Ryan MouserTreehouse Staff
Networking Thursday (11/12) – Connect with other Treehouse Students!
Hey Treehouse Students!
Welcome back to another Networking Thursday, where you can make connections with other Treehouse Students!
💬 How to participate in Networking Thursday:
- Answer the icebreaker question – What's one new skill you want to learn? ✨
- Introduce yourself!
- Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to
- Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on
- Share your interests, hobbies, etc!
- 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! 💬
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! 😀
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.
You can connect with me on LinkedIn here. Looking forward to connecting with y'all!
Happy networking! :)
Abdirazaq AbdullaUX Design Techdegree Student 950 Points
HI, To be honest i haven't learned any new skills yet...but i have been doing a good job of pushing myself to keep the idea of going forward and trying to learn as much as i can. I really would like to work on connecting with people and building a good relationship in this career. I would be able to do the same. Thanks for getting the chance to read this!:
Aliyah Watson7,600 Points
Hey! I'm Aliyah and I am working towards becoming a mobile app developer. I'm currently focusing on Android development then I plan on learning swift for iOS development. I don't have any screenshots for projects at the moment, but I am going through the Android track here on Treehouse. I plan on building a project on my own. I'm in the beginning parts of that now.
I'll be sharing my progress on my linkedin really soon. Connect with me there if you'd like! (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliyah-watson/)
Outside of learning programming I am an artist. I love painting and creating designs and characters for various things. I haven't posted in a while but I'll be sharing some new projects on my Instagram in the near future. You can follow me on that too! (@gangsta.librarian)
See you all around the internet somewhere! Thanks!
Alannah Smith650 Points
Also, I am learning French at the moment(:
Here is my LinkedIn if anyone wants to connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/alannah-smith-a91b7217a
1) What's one new skill you want to learn? ✨
I want to build awesome web applications while learning all I can about Information Security. I want to build applications because it is fun and rewarding to create tools and apps. I also want to stay on the forefront of technology so that I know how to keep myself safe as well as securing any information trusted to me (hopefully) in the future.
I am a self-taught amateur developer, probably. Always feels weird giving myself a title or label. I have been a sales manager for many years and have learned so much from managing teams. I often turned to code thinking it could help me in my retail career. I was first exposed to the promises of programming when I took a bioinformatics course in college. I realized then that I should learn but never really had a strong push to actually putting myself on that path. Fast forward some years later and I had gone in and out of learning until late last year. I picked up a free book on programming with Python and never looked back. After completing the book I turned to TeamTreeHouse for the first time since 2016 to complete the Python beginner track. So far I have completed Beginner Python and am now at the end of the Flask track (Tacocat!!).
My plan is to finish with Flask and Intermediate Python and then get back onto the Front End Track. Or the Full Stack track, not sure... I just want to focus on building fun, appealing, yet secure and fast web applications!
I don't yet have a LinkedIn but I will share my other important links:
(it's gone through more phases in its life than I)
(I just got into the github flow after a lesson here in Treehouse.)
4) Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on:
Finding the Parent Company of a brand:
$ __ BUYCOTT.PY __ --QUIT to exit-- Enter name of brand as search term to receive the name of the parent company. Enter name: cheetos . .. ... Accessing Buycott at URL below: https://www.buycott.com/search?term=cheetos&type=brand ___________________ ______RESULTS______ Cheetos brand is owned by Frito-lay North America, Inc.. __ BUYCOTT.PY __ --QUIT to exit-- Enter name of brand as search term to receive the name of the parent company. Enter name: quit $
This is the first "not-that-easy" project for me. One day I remembered the Buycott app and wondered if I could replicate that on my own with the beginner knowledge I had attained. A couple of weeks ago I spent about two days putting together a program that would search the website of Buycott using it's own search function. The only info I wanted to pull out was the parent company for a brand. I did this without using their API because I couldn't afford to pay for that for a practice project. I got it to work when entering a name brand or even a UPC. Unfortunately, getting information from the site in this manner is a bit slow and unreliable. I could only get fair results by entering the name brand, the UPC search was more of a complication. I encourage you to give it a try and please contribute to any of my projects if you feel so inclined! Ask me if you want to know more about how I put it together. I also worked on making sure case didn't matter, reformatting in title case, and printing in an easy-to-read format. The program is run in terminal and I am not sure if I will work on that program any further as they do have their own app already.
5) Share your interests, hobbies, etc!
I started and now maintain an indoor herb garden for my family. I also grow edible mushrooms so that I always have fresh fungi on hand! I draw often, it really helps me unwind and has been a lifelong habit. I'm thinking of ways to enhance some hobbies with my new programming skills. A GUI tracker/journal for the fungi is something I'm mulling over for the future.
Sorry for spilling text onto the screen like that! I hope we can all make huge strides in self-improvement this year. Good luck and good preparation to all!
