Ryan MouserTreehouse Staff
Networking Thursday – Connect with other Treehouse Students!
Hey Treehouse Students!
We're back with another Networking Thursday – giving you the opportunity to connect with other Treehouse Students!
Many of you may have experienced the energy around the Treehouse Festival. The one-on-one networking sessions were a hit! It's always amazing to see y'all forming connections and cheering each other on.
💬 How to participate in Networking Thursday:
- Answer the icebreaker question: What age were you when you first started learning to code (or design)?
- 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!
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 get things started! 💬
I'm Ryan Mouser, the Content & Community Marketing Specialist here at Treehouse. 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 (any Avatar: The Last Airbender fans out there?)
You can connect with me on LinkedIn here. Looking forward to connecting with y'all!
Happy networking! :)
Hello Everybody, I'm Andrew Hinkson. I am an Account Manager at a tow company but have wanted to change careers for some time now. I was about 16 when I first started coding but have started over and over again due to work being main priority for the last 15 years. This time I am going to make more of an effort in staying on task of upgrading my life/career.
I am currently also enjoying learning woodworking in my garage. It has been something that has always interested me, same with programming, but never really had the time. Due to the current situation I find myself with way more time than i have ever had so I figured why not. Also just finished Avatar: TLA Ryan and have to say I am not sure why I waited so long to watch it. Great Stuff!
I am also realizing I need to start using my linkedIn page, thats what the cool kids are doing now right? Here it is if you want to connect LinkedIn
Well I do hope everybody has a great day/week/year. Stay safe out there!
Pierre-Jodale Allard7,143 Points
Hi. My name is Pierre.
I live in Trinidad in the Caribbean. I started learning to code in late 2019. Only recently found team treehouse and it is one of the best learning experiences I have had in coding. Feel free to check out my linked in. I am currently a bartender and I have started learning to code so that I may be able to earn a high salary and have can operate my own business in that field. I play competitive fighting games and am more of the more successful players locally.
Feel free to hit me up on linked in
Hi, I'm Kelsey and I'm 29. I just started learning to code about a month ago so I am still working through the basics. My background is civil/structural engineering. I am a new military spouse and we are currently living in Japan so I'm hoping to transition to a more remote friendly career path. Lately my hobbies have been watching Korean dramas, learning new recipes, playing animal crossing, and exploring the parks around our neighborhood.
Todd Baker17,207 Points
Hello everyone! My name is Todd Baker
I started coding my Junior year of high school. It wasn't until I was 23 and had recently finished earning an undergraduate degree in Mathematics that I began studying programming in depth.
Throughout my journey I've studied Java, SQL, HTML, VBA, C++, C#, Swift, Python, and PHP. Currently using Java, SQL, Python, and C# at my work.
Outside of programming, I enjoy studying history, economics, and film theory/history.
Feel free to drop me a line or connect. I still feel like a relative novice, but I'm a fast learner and have grown a lot over the years.
I started learning code in college (2013) but I wasn't really good at it. I started to take it a bit more serious last year. I really want to be a good web developer and I really hope I can grow with you guys.
I like learning about this. I'm a musician, I like to play the piano.
Hey everyone, my name is Trevor. I am 31 years old and I live in Southern California with my wife and son (coming soon: a daughter!) along with our two cats. I enjoy photography, anime, playing board + card games, and exercising + hiking. I earned my Bachelor's degree in English Literature in 2011 and I work at Apple Retail.
I wrote my first bit of code around age 16 in HS where we built a basic website for teachers. I didn't take to it back then and then tried again around age 25. Then finally I started taking it seriously in the summer of 2019.
My goal is to make a complete career change and get a job at Apple HQ as a Software Engineer. I envision getting started in Software QA and then continuing to learn in order to become a full-fledged software developer.
If you want to connect with me on LinkedIn in you can do so here
Courtney Pure8,953 Points
Hobbies include watching cartoons, reading comics, standup paddleboard, camping / hiking, studying mycology and making beer with my girlfriend. Fun fact - I use to farm for a few years and have a pretty green thumb.
