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Ryan Mouser
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Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday (12/17) – 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:

Icebreaker Activity

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity – Fill in the blank: My current learning goal is _______.
  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.

My current learning goal is... leveling up skills in new and exciting areas of digital marketing!

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

Happy networking! :)


Treehouse Guest Speaker Series – How to Land Your Dream Job ❄️

Treehouse Guest Speaker Series

Join us on Wednesday, 1/6 at 12PM PST! You won't want to miss this!

🎟 How to register:

This talk will feature Janel Grant, a Microsoft Program Manager, and Ryan Carson, Founder & CEO of Treehouse. They will discuss Janel’s experience successfully transitioning to tech as a career and what advice they have for folx who want to land their dream job in tech.

There will be time for audience Q&A, so please come with some questions for Janel and Ryan! Following the interview, you'll get the chance to connect with other Treehouse students one-on-one using Hopin's live networking feature.

We hope to see you there! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

11 Answers

Shoaib Khan
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Shoaib Khan
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 20,068 Points

Hi everyone!

My name is Shoaib Kamal Khan and I am from Bethel, CT. I am a Front End Web Development Techdegree graduate. I recently attended the Treehouse Festival and it was absolutely amazing! I really loved all the presentations and sessions. I loved the networking part of it and got to meet some great new people! I am currently looking for opportunities to get working as a Front End Web Developer remotely or locally. Please add me as a new connection on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shoaibkkhan/

Portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io/

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

Alicia Budzinski
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Alicia Budzinski
UX Design Techdegree Graduate 9,571 Points

Hi everyone! My name is Alicia and I'm currently learning how to become a UX Designer! I just began the UX Design tech degree program and I'm looking forward to getting started with the projects. I love design, but recently this pandemic has gotten my creativity at a low. I know I'm not the only one. I'm hoping this course can help me focus and get back into loving design. I also love photography and I'm also learning how to do drone photography. You can connect with me on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-budzinski-3a868563/

Clinton Hays
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Clinton Hays
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,013 Points

Nice to meet you Alicia Budzinski!

Hope you enjoy the UX Techdegree. Design baffles me beyond belief, haha! Glad there are people out there like you to make things beautiful and user-friendly.

Miguel Valenzuela
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Miguel Valenzuela
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 1,036 Points

I'm looking to learn how to become a master at data management and connecting with databases with javascript. Hoping to get some pro tips on how to get that going. Right now taking the javascript courses.

Clinton Hays
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Clinton Hays
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,013 Points

Thanks for another networking THursday, Ryan Mouser! I'm never the first one here, haha! EDIT: Still not the first! lol

I'm Clinton, an American expat currently living in South Korea...and missing home like crazy during this holiday season.

My current learning goal is to complete the FSJS Techdegree. I'm hoping the added backend skills will help me market myself a little more effectively...and I'm really finding that I enjoy the backend process a lot! After that it's off to some data analysis learning. I feel like my overarching goal is to learn forever. :D

I really enjoy all things tech, booze, and gaming. I'm a big board game and tabletop RPG fan. But, with work and studying my video game and board game habits have really taken a hit. Haha. Thanks to the pandemic, though, I've really been able to dive into my newest hobby; mixology!

I'd love to connect on linkedin or github. You can also see my FEWD Techdegree portfolio...it could use some styling work, but for now it serves it's purpose. :)

Looking forward to connecting!

Nick Huemmer
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Nick Huemmer
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 17,814 Points

Hi Everyone! My name is Nick and I'm an aspiring Full Stack Web Developer! I'm almost done with the Front End Web Development Tech Degree. I'm also a Food Scientist - that was my first career, now I'm a full-time dad in the middle of a career-pivot.

My current learning goal is to become more proficient with JavaScript and then Python and server-side language like PHP. I want to learn to automate and make usual things for people.

Here's my LinkedIn Profile - Link me in and start a conversation!

My interests are too many - reading, exercise, health and nutrition, science (chemistry, biology, astronomy), science fiction, hiking, biking and on and on and on.... I especially enjoy learning new skills.

Jonathan Tucker
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Jonathan Tucker
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 12,466 Points

Hey Nick. Congratulations on completing the FEWD TD soon. That's awesome. I've just started so I would like to know the most challenging aspect of the TD for you. I'm also pivoting from a different career into web development.

Donna Richards
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Donna Richards
Python Development Techdegree Graduate 16,899 Points

Hi everyone, not sure if this is still going on but thought I'd say hi anyway.

I'm Donna, live in Sydney Australia. I'm a graduate of the Python TechDegree and after taking a bit of a break realised that being enrolled in these motivated me to good study habits so now just started the Full Stack JS TechDegree. In fact Clinton Hays here just did a review of my first project for me - thank you !

