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Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday (12/3) ā€“ 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!

šŸ’¬ How to participate:

Icebreaker Activity

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity ā€“ What's your favorite thing about learning to code? šŸ–„
  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.

My favorite thing about learning to code is the ability to be creative, analytical, and technical all at once to create a vision. It's super rewarding when new concepts are understood and code runs smoothly (or bugs are fixed!)

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

Happy networking! :)


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@Ryan Mouser What was the name of the MMORPG game? Also, What were you doing before team treehouse? and how did you join the team?

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Hey Timothy Aguirre! Thanks for asking. I worked on an MMORPG titled "Torn".

Before Treehouse, I was a Professional Online Moderator, Moderation Manager, and Content Specialist. My wife and I also teach voice and had a brick and mortar vocal and recording studio for many years.

I joined the Treehouse team after pursuing a Podcast Producer role at the end of 2017 which was being promoted on a tweet by our CEO, Ryan Carson. :)

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

1.My favorite things about learning to code is the problem solving aspect of coding. I enjoy the process of breaking problems down into manageable chunks and tackle them with the tools at my disposal.

2.Hello everyone. I'm Jonathan and a FEWD TD student since 11/16/20. I recently completed a graduate degree in ISM with a specialization in Business Intelligence Tools. From that experience, I realized that I need to know how to code. I work full time and father to two great kids so life keeps me busy, but I love it.

3.Please connect with me on LinkedIn --> https://www.linkedin.com/in/jontucklogic

4.I've just completed the Unit 1 project, and here's a link to it -->https://jontucklogic.github.io/index.html

5.I love watching college and professional sports, and my favorite to watch is the NFL. I also have a passion for data science. Here's s link to a word cloud I created in R -->https://rpubs.com/jontucklogic/675768

i stay in oklahoma im in the js td

hit me up if u wanna talk about coding 9706525234

LaMonne Hayes
LaMonne Hayes
2,486 Points

I connected with you on linkdin

@Jonathan Tucker Dope, so you're like a BIG DATA guy, so was the reason you got into the development is to one day make tools to analyze different data better?

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

Hey Timothy Aguirre. You are correct. After dabbling with big data in my graduate degree I realized that I needed coding knowledge but not ready to take on Python. Decided to to start from the bottom with FEWD, then JS and then Python. I enjoy coding but Dara sciences is my true passion.

christopher abjornson
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christopher abjornson
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 651 Points

what i like about coding is a mixed answer. I love the challenge and the creativity. Also i dont always love that stuff. Sometimes i wish my code was as smooth as i thought it. Its a complicated relationship we have!

My name is chris and i'm from PA.

I have so many hobbies from gaming, guns to Bioengineering. I have a full streaming and podcast set up as well as a Bio lab. I love to learn and explore.

If anyone wants to talk about coding or any hobbie things, just hit me up!

what up ive just been learning these past few months learned a ton how long you been coding

christopher abjornson
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christopher abjornson
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 651 Points

i have been coding for years on and off. I was with Treehouse back when they first launched. No lie, thi is my 5th account starting over because i learn and stop then forget it all. so here i am. This is the first time with the TD.

@christopher abjornson Yea, I hate and love coding too. When things are working correctly, you feel like a great pro. When things are breaking and are barely functioning, you feel like the dumbest person in the world and want to rethink your whole life. Also, Dope, you got a Quest 2. I am a big VR enthusiast. I own the valve index, the first oculus quest, and have an old window mixed headset.

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

I think my favorite thing I love about coding is the challenge that is brings to me. Also it is giving myself a better future for myself.

Hello my name is Justin Behringer. I am from a small town in the middle of Illinois. I was originally in college for Mechanical Engineering but soon figured out I am not cut out for the college world.

linkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-behringer-a1753a1b9/

Github: https://github.com/jbehringer95

My hobbies include streaming video games on twitch, watching anime magic the gathering and playing poker.

