21st Century Skills

Ryan Mouser
STAFF
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday (10/15) โ€“ Connect with other Treehouse Students!

Networking Thursday

Hey Treehouse Students!

Welcome back to another Networking Thursday, where you can connect with other Treehouse Students!

Thanks to those of you who participated in the last Networking Thursday! Be sure to invite your friends to participate as well!

๐Ÿ’ฌ How to participate in Networking Thursday:

Icebreaker Activity

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity โ€“ Describe your coding (or design) journey by only using emojis! ๐Ÿ˜„ Tip: To add emojis from Mac by using the keyboard shortcut Command+Control+Shift or Windows by pressing the Windows key and the period button.
  2. Introduce yourself!
  3. Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to
  4. Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on
  5. Share your interests, hobbies, etc!
  6. Chat with other students here by responding to their posts!

Make those connections, support each other, leave some endorsements/recommendations on other student's LinkedIn profiles, lend a helping hand to folx in search of work in tech, and give some positive feedback on fellow student's projects. We're all on this learning journey together!


I'll kick things off! ๐Ÿ’ฌ

I'm Ryan Mouser, the Content & Community Marketing Specialist here at Treehouse. I was 15 years old when I started learning to code in PHP for a popular text-based MMORPG game. I've been with Treehouse for over 2 years now and have had the amazing opportunity to wear many different hats. I've been learning with Treehouse since 2015 (you can check out my previous profile here).

Currently, I'm working alongside our world-class team on some exciting opportunities to bring the Treehouse Community closer together. Stay tuned! ๐Ÿ˜€

Outside of Treehouse, I have the joy of living life with my incredible wife, our 3 awesome kids, and our 2 cat furbabies. We love to make music, garden, cook, play games, and watch fun TV (Schitt's Creek Season 6 is on Netflix!)

My coding journey has looked a bit like this... maybe some of you can relate?

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ•ทโ“๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜‘โŒจ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ’ฌโ›‘๐Ÿคฏโ—๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿงณ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿž๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”‚โŒจ๏ธ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ†˜๐Ÿ’ฌ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ˜ฒโœ…โœ…โœ…๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŽŠ

You can connect with me on LinkedIn here. Looking forward to connecting with y'all!

Happy networking! :)

Paul Rohrer
Paul Rohrer
5,238 Points

Hi everyone! My name is Paul, and I currently work in healthcare dining management. I love my job, but am looking to get back into web design - healthcare can be so draining, emotionally!

I have my associates in web graphic design, but have been out of the industry for so long, I need to get myself up to speed. So much feels different from how it was, when I was last working as a designer!

I'm currently working on project 2 in the FEWD course. I hope to have it completed and submitted soon!

In my spare time, I love watching Netflix(can't wait to get started on the new Unsolved Mysteries!) playing my Switch(Currently obsessed with Hades!) and playing with my kitty.

Here is my LinkedIn, if anyone would like to add me! https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-rohrer-b3b6593b/

And as far as my coding journey is concerned... ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” But I hope with lots of practice, I can make it a ๐Ÿคฉ!

15 Answers

Hadley Mann
Hadley Mann
5,267 Points

Hello all, I am currently learning Javascript after dabbling in front end HTML on and off for a year or so. Finding the dynamic nature of the language really exciting and much more interesting to learn. As a hospitality professional for my entire working life, I am helping to gain skills and knowledge that I can use to help out others in my industry ( one that is notoriously slow to adapt tech solutions ). In my spare time I am passionate about the outdoors and am an active daily runner. Building a basic blog website currently to play around with various things I have learned, not at a point I wish to share yet though! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿง๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ’ก ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ˜ฉ ( repeat ad infinitum )

Hey Hadley! You should connect with the rest of us on LinkedIn!