End goal, to get into development work, either employed or freelance. I do work in IT already but in application support.

Clinton Hays
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Clinton Hays
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,013 Points

Hey Donna Richards! These things go on as long as people are still posting, so glad you joined in!

Looks like I may end up leaning on your experience a bit once I try and head down the Python. Haha!

Manny Reimi
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Manny Reimi
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,374 Points

I am doing it the other way around! I am an FSJS Techdegree student and will be doing the Python one after I graduate from this one.

Jonathan Tucker
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Jonathan Tucker
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 12,466 Points

My current learning goal is to complete the FEWD TD in 2021.

Hello everyone. My name is Jonathan, and aspiring software developer and wanna be data analyst. I recently graduated in October 2020 with a Masters in Information Systems Management. Several classes rekindled my desire to go deeper into learning to code, and I chose Treehouse. I'm very happy with decision.

Here is my LinkedIn Profile so let's connect.

I'm completed unit 1 so check out my profile page. My profile changes constantly as I learn new things.

I love all professional sports, but not athletically gifted. LOL! My fave sport is American football. I'm also passionate about all things data science and data analytics.

Johnny Austen
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Johnny Austen
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 35,268 Points

Hi All! I'm Johnny, currently just about to start project 9 out of 10 on the FSJS Techdegree program. I have also completed the Python TD, although felt that was a little short.

I have a couple small web apps I'd like to build, could be great to team up with someone from the Front End course to put some bits together?

Hit me up if you're interested!

Hi everyone,

My name is Ashish Mehra and I'm from Uttarakhand, India.I have 1.4 years professional experience as React Native Developer and 2 years as React Developer. I have completed my graduation in account and business management in 2018 from KU, Nainital.

I'm here to learn UI/UX and revise the CSS skill.

You can find me here on Linkedin and here on github

Hi Clinton Hays ,

Sure.

Manny Reimi
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Manny Reimi
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,374 Points

Hi, my name is Manny Reimi, I am originally from Venezuela but after studying economics in California, I have been living in Hong Kong for almost a decade now. My goal is to build blockchain-enabled applications.

For 7 years, I was a freelance branding consultant and copywriter, but after my first son was born, I went for full-time employment and found a niche as a growth hacker / product marketing manager, which I have done for the past 2 years. Having worked in both AI and Crypto/Blockchain, I have to admit I started feeling like I should be building the apps and websites I had been around for so long and enrolled in the Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree with the express goal of transitioning to a more hands-on role.

Treehouse is quite addictive, so after this, I am planning to do the Python Techdegree and possibly the UX Designer one as well. Professionally, I am working towards coding smart contracts for decentralized finance (DeFi) which requires me to learn languages like Solidity and frameworks like Vyper which are based on JavaScript and Python, albeit they're statically typed. Smart Contracts are great, but an elegant front-end and a great UX experience are crucial if people (particularly in developing countries) are going to ditch cash or their bank accounts and use these apps to earn all the advantages of trustless, programmable, non-debasing money!

Happy to connect and share with other students here, or add me on LinkedIn, or GitHub.

mouseandweb
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10,266 Points

Right on! It is awesome to see someone here is focused on web3.0! Good luck with everything, I can't wait to see what you build in the DeFi space. I have only some experience using web3.py, but looking forward to getting on that track soon. As a matter of fact, I am currently working on a project to collect Lend and Borrow rates and then graph them for personal use.

Well, again, wishing you well on your journey!

Manny Reimi
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Manny Reimi
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 11,374 Points

mouseandweb thanks for the encouragement! I have built a basic compounding ROI calculator that tells you what is the best compounding strategy (daily, weekly, monthly) and estimated compounding APY down to the day for a given yield farm. I am hoping I can polish it and add some web3 to make it public with a simple Zapper.fi type interface (i.e. a "connect wallet" button that renders a dashboard).

Cristina Davis
Cristina Davis
9,512 Points

Hey Guys! I'm Cristina. I'm an aspiring UI/UX designer.

I graduated from TWU in 2016 with a graphic design degree and taught myself HTML and CSS, but I'm still learning. I hope to sharpen more of my frontend skills with treehouse.

Check out my stuff :)
https://www.cristinadavis.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinabarron/

For fun, I love editing videos and even started my channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC00OTw56-q1nPLUh-22zY3w?sub_confirmation=1

drawingrays
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4,641 Points

Hi, Cristina! Do you mind sharing what you use to edit your videos? I'm also interested in making coding videos.

Clinton Hays
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Clinton Hays
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,013 Points

Hey Cristina Davis! Good luck on expanding your skills!

By the way, your sight is amazing! Definitely inspired me to take some time and try and finally get to level 1 on my design skills. Haha!