21st Century Skills

Ryan Mouser
STAFF
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday (10/29) ā€“ Connect with other Treehouse Students!

Networking Thursday

Hey Treehouse Students!

Welcome back to another Networking Thursday, where you can make those connections 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!

šŸ’¬ How to participate in Networking Thursday:

Icebreaker Activity

  1. Answer the icebreaker question ā€“ Fill in the blank: My favorite programming language right now is __________. āœØ
  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! šŸ’¬

I'm Ryan Mouser, the Content & Community Marketing Specialist here at Treehouse. My pronouns are he/him. 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! šŸ˜€

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 (has anyone seen "My Octopus Teacher" on Netflix yet? šŸ˜®šŸŒŠšŸ™)

My favorite programming language right now is PHP!

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

Happy networking! :)

Saudia Hussain Holmes
Saudia Hussain Holmes
6,892 Points

Thanks for kicking things off! Lots of interesting facts about you!

11 Answers

John Lovato
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John Lovato
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 14,111 Points

Hi everyone! I'm John, studying the front-end developer role here in Treehouse. My pronouns are he/him. I've been doing Treehouse for about a year or so and I just need to take the final test and pass. I'm excited to see what the world of tech brings me.

Right now I'm mostly learning javascript, but also going over CSS again just because it's so fun. Before that, I was doing freelance graphic design, creating branding for sites. I'm hoping to incorporate both design and code into a career in UI/UX. I'm also working with the Black Girl Hockey Club to make hockey and the NHL more inclusive, to make it more accepting of minorities, including people of color and the LGBTQIA+ family.

When I'm not on the computer, I'm living out this pandemic mostly playing video games with my girlfriend (mostly Rocket League, Ghost of Tshushima, and Zelda BotW), walking my two dogs, and doing different hockey mockups with my favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche.

If you're interested in connecting, here's my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-lovato-4295b3199/

I hope you all have a great day and remember to kick back at some point!

Saudia Hussain Holmes
Saudia Hussain Holmes
6,892 Points

Hey John! Awesome! You're almost there!!

Jacquelline Beltran
Jacquelline Beltran
4,087 Points

Iā€™m Jacqui, a junior application developer at a cybersecurity company. I am fascinated by the cybersecurity world which is why I landed at a cybersecurity company. My pronouns are she/her. I started teaching myself web development five years ago. My first job in tech was as a web developer. Now that I am an application developer I have to dive deeper into javascript which is why I enrolled in treehouse. I am taking the full-stack Javascript track.

Outside of tech I enjoy drawing, painting, playing guitar and playing piano. Everyday I chase my pup around the yard and that is what I call exercise.

My favorite programming language right now is Javascript.

You can connect with me here. I look forward to connecting with everyone.

Saudia Hussain Holmes
Saudia Hussain Holmes
6,892 Points

Hey Jacqui. LOL. I get my exercise chasing my kids around!

Yohannes Bahta
Yohannes Bahta
283 Points

Hi my name is Yohannes. My pronounces are he/him. I learned html/css/js/ and github with a community of refugees, called refCode. I am fascinated towards data related technology, but I also love learning new languages. Learning with a community helped me to learn with a lot of fun. That is why I am learning python with the Treehouse community. So far it is going well. Speaking of languages...I speak 5 language, including English. If you would like to connect with me please find me here.

I hope you stay safe and healthy.

Saudia Hussain Holmes
Saudia Hussain Holmes
6,892 Points

Yohannes! What other languages do you speak? English is my first language and I am fluent in Spanish.

Aaron Frankenfield
Aaron Frankenfield
6,608 Points

I'm currently studying JavaScript. You can connect with me on my linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-frankenfield-37800a184/

Saudia Hussain Holmes
Saudia Hussain Holmes
6,892 Points

Hi folks! My favorite programming language right now is Python. I've only taken intro training in CSS and JS. I really liked all of it. I hope to qualify as a fullstack developer and software engineer working on the mobile side of things. Feeling excited to be getting started here!

I take care of two small humans that call me momma all day. My journey in tech is just beginning. I plan on joining the other working adults by pursuing a career change. For now, I'm enjoying being a stay-at-home-mom. Outside of mommin' and studying, some of my other interests are DIY projects, Legos, reading, drawing, photography, and high-performance driving.

Realizing how important networking is, I look forward to connecting with many of you and continuing my education in this community. This is my LinkedIn(www.linkedin.com/in/saudiahussainholmes).

Mark Mazur Lussenburg
Mark Mazur Lussenburg
18,816 Points

Hi Everyone, I'm Mark. My favorite languages right now are C# & SQL (TSQL)

I'm 24 and from Denmark, I've been taking an apprenticeship in an IT Web developement firm since of January 2018. our code-base is C# but we use TSQL a lot to generate very custom data-formats, and i've come to realize how much fun working with data is, which took me completely by surprise!

Here's my LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-mazur-lussenburg-078a1582/

I'm a creative soul who likes the full aspect of web development, or just coding in general, figuring out how to flesh out a project from start to finish is what keeps my drive going, learning how things are layered logically and figuring out meaningful design processes is something i see myself doing for many years to come.

Besides programming, I enjoy playing music, games, fishing, cooking and enjoying life with friends :)

Cheers!

Ken Stone
Ken Stone
27,026 Points

My favorite programming language right now is javascript. āœØ Links are in my profile.

Travis Phifer
Travis Phifer
1,684 Points

Hey everyone Im Travis I really like javascript right now. I like to build audio video systems you may have even witnessed some of my handy at some stadiums and arenas. I currently work as an engineer in live sports productions. I have two kids under 3yo and a wonderful wife. I really want to learn how I can build better products for my current industry, and I feel a full stack developer track will get me moving in the right direction. connect with me on linkedin be the first to drop me a message at Brain-Pwr.com dont laugh its a placeholder for now :-) and drop some knowledge at Facebook and facebook be careful I have no filter. :-)

Good afternoon all,

I have recently finished the Front-End Tech Degree and already on module 3 of the Full Stack Tech degree and loving my coding journey so far.

Having been in the hospitality industry my whole career I am looking for a career change into the web development industry in particular front end so feel free to connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseff-kitchen/ and also check out my portfolio https://www.joseffkitchen.com/.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and travelling having lived in Dubai for the past year and hoping to move back one day.

Alexandre Krecke
Alexandre Krecke
9,560 Points

Hi there! I'm Alexandre Krecke (he/him), designer, self-taught coder and currently I'm the digital design manager at EBC (the same as BBC or CBS, but in Brazil).

Front-end development and JS evolved so much in the last years and my main objective here is to roll up my sleeves and build something using updated tools.

Some years ago I was promoted and since then I deal more with business and people problems. But I'd like to reconnect with the hungry version of myself, when I first studied html + css 11 years ago.

For sure that I'm struggling a lot, but what is hard is better, right?

My (only and of course favorite) programming language is javascript.

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrekrecke Portfolio: https://krecke.digital/

Looking forward to get in touch with y'all!

Joseph Hadley
Joseph Hadley
2,309 Points

Hey everyone my name is Joseph Hadley and I'm currently attending school in order to become a software developer! Although most of what I've learned has primarily been self-taught. I want to learn about every language I possible can, but right now I'm primarily zeroed in on Python3, HTML, and CSS. I really enjoy all the things you can do with Python3 in particular!

Right now I'm still in the learning phase so I don't have any projects just yet. I want to start working on stuff like in the next couple of weeks though.

When it comes to my hobbies, some of things I'm in to is writing music, working out, bowling, and snowboarding!

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-hadley-56a40a1a4/

Looking forward to growing with all of you guys!