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21st Century Skills

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
400 Points

Networking Thursday (11/19) – Connect with other Treehouse Students!

Networking Thursday

Hey Treehouse Students!

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

πŸ’¬ How to participate in Networking Thursday:

Icebreaker Activity

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity – What is SQL? Wrong answers only. πŸ™ƒ
  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! πŸ’¬

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! πŸ˜€

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.

What is SQL? πŸ€”... Spicy Quinoa Lasagna!πŸ˜†

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

Happy networking! :)

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13 Answers

  1. A subquality laptop. πŸ€”
  2. PHP developer in Baltimore.
  3. https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephyhu
  4. https://github.com/josephyhu/Learning-Journal (basically a journal of online courses that I've taken)
  5. Anime, books (mostly fiction), computers, history, manga, mathematics, physics, science, visual novels, web development, etc.
Josh Date
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Josh Date
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 17,973 Points

What anime do you like? Boruto and Fire Force are the two main ones I watch right now. And I like the learning journal that you made :)

My all time top 3 favorites are:

  1. Steins;Gate
  2. Gintama
  3. Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Josh Date
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Josh Date
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 17,973 Points

Nice that's cool! Hunter X Hunter and Gintama are one of the best animes ever in my opinion. I haven't seen Steins or Gate before but I'll check them out.

Steins;Gate is one anime.

Josh Date
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Josh Date
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 17,973 Points
  1. Snakes Query Lab

  2. Hey there! My name is Josh Date and I am a Freelance Web Developer (just starting out πŸ™ƒ). I went to a Bootcamp in 2019 and I have been going back and forth between school (Business Management) and trying to find a job in the web development world. I joined treehouse to connect with new people and to improve my skills as a web developer.

  3. https://ca.linkedin.com/in/jdate

  4. I'm working on a portfolio site for a client right now. I can't share any screenshots at the moment but when finish it I will.

  5. I like football (American/Canadian), anime/manga, comics, video games (Call of duty, Pokemon and more), Nature, board games and coding :)

Ken Stone
Ken Stone
29,701 Points

Hi Josh,
I've been using javascript since there has been javascript but only recently started using ES6 and beyond.

Nice to meet ya, Josh Date!

How are you finding the freelance world? It seems a bit intimidating to get started in. Freelancing was my original goal, but I'm not sure anymore.

Also, what board games are at the top of your list? I'm always on the lookout for more. Haha

Josh Date
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Josh Date
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 17,973 Points

Hey Clinton nice to meet you as well! I’m finding freelancing ok, I like it so far and I’m currently trying to get used to it.

It is intimidating as you mentioned and I’m still trying to not feel that way at times when talking to potential clients.

If you still want to do it I’d say try it out, it’s a great way to build projects and showcase your skills even if you’re not comfortable with your skills at the moment.

I love Chess, Monopoly and Risk as board games.

Thanks for the reply, Josh!

How did you find your first gig?

Also, Risk is a classic. Love it!

SQL: SQuirreL (does this count?...)

My name is Andrey and I am solutions consultant with focus on datacenter architecture (compute, network, storage, and virtualization) from Canada.

Feel free to connect and if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know!


Hey Andrey Pogosyan!

Nice to meet you! Hope you're enjoying the FEWD program. It was a lot of fun for me. :)

  1. super quick leopard.
  2. graduate student of History, trying to learn about machine learning and python development, in reverse order :)
  3. https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-paula-andrade-646b8933/
  4. walking outdoors in this beautiful fall weather, watching cooking shows (the Great British Bake Off, my fave!), having brunch with hubby on weekends..

Josh Date both have been very challenging lol. I am enjoying the fact that I am being able to solve problems and slowly but surely improve my skills, but it's not been a piece of cake. Ive been doing it for a couple of months now so I guess there's a learning curve right? Not giving up though!

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
400 Points

Great to meet you, Maria!

Josh Date
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Josh Date
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Graduate 17,973 Points

Yea I heard the learning curve is steep but it’s good that you’re improving and challenging yourself! you’ll get better in no time!

Hi Maria Paula Andrade!

Machine learning seems super interesting. I hope you're enjoying the learning path.

I'm waiting for the new season of GBBO to hit Netflix here in Korea. My wife and I love it!