Ken Stone25,868 Points
A new skill I'm interested in is improving the skills I already have. Taking what I already have to the next level.
Tyler PfleddererTreehouse Project Reviewer
I'm Tyler and a recent graduate of the Front-End Web Development techdegree, and have learned through Treehouse since this past May. I am also a classically trained musician on trumpet.
So clearly I have an interest in music, also knowing how to play a few other instruments; I currently own a few guitars and native american flutes!
I am still continuing my front-end studies with the ReactJS track, and have an active Codepen Profile, in the middle of building a collection of UI Component Design Builds. My Github repos can be found here.
I would like to learn (really relearn!) and excel with Chess. That is certainly a major time commitment and a lot of brain power! :p
I also have a LinkedIn Profile now up-to-date and ready to go for job searching.
Thank you for reading!
Adam N67,650 Points
1) Been meaning to learn how to juggle. Coding related: Gatsby
2) Watch my video intro
4) Here's a multiplayer real-time world with chat that I built with a team. You have to register to see the meat of the app.
5) books, tennis, walking, jogging, thinking, PIZZA
Marshall Ferguson16,722 Points
- I would like to learn more about the Python pandas library so I can expand my data analytics skillset
- Hello! My name is Marshall, and I am currently a student in the Code Louisville bootcamp program. Code Louisville uses treehouse for the curriculum, but honestly I was using this platform long before I had even heard of Code Louisville.
- Here is my LinkedIn profile. Feel free to send me a connection, I just ask that you include a message that you found me through his forum.
- Here is the GitHub repo for my Code Louisville project I'm just wrapping up. It takes a CSV file from a mobile workout app called FitNotes and outputs charts and visualizations using matplotlib
- My interests/hobbies include martial arts, exercising, reading, spending time with my significant other, and coding.
justin behringerPython Development Techdegree Student 6,245 Points
The biggest task I have learned since I have joined has been time management. Hello everybody, my name is Justin Behringer I am currently working towards python. I have one more project left and then I will start working on Django. If I am not working or practicing programming I am playing Magic the gathering or streaming video games. Linkdln: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-behringer-a1753a1b9/ Github: https://github.com/jbehringer95
Deji Adeyemo4,541 Points
Hello, I'm currently a student at Eszterhazy Karoly University and will be graduating in June 2021. Treehouse is one resource that has greatly helped with my studies throughout my Bachelor's Degree program. I am part of a Data Science research group at my University and thus will like to become a full Data Scientist. I'm currently honing these new skills with the Data-Science Track.
For my final Bachelor Thesis, I developed an ML model that predicts the Gross Production Value of Agricultural products, given certain features and deployed it to Heroku https://sleepy-savannah-16591.herokuapp.com/
You can connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deji-adeyemo-7608b51b5/
John KomarnickiFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 15,416 Points
Hey everyone! I'm John Komarnicki, a Front End Techdegree graduate. I'm currently working as a Jr developer at a design agency. This would not be possible without the knowledge the Techdegree gave me.
One new skill i would love to learn more about is CSS custom animations!
More recently, in my free time, i've been working on some projects with Vue js, Which is a great framework to learn coming out of the Front End Techdegree, in my opinion. I actually took on a big project as a freelancer to build out a document library using this framework and firebase. It gave the client to ability to register/login and create organization for their documents. The client could create categories & sub categories, then upload documents and other information to them. There was also a admin portion i built to go along with it. It was a great learning experience and helped me grow so much as a developer.
In my free time, I've recently been starting to create content for web development on YouTube. Mainly content with HTML, CSS and JS. It has been something that has been a big passion since starting web development! You can check out my channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr0D7PVNOHqB3Td7lVl_LKw
Khalil Abdellah8,712 Points
I graduated from Temple for Marketing in August, and am now teaching myself web development.
I would like to work in User Experience design, since I love what I've read about design thinking and communication design (e.g. The Design of Everyday Things, Made to Stick). I think UX work would make use of my strengths and interests (ideation, design, research interviews, computer science). Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and UX for education and e-learning are points of research for me also.
Whatever I learn, I would like to work with a team for a couple years before going freelance, and working for myself.
I would love to learn OpenGL and three.js and start making 3D graphics. My love for them started with video games like Sonic Adventure 2 and Halo!!
I have been a visual artist (graphic design, pixel art and sprites) since I was young, and enjoy playing guitar, producing music, talking and writing about politics, and being a collaborative artist.
Here's my LinkedIn.
My current (and hopefully lifelong) project is an online multi-media publication and information hub. It will be built to foster community and civic engagement among interested parties in Philadelphia. I'm working on a web and mobile site to preview the format of the magazine, which I hope will be unique and effective in presenting the most critical, actionable information for local political engagement, in an easily retain-able way. The current (placeholder) blog is at cvnjournal.squarespace.com. Eventually, I'll be ready to post the demo for the actual publication.