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Ryan Mouser
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Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday - February 4th – 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:

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity – When do you prefer to learn to code or design – morning, afternoon, evening, late night, or depends on the day?
  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! 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.

I find I do my best learning in the early morning - how about you?

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

Hoping you all stay safe, healthy, and well!


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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

davonta Trench
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davonta Trench
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 366 Points

Hi everyone my name is Davonta am currently learning Front-end web development and I rather code during the morning and I love it because I feel like am more focus and the information is more retainable for me.

Beside loving to code I like to read and Workout and when am not doing those stuff I like to keep my mind busy by learning stuff it be something academic or even watching videos about coding.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davonta-trench-3b588010b/

Otherwise from that I really love to code and I want thank Teamtreehouse for this wonderful opportunity for letting me learn front-end web development because it always been my goal to become software engineer.

7 Answers

Sarah Amechazurra
Sarah Amechazurra
569 Points

I am currently learning the Front End web development track and I mostly enjoy learning to code in the late afternoon early evening hours. From 4PM to 7PM.

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.

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

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.Β  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.

Liz Jackson
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Liz Jackson
Treehouse Staff

Hey Sarah! I just sent you a request on LinkedIn. I relate to you regarding the math phobia. I'm not sure if I ever had a phobia, but it never came naturally to me and was always a source of stress. I'm glad your perception changed! I'm excited to follow along on your journey.

Jonathan Tucker
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Jonathan Tucker
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 12,466 Points
  1. With a wife and two kids, learning to code as early in the morning as humanly possible is a must for me. My mind is fresh and coding in pre-dawn allows me to comprehend concepts just JS a little better.

  2. 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.

  3. Please connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

  4. 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.

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

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

Peter Vann
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Peter Vann
Treehouse Moderator 35,061 Points

Hi. I just got invited to be a Treehouse Forum moderator and so here I am. I hope y’all are staying safe and sane. It’s a pleasure to be aboard! I have been using Treehouse off-and-on since late 2017 and find the platform well-structured and easy to learn from. I really enjoy the video-quiz-video-code challenge, etc. format. I’m now up to nearly 28,000 points with 344 achievement badges so far. My strengths are Javascript, PHP, Python HTML, CSS, and SQL at the moment. (You can check out my profile here.)

Outside Treehouse, I like to play racquetball and the drums and can eat tacos 3 meals a day.

I recently discovered Resident Alien on the Sci-Fi channel and it is SOOOOOOOO funny!?!

As a side hustle, I am now the primary NorCal distributor/sales rep for Jeff's Famous Jerky - arguably the best beef, bacon, and turkey jerky in the world, with 23 flavors total, so far. Hit me up if you love jerky and want to know more.

One of my favorite fun projects was coding the classic Simon Game (admittedly, a wee bit eccentrically)!?!

And I also recently wrote a Python program to prove the Monty Hall Problem as seen in the movie 21.

I am NOT a morning person, so I do my best learning/coding in the afternoon and evenings.

Anywhoozzle,

Stay safe and happy coding!

Chris Adams
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Chris Adams
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,690 Points

Nice to meet you, Peter. Hard to source turkey jerky here in Australia - but pretty common to find kangaroo and emu jerky. I would not recommend these products :laughingemoji:

A Simon Cowell game was the last thing I expect to come across. Looks like you had fun with it - it's great!

Peter Vann
Peter Vann
Treehouse Moderator 35,061 Points

Hi Chris - Nice to meet you, too!

Kangaroo and emu jerky sounds interesting (it's funny you don't recommend them, though!?! LOL)

Jeff tested out some alligator jerky through a third-party supplier, which I'm led to believe is better than it sounds (I haven't tried it yet!?! I used to be a waiter at a cajun restaurant years ago, though, so I have had a lot of gator and it's actually really good!?!).

Our bacon jerky is exceptional, though!

Thanks for the kudos on the Simon Game. Yea - it was fun to work on (and it's actually made using React and Redux). I didn't want to do the same ol' thing, though. I've shared with a lot of people and I never get much in the way of feedback.

Anyway good luck with your Techdegree studies and stay safe!

Chris Adams
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Chris Adams
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,690 Points

Kangaroo is a really gamey meat, so the taste is...uh....undesirable in jerky form. Extremely, extremely lean too, so it's just chewy and gamey. Not ideal.

Croc is great.

Kudu is the game changer. Very popular in Africa.

All the best!

Chris Adams
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Chris Adams
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 8,690 Points

Hey all,

It's not even Thursday here in Australia - it's lunchtime on Friday. We live in the future.

I'm making my way through the Front End Web Development track, but I'll hopefully get through the other streams over the course of the year. I'm squeezing in exercising when I can, in amongst work and other research commitments.

I have a non-technical background, with careers spanning politics, international relations, education, and scuba diving. I've recently started teaching Interaction Design courses at the University of Queensland, in prep for a PhD in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development). My interest is in how we design technologies for developing, non-Western communities in ways that respect local customs and cultures. I have an interest in marine and coastal communities, so hopefully one day I'll be looking into how we can develop new technologies and systems for marine conservation that don't - you know - act as a form of neocolonialism.

I've got a social science background, and while interaction design / human-computer interaction doesn't really require me to be a overly proficient coder...I'd like to be.

Here's my LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-adams-5a097631/

Here's to the unknown.

Chris

Liz Jackson
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Liz Jackson
Treehouse Staff

Hello! My name is Liz. I work at Treehouse on the marketing team but have completed nearly half of the FSJS Techdegree and am dabbling in the UX Techdegree now. I prefer to code/learn in the evening. I make lists for everyday, and don't feel I can learn unless most of my daily responsibility list is checked off.

Here is my LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-dominguez-jackson-6b2b40135/ I don't have any recent projects but my github is github.com/lizjack if you wanna see any of my past projects.

Besides learning at Treehouse, I love to run, play music with my partner, share memes with my siblings, watch animated shows, and eat sweet foods. I have a huge sweet tooth! (is that an interest?) Also the second half of my hobbies makes me sound like a child but I promise I am a full grown adult. lol

If you have any interest in the above, let's chat! I'd love to make new connections.

Sarah Amechazurra
Sarah Amechazurra
569 Points

Hi Liz! Sorry for the late response. I see youve said you have completed nearly half of the FSJS Techdegree. I have intent to do that track by next year. Hope you are enjoying UX tech degree. I use Khan Academy to develop my math skills. Its fun yet challenging. Great to connect with you on Linkedin too!

Hi,

I am Darrin. I have been web designing sice 2019. Before that I programmed mainframe computers. I enjoy studying throughout the day. For fun I enjoy workingout.

Josh Seltzer
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Josh Seltzer
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 10,810 Points

Hi all -

I code at night and on weekends. I like weekends because I can take my time and don't feel as crammed with other obligations. I usually take the day on Saturday to focus solely on treehouse/coding. LinkedIn - feel free to connect I recently finished Unit 6, and am hosting my personal site on heroku now. If anyone knows the easiest way to connect all my demos to the site, that'd be lovely. (Right now the demo links don't work, but they did before when I was hosting via github directly) - I'm wondering if there's a better way to wrap it all together without merging all the repos manually into one large repo for the site.

-Josh