Clinton Hays awesome! I think the final episode for this season will be aired next week, but I won't spoil it for you :)

Maria Paula Andrade Haha! Thanks! The only problem with GBBO is that it makes me want to bake...and eat all the things.

Hey everyone!

I'm a SQL = Super Quick Learner. jk...... unless?

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. I've been using HTML, CSS, JS and jQuery to build it so far.


Nice to meet ya, Khalil Abdellah!

You've got a good list of goals there, friend! Keep working!

Ken Stone
Ken Stone
29,701 Points

SQL: San Carlos California Municipal Airport

Hi I'm currently continuing to update my javascript skills to the latest as well as getting more into all things js including but not limited to node, express, react, vue, angular, etc... Also working on updating my CSS & HTML skills since I really haven't since I initially learned them back on ver.1 of both.

Linkedin link is in my profile.

Interests/hobbies, walking my dog and electronic music.

Somara Son
Somara Son
3,400 Points
  1. Special Quasar Light

  2. I'm Somara, I first discovered code when I attended a STEM summer program in 6th grade. After that I did take some interest in it when I saw Karlie Kloss launch her bootcamp for girls in 2014/2015. But I was never encouraged to go into tech and in school I was never exposed to code. I am currently planning to transition to web development from working in fashion business. I have always taken an interest in tech and using software day to day to solve problems (as well as how software can help businesses expedite processes and spend more time on innovating elsewhere!) Although I am a beginner I have dipped my toes into SQL and Python as well (I was studying an online data science course before switching to front end web development).

  3. You can connect with me on LinkedIn here! https://www.linkedin.com/in/somarason/ (currently searching for production or e-commerce based role in consumer goods/fashion).

  4. I haven't been working on any projects outside of learning HTML, CSS, and Javascript on the Treehouse Front End Web Dev track.

  5. In my free time you can catch me usually at the gym. I love to lift weights (if you saw me IRL you probably wouldn't guess that if I have a big coat on haha). I think it's fun to express myself using fitness and fashion which can seem like very opposite niches at times, considering I train in bodybuilding. I also recently started getting into playing Sims 4 again over lockdown, I watch a ton of Twitch Streams! I also draw and paint if I can find the time after coding.

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
400 Points

Hi Somara! Nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing your story – we're cheering you on!

Hey Somara Son!

Nice to meet you! Glad to hear you're getting on a path you have a passion for. It sounds like you have a definite vision for where you want to see yourself in the future. Good luck on everything!

I need to get my wife in Sims 4...I think it'd be a good stress relieving game, haha!

SQL? How about... Sweet Queen Lynyrd (band names haha)

Hi guys! My name is Michael Dinsmore, I'm a recent Python TD grad from Los Angeles, CA and am currently looking to get my "foot in the door" and land my first developer job! (probably junior developer) πŸ€“

Here's my LinkedIn! https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-dinsmore/

I'm looking to network to get a job and potentially build all kinds of programs with people! My passions are in Data Science/Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. That's where I will be taking my talents and learning more. For now, I'm at the very beginning stage but still excited and looking to start planting some roots! πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’»

Outside of Treehouse, I have a girlfriend and 3 awesome dogs, best in the world! I'm always in search of a fun time, so I also play guitar and write songs, I like to play video games, and before COVID happened, I loved outdoor activities like basketball, longboarding and hiking. Lastly, I'm a sports fanatic! Mainly basketball, American football, and baseball! my teams?

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers (and Clippers unless they play the Lakers haha)

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles (since '04)/Los Angeles Chargers (since move to LA)

MLB: Los Angeles Angels/Dodgers (both the same haha)

NCAA: UCLA Bruins (never attended, just liked to root against my mom and USC as a kid and it never changed πŸ˜‚)

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
400 Points

Hey Michael, nice to meet you! Congrats on the recent Python TD graduation! Best of luck with your search.

Thank you Ryan!!

Hey Michael Dinsmore!

Good luck on the job hunt. Fingers crossed for you!

