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Ryan Mouser
Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday - February 18th โ€“ Connect with other Treehouse Students!

Networking Thursday

Hey Treehouse Students!

Welcome back to another Networking Thursday!

๐Ÿ’ฌ How to participate:

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity โ€“ Fill in the blank: The best coding language to learn first is ________.
  2. Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect to
  3. Share links and/or screenshots of the projects you've been working on
  4. Share your interests, hobbies, etc!
  5. 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! ๐Ÿ’ฌ

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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.

The best coding language to learn first is Python!

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

Hoping you all stay safe, healthy, and well!

Treehouse Guest Speaker Series

Interested in pursuing a job in tech?

You won't want to miss this opportunity on March 11th at 12PM PDT! Spend an hour with a Tech Recruiter to learn how to stand out in the job search.

๐ŸŽŸ How to register:

Treehouse Founder and CEO, Ryan Carson, will facilitate a conversation with Karina Macias Sandoval, who leads Recruiting and Talent Operations at Nova Credit.

Ryan and Karina will discuss practical tips for folks looking to stand out to recruiters and land a job in tech. The interview will end with an audience question and answer portion followed by a networking hour for attendees.

There will be time for audience Q&A, so please come with some questions for Karina 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! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰

8 Answers

Sarah Amechazurra
Sarah Amechazurra
569 Points

The best coding language to learn first is Python.

I'm Sarah. I'm an academic at heart. A habitual student learning and improving my metacognition. Also, I am interested in improving my understanding of computer science. Data structures and algorithms across multiple programming languages enthralls me.


I am currently working on my first project which is building a portfolio website of all current and future projects. See my linkedin profile for more information.ย  I'm so thrilled to start sharing more of myself and documenting my journey with all of you.

For the longest time I've had the wrong perceptions on math. I had a math phobia. In the past I dislike math only because I had poor self image in my own abilities to master mathematics and I didn't have the motivation or support from my peers to enable me to be confident in mastering it.

Now my perception has changed. I like that doing math problems creates new neural pathways and expands cognitive capabilities in the brain.

I love the learning process and find joy in the challenge of it.

Jeffery Jones
Jeffery Jones
1,670 Points

Nice to meet you! I agree Python is a great first coding language to learn. I'm halfway through the course right now :)

Ainne Oum
Ainne Oum
3,045 Points

Hello everyone!

I am a self taught developer. I have been learning after work (pre-covid) and any time I can squeeze in between. I have freelanced a little bit in frontend development, participated in open source code, and I am currently in a software engineering fellowship.

It is never too late to start learning, and please don't ever feel discouraged! I started to learn how to code at the age of 36. Now I am 38 years old and I am currently in my software engineering fellowship. The best way to get started is of course finding open source projects and building your own projects... because I did that, I was accepted into my current program. In the early stages I was scared, but I jumped in and learned as much as I could as fast I could.

I came to Treehouse to refine my JavaScript skills. I highly recommend Treehouse for JavaScript... it is hands down the best resource I have encountered, or at least the best for me, as I have tried many JavaScript resources.

Currently I am refining my JavaScript skills and learning Python on TreeHouse.... I find Python to be easy because it has similar concepts as JavaScript.

At the end of my software engineering fellowship, I will start applying for jobs in web development. Check me and my code out here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ainneoum/

Thanks! Ainne

That's so awesome that you lead JavaScript events for WWCode San Francisco! Now that meetings are virtual I've wanted to pop into a couple in different areas so I'll definitely have to keep posted on WWCode San Francisco's events!

Hi everyone! I am Jason. I am a grad of one TD FEWD. A consistent studier and builder. I have reached a point that I do not know exactly what to do as I have had my struggles understanding certain concepts such as installing dependencies, what makes a framework and all this other stuff that I get hung up on. After so much struggling, I have decided to start blogging about it. It's a bit of an obstacle course the first page but hopefully it is coherent and able to be followed. By the third page I am starting to follow Andrew Chalkley through this course called Express basics here is the corresponding video. So if you don't want your head hurt, and you are interested, my iteration of this teaching will start to follow andrew on Blog 2 and a half lol.

Start on 3 if you want a fresh express app just like the one in the course files that are underneath the video.



I decided to start making my own blog because I couldn't get Hashnode to publish and Treehouse has taught me this skill so I just said "well, If HASHNODE can't find it to publish, then I will" so as I am re-iterating through and starting fresh some learnings, it will force me to really engage with the content by writing out the words of the instructions and also having to add code blocks and style them slows me down enough to be kind of reading over what I am styling out...if that makes sense to y'all. All the while, I will be strengthening my skills in CSS and HTML because eventually I will want to REALLY show this (whatever it is) to somebody that may want to know what it is that I know and I will say, "I made a comprehensive walk-through blog on all of my Treehouse courses that I found difficult to understand, thus solidifying my knowledge in them" and you can find that here,here and here ...something like that. Oh btw this is what the natural progression in my journey with #100Daysofcode of which I am currently working on the aforestated project and on my 58th day!