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Hey Hadley! Excited to see how your blog website comes together! Keep up the good work :)

Howdy, I am currently learning JavaScript and hope to get to a point where I can gain employment by spring 2021. I earned a BFA in Graphic Design in 2018 and found that to be a less than military friendly job. We move a lot so I need something that compliments that lifestyle. With COVID, kids doing distance and the time I have due to 2020, I decided to apply myself and learn front end development. I do not have any projects that I would like to share at the moment but I have a few that I am brainstorming. I am very optimistic about this journey, especially after finding TreeHouse. I tried to learn using a lot of the free sources but over a month later and things were getting awfully difficult to stick. Now things make sense and I am progressing! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ค๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ™‚โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜...

edited to add: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamaragontarek/ Git Hub: MrsG_ood (its a word play ... Dr Who)

Hello Everyone who has and/or will comment! I'm a Navy veteran currently on terminal leave, I am doing an IT apprenticeship training course through TLG in the Seattle area and learning more Python as I have been dabbling in it for the past few months. I hope to make the transition into Tech as my previous field is Nuclear Power/Engineering maintenance and I'm definitely more interested in Software Development, Game Development and Cloud Computing. My coding journey has looked like: ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ‘โœ”๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Hope to connect with you all on LinkedIn, you can contact me at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hunterbmoffitt/

Hi Hunter, I added you on linked. If you need someone to study with or bounce ideas off of shoot me a msg. Nice to meet you

Hi Hunter! Congratulations on your apprenticeship! I am from the Seattle area too!

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Nice to meet you, Hunter! Thank you for your service. Congrats on your apprenticeship and best of luck!

Anthony Prabowo
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Anthony Prabowo
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 26,374 Points

Hey everyone! I'm a student at University of California, Irvine and currently pursuing a bachelor degree in Business Information Management. I stated learning code back when I was doing my old job as a computer lab technician in the community college. I remember that at some point in my education journey, I decided to enroll in a C++ course. It was a fine experience but I remember hating it after I move to university and I stop coding for around 6 months until I found a video of Chris Sean (idk if you guys have heard about him on YouTube). My curiosity for coding grew ever-since and here I am.

Currently, I'm taking the Front-End developer techdegree here at treehouse and it's been a wonderful experience for me.

Here is what my coding journey look like: ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ‘โœ”๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Ž

Here is my linkedin profile if you guys want to connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonyprabowo/. Hope to meet and connect with you guys!

Anthony, I love watching his videos. Chris Sean is really cool. I am currently in California too. south LA. Nice to meet you. Adding you on linked in.

Vanessa Ng
Vanessa Ng
4,055 Points

Hello everyone! I am currently working towards a UI Designer / Developer role and have been following the Front End Web Development Track to learn HTML , CSS and JavaScript. I hope to transition into the Techdegree upon completion and learn more in depths about each programming language. In my spare time, I enjoy studying Portuguese and Spanish or playing RPGโ€™s such as: Stardew Valley, Borderlands 3, etc.

You can check out some of my work here. Or connect with me on LinkedIn.

I hope to connect with you all! :)

Adding you on linked in. Nice to meet you.

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Hi Vanessa! Great to meet you โ€“ we hope to have you join the Techdegree community! Keep up the great work!

Jacob Clark
Jacob Clark
8,079 Points

Hello All! Currently I'm doing the very beginning track on Treehouse to help me get a better understanding of how Web Devs, Web Designers, and Mobile Devs jobs work, plus networking and all that jazz. I'm going through a course in my city that'll hopefully help me switch my focus from telecommunications, where I've spent 5 years of my time, to the tech industry. I have some college experience but never graduated, and I'm learning that's okay! College isn't for everyone. :) I've been teaching myself HTML/CSS the past few weeks to get ready for this course and I'm excited to see where I'm at when it comes to the Treehouse courses. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ข๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿด๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-clark-5a8823126/ GitHub: https://github.com/JaySeeFahx Twitter: @JaySeeFahx

Hi, I added you on linked in and am now following on Github! Feel free to contact if you need a studyBuddy.

Hi Guys! My name is Isabelle. I am SUPER new to tech and have kind of made a career change amidst the pandemic. I am in the UX Design program and am also a hair and makeup artist specialized in fashion. I'm only a week in but am enjoying treehouse a lot. UX design is a lot like designing a beauty design for your user. Please feel free to message me and checkout my work here :) (PS yes I know my site needs redesigning lol) https://www.isabellemahealani.com/

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Welcome Isabelle! We're happy to have you here at Treehouse. Congratulations on making the career switch โ€“ we're cheering you on!