Clinton Hays thank you my friend! :D

easy super quiet lion

I'm Gabriel Alcaraz and I have wanted to be a videogame coder since I was like 3

I Don't have a linked in Β―_(ツ)_/Β―

I'm not really working on something right now I started like two months ago

my hobby's are: playing videogames, writing stories, making functional coding programs, and lastly taking those programs and making a copy and see how many errors I can put in it till I crash my computer.

hey this looks like my post

because this is your post

oh yah I'm talking to myself on a computer and then probably gonna take a screenshot and post it on a social media site


abdelhakim qabli
abdelhakim qabli
1,282 Points

1- SQL is a shortcut for super quality lifestyle that were all eager to i think 2-Hi there treehouse friends i am Hakim an ambitious wanna be developer i am currently studying at a university but for me i think it was a bad choice because you spend four year for stuff that you can learn in a year or so, that why i started searching for alternatives so here i am here at teamtreehouse i wish i can be a capable developer in the first or second quarter of next year so if you would like to communicate with me to help each other and talk about code please feel free to do so it will be my pleasure. 3- my LinkedIn link ---> https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdelhakim-qabli-5b6304159/ 4- i am working on it 5-the addiction of our generation watching youtube and traveling and exploring new places and new people with different prospectives and ideas.

Hey abdelhakim qabli!

Nice to meet ya. University definitely isn't for everyone. Glad to see you found an alternative route! Good luck on your journey!

Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan Tucker
Ubora | Web Development Techdegree Student 16,986 Points
  1. SQL - The follow up to the original movie. Like Star Wars....

  2. FEWD TD. I started this journey 11/14/20 so I'm super new. I'm not a stranger to coding, but it has been many years since I made an earnest effort to learn. I really excited about learning to code and looking forward to getting to know all of you.

  3. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jontucklogic/

  4. Coming soon!!! https://github.com/jontucklogic

  5. I love watching all sports from around the world but my main passion is watch the National Football League(American football). My second passion is learning about data analytics. Data tells a story and especially if it's clean and visualized. I love to mess around with my garden.

Hi there Jonathan Tucker!

Nice to meet ya! Good luck on your FEWD path, I really enjoyed it. I think we have similar interests in the tech world. I am trying to keep from spreading myself too thin, but I like the idea of merging analytics and frontend...seems like there is an overlap there that could be really beneficial in lots of aspects. I'm sure that's not a new idea, but it's new to me. Haha.

Happy coding!

SQL = Suboptimal Quantum Leap...very dangerous situation to find yourself in.

Hi all! I'm Clinton...been a while since I participated in one of these. I'm a recent graduate of the FEWD Techdegree. It has honestly given me a lot of hope for a future career. I'm currently working on learning React & Redux and struggling with a nagging and persistent case of imposter syndrome. Having a bit of trouble finding any positions that are truly entry level. But! I think something is just around the corner...just gotta keep on digging!

Connect with me on linkedin and github!

Here's my portfolio. Hoping to expand and improve it once I wrap my mind around React. Please feel free to give my any criticism or feedback! I'm an insatiable learner and learning only happens with an open mind.

My hobbies are pretty typical. I'm a gamer...more casually now than in my younger years, haha. I also enjoy good booze/cocktails and making delicious meals.

I hope everyone is enjoying their journey at Treehouse! Happy coding! Drop me a line. :)

Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan Tucker
Ubora | Web Development Techdegree Student 16,986 Points

Hi Clinton Hays. Thank you for connecting. My first passion is data analytics and then I took a Java and R class in my graduate degree and fell back in love with coding. Deeper analytics work does involve a little programming such Python, but I'm not ready for that deep dive quite yet. I enjoy the Treehouse platform because it's a less intimidating and more user friendly way to learn the basics of coding.

My first step is to earn the FEWD TD. After earning the FEWD, I will earn the FSJS. I'm contemplating earning the PHP Dev because I'm unfamiliar with it. I will complete the process by earning the UX Des and Python TD.

Jonathan Tucker yeah, I definitely agree about Treehouse, it's a great platform...I've tried several and it's the first one I've stuck with.

It sounds like you've got quite the plan laid out ahead of you, I wish you all the luck, friend. Your tenacity is making me want to start pursuing another TD. Haha!

Good day to everyone in here! My name is Kelvin Osayemwenre, and I am a computer programming student at the Teamtreehouse of Oregon. I am working on an app called (7ChatsApp) An app that allows people to chat and call & through a career from their Twitter Instagram and other accounts. This is the first goal app I'm trying to design. This app, which will help people text and make calls to their loved ones around the globe for almost nothing to be paid. I am new to the developing world and I will appreciate all assistance. Thanks, with all my sincerity straightforward introduction.

Kelvin O