My proudest accomplishment through all this is to just look at my Treehouse Profile https://teamtreehouse.com/jdnutt and see All the different technologies ( I thought it would have been the Tech Degree) that all come with a bit of struggle and even a little sorrow sometimes but looking at my board helps me to say "well... If I made it through that one, I can get this other one right?" Anyways, I am a student learning new things and I hope you are too. I'd love to get to hear your story AND I will share mine with you IF you are interested. My social links are as follows.




Oh yeah I forgot to mention my pronouns are He/Him and my languages and other skills I have learned with Treehouse are HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Node.js git, github a little Python PHP/SQL and a whole lot of love. I am now becoming a Node.js developer...express.js developer follow my journey if you'd like.


Oh and the best first programming language is YES I CAN!!!!!!

John Ruggles
John Ruggles
UX Design Techdegree Student 2,297 Points


I'm John Ruggles. I'm a higher education professional with expertise in fine art studio techniques, multi-modal methodology, project development, and community engagement. I recently started exploring prop building & graphic design for film.

However, I've been on a sort of sabbatical from academia for a while now, and mostly do freelance design work and elder care for my Abuela. She just turned 99!

I'm currently working on helping an arts and music/community focused LLC get up and running, a magic mirror build with a raspberry pi 4, some big abstract paintings, and a lot of prop builds! In between all that I'm currently pursuing the UX Design Techdegree here at Treehouse.

My other hobbies include gardening, playing ice hockey, birdwatching, carving wooden spoons, and spoiling my cat.

You can find me on LinkedIn here:


The best coding language to learn first isย Python probably. I'm just getting started, but my choices were mostly motivated by what I could build or make using it.

Hi there! my name is Sarah Moore I've been studying front-end development and full-stack javascript through team treehouse for a couple of months now and I absolutely love it! I'm a volunteer for the Philadelphia Chapter of Women Who Code! Every other Saturday we host "Coffee, Code and Chat" networking events! any one of any skill set can join and network with other developers! https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Philly/events/tsbscsyccdbbc/ - here's the registration link if you're interested.

If you want to connect more feel free to add me on LinkedIn and just shoot me a message! https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-moore-238095a0/

Ainne Oum
Ainne Oum
3,045 Points

Hi Sarah! I am also a volunteer for WWCode in San Francisco!!! I lead/mentor JavaScript events~ :)

Good day, Hello everyone i made a new linkedin account and manage to find if not all a few of you because other people did not have any pictures or have a lot of common or similar names, if you have seen my invitation please do accept it. i thank you in advance, for those who i was not able to send an invite please do feel free to connect with me on this link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-russell-sumando-menil-715a48205/ Best regards, Karl Russell Sumando Menil

Cisco Rendon
Cisco Rendon
Courses Plus Student 30,879 Points

Hello everyone, my name is Cisco Rendon, I am from New York City. Second time posting on the community form in a very long time. I am an entrepreneur based in NYC, started learning in 2013 but I have taken time off from learning. I am constantly refining my craft with newer techniques and languages. Aside from web development, I am a man of many crafts. I am IT Associate as well and I also work part time with a small business assisting them in their needs from AP/Purchasing to doing installs. The city of hustlers, that is what New York City is all about. Part of my self motivated career move in the IT world is fixing broken computers and refurbishing them to resell. In a tech age, we are all being taught to code but not to build or fix.

I started with Team Treehouse when they were teaching WordPress and it's basic foundation was learning HTML/CSS. I could not learn PHP / JS without knowing a basic understanding of the foundation all web pages and apps are built on and I strongly believe efore jumping onto any course, learn the strong foundation of the web. I built a sample site with strong javascript techniques but if you were to look at the foundation of the site, you will see that HTML/CSS is a powerful basic language to understand first. Cisco Rendon's Github.

You can follow me on Instagram or Facebook. Ask me any questions regarding tech stuff and if I know it, I am more than willing to help. If I cannot, I will point you in the right direction.

I will continue to learn with Team Treehouse, one of my best kept gems in my pocket. I look forward to seeing more work from other students here, want to see what else they can offer and always looking to see others shine in the age of technology.

Chance Favors Only The Prepared Mind -Louis Pasteur

P.S. Learn Github, it is one of the most important lessons that you will need to arm yourself with. Enjoy the evening everyone, stay safe!

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

The best coding language to learn first is whatever you are interested in learning. Don't let anyone dissuade you from your coding passion. If your jam is JavaScript, then go for it. If you fashion yourself a pythonista then go do that. Obsessed with all things front-end? Then make learning front-end your life's purpose to master all of its aesthetic wonders. It's your life, your career and your passion. You do you!

Hello everyone. I'm Jonathan, and I'm a FSJS TD student. I initially started as FEWD TD in November 2020, but decided to pivot this year to take on the the challenge of learning JS.

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Here's a link to my profile I created. I'll admit that I haven't updated recently because I've been to busy learning JS.

I'm passionate about American football and the NFL. My favorite team is the Dallas Cowboys. I love all things data analytics.

I have recently started blog to record my journey of pivoting to a developer career. You can go here to view it.