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General Discussion

Chris Ellinger
Chris Ellinger
26,494 Points

Looking for collaborators

I'm looking for collaborators for some projects. Most of my friends aren't really into computers and design, so it makes it hard to find like minded people to work with. Where do you find people to collaborate with? Also if anybody is interested let me know. I really feel like collaborating is the best way to push your talents to the next level.

39 Answers

Dan Ridley
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Dan Ridley
Courses Plus Student 14,839 Points

That is great you are reaching out for collaborators. I feel exactly the same way. I have not that many friends that are interested like us in the web. I think that is why I decided to start a Boston area Treehouse meet-up. It starts on Sunday and I am really excited to see who comes. I am sure there are members that would love to sharpen their skills with you.

Steven Reda
Steven Reda
2,954 Points

Hey i'm still really new to this area but I'm motivated and want to learn. I'd be interested in working on some projects. What do you have in mind?

Dan Ridley
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Dan Ridley
Courses Plus Student 14,839 Points

I am still watching videos and sharpening my skills. I do not have any current projects that I am working on but I am sure that other Treehouse members will have some projects that you guys can collaborate on. Maybe some other members have some practice projects that are working on that you can be included. I will send some tweets out with a link to this post and we can see if we can find some collaborators.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Dan Ridley - I see the powers that be have made you a mod, welcome to the team :+1:

Chris Ellinger
Chris Ellinger
26,494 Points

Dan Ridley Thank you. I appreciate your help.

Steven Reda Whats the best way to contact you other than on the forum? Do you have twitter? I could DM you.

James Olguin
James Olguin
9,527 Points

I'm always down to work on stuff. Hit me up anytime. Email or twitter. :)

John Locke
John Locke
15,479 Points

@Dan Ridley is a moderator now...freaking sweet!

Dan Ridley
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Dan Ridley
Courses Plus Student 14,839 Points

Yes I am James Barnett and it is awesome.

Your Welcome Chris Ellinger It was no problem at all anytime!

Thanks John Locke This is awesome. I love helping members find answers and connect!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

John Locke - I've noticed @names aren't showing up as actual tagged links.

John Locke
John Locke
15,479 Points

Thanks James. I've noticed that happening sometimes too.

George Offley
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George Offley
Courses Plus Student 7,386 Points

I'm down if you want to start collaborating! I am fairly well versed in front end development and I'm getting more and more in RoR. Feel free to hit me with any opportunities!! Chris Ellinger

Email: geo.offley@gmail.com twitter: @georgeoffley

George Offley
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George Offley
Courses Plus Student 7,386 Points

Pumped, since no one I know even like computers. It will be nice to hang with others where I can absorb knowledge!

Dan Ridley
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Dan Ridley
Courses Plus Student 14,839 Points

Awesome George. It is great to see your enthusiasm. See you on Sunday

Chris Ellinger
Chris Ellinger
26,494 Points

Wow. I'm thrilled with the response this post is getting. When I get home this evening I'll contact those who've responded. Thanks guys!

I'm definitely still learning. But I'm always interesed in working with others. You can reach me on email ktferretti@gmail.com or twitter @ktferretti. I feel just as stuck as you do, haha.

I'm always down for making new friends in the design and development field. If anyone wants to talk about possible collaboration let me know. I have 4 years of graphic design experience as well as a pretty good understanding of HTML/CSS but I'm just starting to immerse myself in Javascript and PHP.

James Olguin
James Olguin
9,527 Points

Hey everyone,

I made a Google+ Community group for collaborating with other Treehouse members. Figure would be a good way to stay connected, talk about projects you need help on, hangouts, and chat.

https://plus.google.com/communities/101449294826409884764

I'm still learning, but I'm down for collaborating and making new friends in the design and development world. I can be reached at kay.rea3@gmail.com.

I'm still learning, but I'm down for collaborating and making new friends in the design and development world. I can be reached at kay.rea3@gmail.com.

What a great idea! I'm still learning too (aren't we all). But that's exactly why collaboration would be so awesome. Count me in!

How do you plan on doing this? I see Twitter handles, email addresses, G+ groups. What's the best way?

My twitter handle is @heydustinlee : )

Chris Ellinger
Chris Ellinger
26,494 Points

This is insane! I posted this on a complete whim and never thought it would go this far, much less be tweeted out by @treehouse. I'm going through and gathering everyones information right now. I think the Google+ page is a good idea. I am also following everyone who has a twitter account. Make sure to follow back so DM's are possible. I'm @devoidofgenius on Twitter. Wow, just wow!

Keith Monaghan
Keith Monaghan
9,494 Points

I'm in! I'd love to collaborate on something. I think the Google+ community page is a great idea!

Here's my Twitter handle: @KeithMon

What's cool about this is that I've been feeling all alone (and occasionally stuck and stranded) in my "learning adventure." Sounds like other folks were too. There's an old saying "that which is most personal is most general." I think that applies here.

Chris Ellinger
Chris Ellinger
26,494 Points

Julie Kuehl I'm right there with you. I mentioned adding a more social aspect to the Treehouse site for this very reason. It would be nice to have the ability to do all of this on the site where it originated, rather than trying to figure out the best option. The forum isn't really meant for something like this. I am very grateful that it was here though to start the conversation.

George Offley
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George Offley
Courses Plus Student 7,386 Points

Chris Ellingsworth I think the idea of a google+ is best, it seems the best for a colabs, one possible problem I see with it is upkeep and maintenance of the page. But I'm willing to try until treehouse incorporates a feature like that into their site.

This would be great to incorporate into Learning Adventures. Connecting with cohorts would be very helpful!

Julie we will need your G+ info or your gmail. Someone will invite you to it. I'm blocked from it while I'm at work or I would.

I found the link that had been posted earlier. I requested an invite.

Chris Ellinger
Chris Ellinger
26,494 Points

When I get to a computer I'll see about the invites. If you look it up on Google+ its called Treehouse Team Up.

Keith Monaghan
Keith Monaghan
9,494 Points

Here's the link. Just request an invite. You have to have a Google+ account (which is based on a Gmail address).

https://plus.google.com/communities/101449294826409884764

George Offley
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George Offley
Courses Plus Student 7,386 Points

Just requested, super excited to socialize and work with other burgeoning developers and designers!

Is it possible to still get on this? I have always wanted to work on a project with other designers/developers.

Thanks, Andy

James Olguin
James Olguin
9,527 Points

Yeah, just request an invite.

https://plus.google.com/communities/101449294826409884764

Just need to be a Treehouse member and have a Google+ account.

I'm extremely down! Email: JSKTREP777@gmail.com