Moved to Japan in 2013, I was thrown into a software development project management role. I learned UI design, a lot about Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC), and began programming at 30 years old.
Check me out on LinkedIn
Ryan MouserTreehouse Staff
Wow! So awesome to hear from all of you and make connections. Thanks for participating in Networking Thursday – hope you continue to form connections and cheer each other on!
Valeriya Kamenetska10,452 Points
Hi, my name is Valeriya. I currently live in Melbourne. I took a few programming electives while studying something else at university. Back then, I was going to switch to Computer Science degree but once I took some electives, I changed my mind. That was only because everyone in the first year already knew so much and seemed much more passionate about it. Made me think that because I am not as passionate about it, maybe it is not my thing. Despite of that, I received the best grades in my programming courses (better than my core subject as per my actual degree).
Now, I am getting back into programming, particularly with a purpose to learn how to build algorithmic trading bots. As I also trade stocks. So much learning ahead. But I am excited.
I was born in the UK but now call New Zealand my home. I work for one of the major banks here as a Quality Assurance Specialist. My main focus is software testing but also coaching my team through Agile methodology. The reason for joining Treehouse is because I want to become more 'T' shaped by picking up more technical skills. Not only to benefit me, but also my team. Reach out to me here or on Linkedin if anyone want's to follow my progress on #100DaysofCode. I'm loving the journey. It would be great to connect with you all.
Hi everyone I’m so late to this i didn’t even know about it until a few minutes ago. My name is Ewuradjoa you can call me Adjoa. I am a graphic designer. I took a web design class in college and I love it. I think i was 22.
I love learning new things. I am currently learning how to make jewelry and learning more about how to be an entrepreneur in the creative field.
Clinton HaysFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,011 Points
I'm Clinton Hays. I just started my coding journey this year at the age of 35. I've been living in Korea for the past 5 years while teaching English. It's given me lots of amazing opportunities for travel. I've seen parts of the world I never thought possible. That travel really pushed me to redirect my vision for the future. I want a career that will provide a comfortable living for my wife and me so we can do more of the things we love. The possibility of working remotely or as a self-employed freelancer are really what enticed me into pursuing Front End Web Dev.
My hobbies include cooking, anime, travel, crosswords, and mixology.
Looking forward to connecting with everyone! :)
Mary Cloud6,311 Points
Hi everyone! My name is Mary Cloud.
I started learning to code a couple of months ago and was thrilled to discover how much I enjoy it since I have been considering a career switch for a couple of years now. I am 32 and am currently (or was before the pandemic happened!) an opera singer.
I am working through the front-end web development track here at Treehouse, and I started a pretend professional website for Anne of Green Gables as a practice project :).
I love almost anything to do with the performing arts, cooking/baking, being outdoors, and reading.
Hi All! My name is Raul Rodriguez III (35 years old in 6 days)
I started learning to code about 4 years ago but didn't get a chance to deep dive as I was still in grad school. I'm a psychiatric social worker at an inpatient psychiatric hospital and on my last year of my practicum for my individual practitioner license but decided (pre-pandemic) that I want to switch gears into a more tech-oriented field so am hitting it pretty hard now.
In my free time (when I'm not coding) I'm usually watching a campy horror flick, playing around on Nintendo Switch, or going for a quick weekend getaway when there's not a global pandemic hindering such possibilities.
Jordan youngCourses Plus Student 5,250 Points
Hi all! My name is Jordan and I've dabbled in so many things so far in my life (video editing, writing- I do have a book out on Amazon though!- being a network manager, being a docent at a museum and being a musician., etc)
Aside from the basic Myspace profile tweaks I did when I was a lot younger, I started to code 4 years ago and ambitiously tried to build an app from the ground up in Swift (spoiler alert, I got promoted before I was able to finish it). Then last year I picked up C# with the idea to make some games that I've been interested in.