Jason Kampf
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Jason Kampf
Python Development Techdegree Student 4,871 Points

My favorite thing about learning to code is that it is just so opposite to my current carrer in healthcare. The challenge of learning something completely new to me is exciting.

My name is Jason Kampf and I am from North Idaho.

My main interests are homebrewing, and spending time with my wife and two kids. I was pretty heavily into photograpy in the past, and once I have more time available I would like to eventually get back into it a bit more.

LaMonne Hayes
LaMonne Hayes
2,486 Points

Good Afternoon, I hope everyone is having a blessed day!

1.) My favorite thing about learning code is the amount of creativity is endless with with coding.

2.) My name is LaMonne, and I'm from northern Virginia. I have a bachelor's in Biology from Tuskegee University. I'm studying the FEWD track and just started Unit 2's project. My goal is to finish the FEWD track and earn a position in Web Dev by Mid 2021.

3.) My linkdin is: www.linkedin.com/in/lamonne-hayes

4.) Skipping 4 because I do not know how to post screenshots in here lol.

5.) I love playing video games, exercising, listening/creating music, reading books, and now coding.

So you finished your bachelors in Biology. Are you trying to somehow combine career knowledge in the future or are you all about coding now and biology was just a stepping stone?

LaMonne Hayes
LaMonne Hayes
2,486 Points

My initial goal was to go to Medical School, but when I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and then later HHT, I decided to step away from medicine and pursue a career that allows me to be more flexible. But using my Biology background for coding is not something I thought about, I'm going to do some research in how I can combine the two fields. Thank you.

Isabelle Anana
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Isabelle Anana
UX Design Techdegree Student 5,228 Points

Hi guys! 1) I'm not in coding, but I am really enjoying my UX design program! My favorite thing is being able to see the overall design and know I DID THAT lol

2) My name is Isabelle, I'm from the Seattle area. I am 22! I have an AA in fine arts, a cosmetologist license and I am actually a hair and makeup artist, but have decided to expand my skill set amid covid. I am in Unit 4 :D

3) My website is: https://www.isabellemahealani.com/

4) https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iL9WmpIeJ3S244cBfd_wb7jmP63SAV28?usp=sharing

5) I love cooking, oil painting and watching art movies (just watched "The Holy Mountain" and "Angel's Egg", I HIGHLY recommend)

6) Let's connect! Leave me a comment :)

It's great to see someone in design. My brain ignores that. But I do realize it is essential to understand colors, typography, and placement.

What kind of software do you use in designing stuff? Did you design and develop your website?

I like it, and it's great to see another Seatown person here :)

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

Hi Isabelle,

I really liked your website! You are very talented! I am a Front End Web Developer myself and I am currently looking for work. I am also currently studying UX design with Treehouse too. There is going to be a Treehouse Festival going on next week that starts on Monday. You should attend that if you have time. It should be a lot of fun!

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Let's connect and maybe we can talk about UX design. I am really interested in design myself and find it very interesting.

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

What's your favorite thing about learning to code?

My favorite thing about coding is learning to shape an idea into a project. It's hard to come up with something original or exciting sometimes. But when you do, it makes all the work you did to learn the syntax, API, and framework you studied worth it.

Introduce yourself!

I'm Tim Aguirre. I am an inspiring Developer learning the tricks of the trade one step at a time.

Treehouse has always been one of my primary resources to learn as I will always love how their lessons focus on projects compared to other resources that focus on language syntax with no context.

I started learning development and coding in 2013, where I got my first job in Quality Assurance Testing. While I was there, I decided to learn the basics of Html, Javascript, and CSS. In 2017 I started online school with WGU and Graduated with my bachelor's in software development in Oct 2020.

Currently, in the unemployed life, looking for new opportunities. So I can use my new found expensive piece of paper. Until then, will keep my learning focus up to defeat the constant imposter syndrome running through my mind.

Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to

Let me know how your journey is going here. It's always great to connect with people who are learning and progressing, especially in this isolated COVID environment. And of course, if you have any opportunities you think I might be a good fit for, hit me up.

Like any professional dev, I have my git hub with my projects I work on here.

I also released my first android app in the Android Play Store here. Its a pretty straightforward app to help players of a pc game called phasmaphobia. But I'm pretty proud of it and going through the app store release process.

I'm now focused on trying to learn to react Native so that I can develop for iPhone and Android at the same time.

Share your interests, hobbies, etc!

Like any proper adult, I spend my time enjoying TV shows, movies, and video games when I'm not working. And when I'm not doing that, I try to work on other content creation, including playing some new hype on twitch or creating a fun vlog video for youtube or anything in between.

Chat with other students here by responding to their posts!

General question for everyone.

What career focus do you want to pursue in coding?

My main focus right now is Mobile development. I love making mobile apps because everyone has a phone but not everyone has a computer and I believe the access to mobile apps is so much simpler.

Anthony Morales
Anthony Morales
732 Points

My name is Anthony morales and looking to get into python just to add to my skill set. Any simple tasks you recommend to get my feet wet? thanks

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

Hi Timothy,

I checked out your GitHub and website! It looks very nice! I am a Front End Web Developer myself and a Treehouse Front End Web Developement Techdegree graduate.

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

Steven Weeks
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Steven Weeks
Treehouse Project Reviewer

1) Answer the icebreaker activity ā€“ What's your favorite thing about learning to code? Learning to code has allowed me to invest in myself, by using the resources that Treehouse and others have provided me. It's taken me from being on a 9-5 grind of work I didn't enjoy, to a career where I can use creativity to explore problems and solve in different ways and collaborate with other engineers to figure out solutions to issues that aren't always straight forward.

2) Introduce yourself! I'm Steven, I went through the FSJS tech degree and graduated back in December 2018 (That seems so long ago...), through the TAP program I got an internship at Vacasa where I've thrived, even with Covid-19 rearing it's ugly head.

3) Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-weeks-9996aa143/

4) Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on: I would, but I keep most of my coding strictly at work and They'd likely not appreciate my sharing of that. But I can tell you that I recently had to learn how to deal with SOAP endpoints and parsing through strings of XML to make updates to employees as part of a sync between a new HRIS and our inhouse monolith.

5) Share your interests, hobbies, etc! I'm usually gaming, walking or watching Netflix in my off time. Listening to Dark Synthwave during work is a hobby, I suppose.

Isabelle Anana
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Isabelle Anana
UX Design Techdegree Student 5,228 Points

Hey! I love those youtube playlists of dark synthwave I turn up the speed when I wanna blaze through some work haha. That's awesome!

Justin Whedon
Justin Whedon
19,811 Points

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Z0CUDgqBLoSkLoyFKIeML. <=== this is a playlist filled almost completely with my music projects (solo and with my wife).

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Hey Steven, great to see you here! Thanks for participating.

Steven Weeks
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Steven Weeks
Treehouse Project Reviewer

Yeah, those playlists have def helped me get through some slow days of coding. Kinda just hits on a level that my brain seems to function on.

Hey Ryan, just remembering where I came from and trying to give back every now and then.

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

Hi Steven,

I am a Front End Web Developer myself and a Treehouse Front End Web Developement Techdegree graduate. Do you have a link to your portfolio?

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Let's connect!

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

Kri'Shawn Brown
Kri'Shawn Brown
10,452 Points

hello my name is Kri'Shawn Brown. I'm very new to the coding world. as of right now I'm studying to become a full stack software programmer. honestly, in the short time from which I've been learning, I can honestly say that I'm very interested in CSS aspect of it all. I find the ability to take something dull and plain and give it life and purpose is really awesome. In the future I plan on taking a deeper dive into CSS.

I am posting the URL to my linkedin profile. Feel free to add me..--> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kri-shawn-brown-b83915137/

my hobbies include cooking, watching and playing sports(whatever im in the mood for..... mainly football lol) and watching movies. Im a big history buff too!! especially around the roman era.

Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Hey Kri'Shawn! We're cheering you on - keep up the great work :)

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

Hi Kri'Shawn,

I am a Front End Web Developer myself and a Treehouse Front End Web Development Techdegree graduate. CSS is a lot of fun to write! I really learned a lot about it in the Treehouse curriculum. Check out my portfolio and let me know what you think.

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Let's connect!

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

Justin Whedon
Justin Whedon
19,811 Points

What's your favorite thing about learning to code? The possibilities.

Introduce yourself! - My name is Justin and I'm a Jack of All Trades type. I currently design & develop websites, do graphic design & branding, online marketing, music production, and more.

Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jwhedon/

Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on - http://jwhedon.com/portfolio/

Share your interests, hobbies, etc! - My hobbies include spending time with my wife and 2 girls, hiking and being outdoors and writing/producing/performing/dj'ing music :)

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

Hi Justin,

We already connected on LinkedIn. I really like your portfolio! It's brilliant! It's nice that you can do website design & development, branding & graphic design. Now that I have graduated the Treehouse Front End Web Development Techdegree program I feel that I need to have fully designed websites under my belt. What do you think of my portfolio? I would love to hear your suggestions as I am thinking of revamping it.

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

gabrielalcaraz
gabrielalcaraz
6,463 Points

I feel like my favorite thing about code is making me feel smart because I just love to see the code in programs and just read it out like its a book

I'm Gabriel Alcaraz someone that started to learn code about four months ago and I love doing code. I started because I always wanted to be a coder for videogames and this makes my job possible.

Don't have LinkedIn

not really working on anything right now but I did make a working calculator yesterday using python

my hobbies consist of playing videogames, watching TV, browsing the web, and playing with my dog

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

Hi Gabriel,

Nice to meet you! I am a Front End Web Developer and a Treehouse Front End Web Developement Techdegree graduate.

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

gabrielalcaraz
gabrielalcaraz
6,463 Points

I'm just a teenager that's not even in high school able to understand things like pip. Trust me being able to tell what some code does and then making someone guess it makes me sound REALLY smart

My favorite thing about coding would be, experiencing how complex simplicity is then mastering it.

My name is Jesus Cardenas and I worked in the film and music video industry as a producer and director. Due to the current conditions of the world I decided to join the coding world.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jesuscardenas816/

Here a few of my work from working in film and music https://jcardenas816.wixsite.com/jesuscardenas2020

Looking to work with others on projects, I work best in a team. Reach out to collaborate!

I love music, discovering new music and enjoying artist like, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Brent Faiyaz, Snoh Aalegra, J Cole, Emotional Oranges etc Im hoping I can learn to code and use it to add to the music and film world somehow. To help creative artist integrate with software.

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

I love the science in computer science. I find it very interesting, and I love to learn to code and build things and make them all work.

Hi everyone!

My name is Shoaib Kamal Khan and I am a Front End Web Development Techdegree graduate! I am looking to gain some new connections and grow my network. Currently I am looking for a remote or reasonably local Front End Web Development position. I am also a creative. I play guitar, piano, I do rudimental drumming and I am also a music producer.

LinkedIn profile URL:

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

Here is the link to my portfolio:

https://shoaibkamalkhan.github.io

Thanks,

Shoaib Kamal Khan

Mel Rumsey
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Mel Rumsey
Treehouse Staff

I am a little late to this party but I wanted to join in on this weeks fun!

Hi I am Mel! I am a Python TechDegree Grad and a game development enthusiast! My favorite thing about learning to code, is that EVERYDAY I am learning something new.... whether its a new method, a new way of achieving a specific task, or a new syntax.

I am currently building an RPG (with C# and Unity) called The Queerest Quest that is going to teach people about the LGBTQ+ community through exploration and engagement. You can follow my progress on LinkedIn :)

Great to meet you all! ^-^