I really like your website, it looks great! If you have a LinkedIn, or ever create one we should definitely connect on there! I'm also pretty new to tech, but it's an exciting field to learn about!

justin behringer
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justin behringer
Python Development Techdegree Student 6,245 Points

Hello everybody, my name is Justin. I started my journey in JavaScript but I did not find it catching my attention. I then moved over to python where I fell in love with it. I am hoping to get the course done and move over to Django by January 2021. In my free time I enjoy streaming all types of games on twitch. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿ˜ฐ๐Ÿ˜ญ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-behringer-a1753a1b9 Github: https://github.com/jbehringer95

Steven Bennett
Steven Bennett
3,889 Points

Hey Everyone, my name is Steve. I am a self-taught front-end web developer. I am currently taking the Front-End Web Development track. I am learning how to code JavaScript now. It is going great so far. I also have experience in UX design. My goal is to create my own game in JavaScript. And also to gain employment full time as a front end web developer. I also want to learn about all the JavaScript libraries that are available. The one that I want to learn about is React. I am currently working on and coding my portfolio website. I will post it here when it is complete.

Tim Albertson
Tim Albertson
2,822 Points

Hi Everyone,

My name is Tim and I've been teaching myself Python, C++, and Swift, but have been spending most of my time focusing on Python. I don't know exactly what it is, but Python is just really appealing to me. I've mainly been working on some small projects - most recently recreating Flappy Bird using Pygame. I'm also looking at joining a bootcamp for Front-End Web Development as I've talked with some of my coworkers and they've said it was a great experience. Anyways, I hope to connect with some of you on Linkdin

Happy coding!

Hi guys,

My name is Alfonso and I've been learning Django for the last 2 months with the idea of making an app, I have been working for more than 10 years in market research and now I am working in Singapore. I want to build an intelligent website that blends market research concepts and company insights.

I jumped here after finishing the Coursera Django for everybody specialization that it was quite messy and the journey here has been quite smooth in comparison, this is my emoji journey here ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ๐ŸŽข๐Ÿงจ๐Ÿงจ๐Ÿงจ๐ŸŽข๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’•

My dream was to make a videogame but I think that train already left the station, so I suppose that if I cannot make a videogame I will make an intelligent website instead. Sadly I don't have pictures of my project yet, but soon I will have some.

This is my linkedin profile, it would be good to connect with you guys! https://www.linkedin.com/in/delosreyesalfonso/

Good luck ๐Ÿˆ

Abayomi Aluko
Abayomi Aluko
350 Points

Hey Everyone, my name is Yomi. I am a self-taught front-end web developer. I am currently taking the Front-End Web Development track. I am learning how to code JavaScript now. I also have experience in UX design. My Aim is to create my own the best website in JavaScript. And also to own a company that gives Web development Solutions. I want to be a full stack javascript developer. I am creating my portfolio soon. I will post it here when it is complete.

Tyler Pfledderer
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Tyler Pfledderer
Treehouse Project Reviewer

Hey all! My name is Tyler and I am a recent graduate of the Front-End Web Development Techdegree!

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”โœ”โœ”โœ”โœ” . . . . ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜œ

My current job is a store manager for a corporate music retail company, whom I've been with for a total of 4 1/2 years. I have been interested in web development for 11 years since first getting introduced to when helping my mom with my high school band's website. Up until arriving at Treehouse, it had been very off and on exploring code as a hobby, having even dabbled in fundamental PHP and MySQL. I started the TechDegree in May as an indirect result of current world and life events. I never found a quality opportunity and financial circumstance until now where I could do courses leading to an extensive certification with full flexibility in time spent learning AND have something to show for it at the end. I also knew of this company's reputation prior with college friends who have jobs in this type of industry. I am seeking a career shift to development and strive to put emphasis into better accessibility on the WWW.

You can find my portfolio page at tylerpweb.dev. I am working to update my LInkedin Page.

My current hobbies mostly consist of fishing ๐ŸŽฃ and whatever games I can keep my attention to, but am down for a round of golf, bowling, or going to see stock car races.

I am also a classically trained musician with a degree in Music Performance, so I hope my critical thinking skills and work ethic will successfully translate to a job in this field.

Thanks all and happy coding!

I just want to say that being self-thaught programmer and it's been a long road! I have encountered pretty different programs and treehouse has kept me going and kept me motivated. It's nights and days the comparison.