371072 https://twitter.com/chelseyvrich/status/1135964226839810049 https://twitter.com/benjakuben/status/1135916735880544256 https://twitter.com/nickrp/status/1135898867403243521 https://twitter.com/aimee_ebooks/status/1135584008916623361 https://twitter.com/treasureporth/status/1135692790589841409 https://twitter.com/pasanpr/status/1135642633899057152 https://twitter.com/randomjake/status/1135923738518654981 https://twitter.com/bbrit1002/status/1135903516680163329 https://twitter.com/ahl389/status/1135738979909656576 https://twitter.com/jaymcgavren/status/1135705792307351552 https://twitter.com/madcowley/status/1135624887425470468 https://twitter.com/keaton_taylor/status/1135619553860423680
And more seem to be cropping up at the moment...Most surprising is Nick and Pasan, but that could just be because they were the main teachers I came across. It looks like some of the others were key teachers in other areas too.
I hope you're right and it doesn't have any effect, however I don't recall the 2016 changes including so many key players? I'm hoping for the best, but the lack of reassurance from Treehouse is making me panic a tad.
Yeah Dave was also recommended on slack and was tagged, but there hasn’t been anything posted there yet. Cheers for the reply though Craig.
Sheila Anguiano25,324 Points
As someone that started using TH after being laid off by surprise, I definitely can relate to all the teachers, but it also makes me worry about TH future...
Unfortunately for me I don't have that pro membership to be able to do that :( I've enjoyed the courses and have been an on and off customer since way back when they had their conspiracy videos mixed in.
I dont think they close the website. aloyt of students including me learn from it and alot of videos had been made.
Steven Parker Lol u got me wrong although I will be happy to see toturials from u XD. Im asking if by any chance u downloaded any videos from treehouse that u can send to me without ill have to update to pro account
Another question i have is, do u know any other good node.js toturials besides the ones here?
They’ve stopped offering the iOS Techdegree on the website now. No word on what’s happening with existing students or the money we’ve spent thus far.
Jamie ReardonTreehouse Project Reviewer
What about the FEWD techdegree? I'm at unit 4 don't tell me something is going to happen to that. This place is my hope for pursuing a successful career!
steven, which projects u done in node.js after learning here? i did the nose js basics and it was ok, it was long time ago and i’m planning to get back to the web stack, i remember that the node .js dynamic site creation is out of date and a lot of ppl couldn’t complete it.
Yea this was a little scary I admit
Robert Conti23,274 Points
So I read up on everything, but does anyone have insight as to why iOS (Swift) is not an "in-demand" technology right now? Is there a dip in the job market with respect to iOS?
I'd sign up if it became available again.
Daniel TuratoJava Web Development Techdegree Graduate 30,121 Points
I'm on the Java Web Techdegree and even though the course has not been listed for a while now, they haven't answered any of my questions regarding the course content for most of my time spent on the course. Then last week , they completely shut down the slack and had the audacity to say that it was inactive and nobody asked any questions! If they couldn't provide the support, they shouldn't of been willing to take my $200 a month! I'm on the last project for it now but I'm annoyed to say the least that I've had no support throughout.
What about VR? Correct me if I'm wrong, but this seems to be predicted to become one of the widest used technologies in the next twenty years. It seems to be against Threehouse's mission to get rid of this.