Finally, I decided to perhaps tighten up my career skills and i'm taking the data science route which i'm really enjoying . It largely is Python based and it's going better than I thought.
In my "free time" i'm over here exploring the Hudson Valley in New York with my wife and one year old son.
Courtney Pure I am jealous of your beer making! I love porters. :) I have hops growing in my back yard, but I haven't done anything with them yet!
Mary Cloud I would definitely be interested in a coding/opera project!
Here is my Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanyoung/,
and i'm pretty active on Twitter too. https://twitter.com/settlingstatic
(Also, the Markdown Cheatsheet link below leads back to the main community site and the cheatsheet link is empty!)
My name is Cori, and I am 27 years old. I am currently working as a customer service representative at Home Depot; however, I am hoping to transition into a junior developer role soon. I started learning HTML and CSS in high school, but my journey into coding is relatively recent.
I am a dog mom to a Terrier and a Labrador. I also like to spend my time reading, playing my guitar, or tending my garden.
I look forward to meeting everyone!
Hey Guys!! I'm Luis, I started programming when I was around 18 years old (I'm 25 now), and I've learned a lot of things but haven't mastered any of them, and treehouse is so great because the content is really organized, so I'm filling gaps and learning things on a realistic way. I'm hoping to take the best from here and become the Web Developer I've always wanted to be.
I'm taking the Front-End Web Development track, and basically I'm planning on taking them all XD. I'd really like to make friends and colleagues to share experiences, knowledge and maybe make projects together, that would be reaaally cool.
I'll leave my links here:
I'm a christian, I'm from Dominican Republic (I speak Spanish), I play piano, I'm no pro but I really like playing piano and learning about music and now Programming more than ever. Nice to meet you guys! God Bless You!!!
I've been on and off of coding but started taking it seriously only recently at age 31.
You can fine me on LinkedIn
I only just finished mastering the basics of the CLI, Git, and GitHub!
When I'm not coding or working, I'm making video game music, learning Korean, working out, practicing mathematics and logic, or hanging out with a close friend!
Clinton HaysFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 18,011 Points
Hi Cori Mims! I worked at Lowes long ago...the smell of paint, lumber, and garden still follows me to this day. Haha.
Have fun on your coding adventures! :)
Samrat DevkotaFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 14,087 Points
I am Samrat from Nepal. I am microbiology graduate. I started learning to code 3 years ago. I learnt basics of everthing but I want to master the frontend developement. I am currently enrolled in Front End Techdegree.
let's connect on Linkedin
Asha COLEMAN1,245 Points
I started learning to code last year at 29 years old. I am a former mental health counselor turned media designer. I was burnt out and decided to transition into web development/UX design. I started learning to code before starting my second Masters in Media Design. I just graduated and have recently started working on the Front End track with Treehouse. I'm also learning to use Webflow right now so the only project I have is my portfolio page which started out as a template, but I customized the colors and popup windows in the Latest Work section. It's definitely a work in progress, but it's my first site so I'm super proud of myself. Any advice would be welcome to make it look better!
Kelsey Fort I absolutely love K-dramas!! What are you watching these days? If you want any recommendations. I might be able to help. In addition, to watching all kinds of TV (Anime, K-dramas, International shows, Time period shows, HGTV, etc), I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and traveling when I can.
I have had a lot of setbacks with coding and have not been as consistent as I would have liked to be, but here's my Github and my LinkedIn. I have tried to start the #100DaysOfCode challenge and didn't make it so I'm gearing up to try again. Would love any pointers and Accountability buddies who would like to take the journey with me!!
I look forward to connecting with you all!
Diego RaffaFront End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 14,733 Points
My name is Diego I'm Italian I started to study coding around 2 years ago. I started to code for a Career change. I did a College course in dublin where I live but I did not like it much...too much theory. I'm almost finish the front end Tech degree here. I did also some courses on Udemy and Scrimba. I have a kind of Portfolio Website (https://www.diegoraffa.com/) and some project on github(https://github.com/Diegoireland1975/) My Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/diego-raffa/) CIAO