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Ryan Mouser
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Ryan Mouser
Treehouse Staff

Networking Thursday - March 4th – Connect with other Treehouse Students!

Networking Thursday

Hey Treehouse Students!

Welcome back to another Networking Thursday!

Quick FYI: I'll be on Sabbatical until April 5th - but Networking Thursdays will continue to be here for you hosted by Bo Jacober!

💬 How to participate:

  1. Answer the icebreaker activity – What dream job are you working toward landing? Is your learning journey with Treehouse contributing to this goal? Share the dream!
  2. Share your LinkedIn profile URL for other students to connect with you.
  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! 💬

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! 😀

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.

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 how to get a high-paying 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.

🎟 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! 🥳🎉


#ChooseToChallenge for International Womxn's Day 2021!

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Leading up to International Womxn's Day on March 8th, we invite you to participate in #ChooseToChallenge with us at Treehouse. Anyone who identifies as a womxn should be able to celebrate themselves authentically, without fear of discrimination and bias.

Learn more about the challenge and how to participate – https://www.internationalwomensday.com/theme

Be sure to tag us on social when you post your pic!

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

6 Answers

Michael Carr
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Michael Carr
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 10,900 Points

Warm hello to everyone! I'm Michael, a TD student learning full stack web development. I've been in the music industry for over 10 years running digital content delivery for an independent label.

I'm currently developing a SaaS app for the music industry, it helps folks process music royalties quickly and easily. It's a massive project that I probably should have started a few years into my development career but I'm so glad I just dove right in. It's helped me get a feel for fixing real-world problems in an arena that I love.

Check out my app here: https://www.soundsplits.com

It's in it's infancy but it's coming along.

I plan to land a job where my contribution has a measurable impact on others, and where I can follow my curiosity and flex my imagination.

When I'm not coding I'm cycling or spending time with my partner. Most recently I've been sucked into the video game Valheim!

Find me on Linkedin! Would love to connect and stay in touch as you pursue a new career.

Abbie Bowen
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Abbie Bowen
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 5,693 Points

Hi everyone,

I have also been playing way too much Valheim! Such a fun game! Good luck with the app development, Michael!

I am changing careers a bit--I'm in K-12 education now and looking to shift to edTech. The pandemic made me adjust my career goals. I just started the Full Stack Javascript techdegree so I'm a very green Javascript programmer. But I'm excited about what I'm learning so far while also realizing that I have a really long way to go. I love being totally stumped and walking away only to come back to something the next day and be able to correct it.

I'm all over the place with my days and hobbies. I work full time so I code and learn in the evenings with a good amount of hanging out with my partner and fur babies ("co-workers" these days), quilting, gardening and life thrown in between.

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

dodders
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Python Development Techdegree Graduate 36,907 Points

Good evening all! I'm Paul (in the UK) currently studying the FSJS Techdegree (I'm also a FEWD and Python Graduate).

I've worked in tech (support and network administration) for about 15 years and a couple years back made the move to Scrum Master in the automotive industry.

Working in some amazing teams has really made me want to get my feet wet and contribute, so I'm studying these courses to find what I would enjoy the most, and build a strong project portfolio.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauldodkins/ https://www.dodkins.net/

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

I am not working toward a dream job per se. My goal is to become a software developer, and if that role became available at my dream employer, Microsoft, then that would be great! While my learning journey may not provide the exact skills that Microsoft may want from me, depending on the position, I believe that my journey will be a good demonstration of my willingness to learn and understand development technologies.

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 in 2021 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.

Peter Vann
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Peter Vann
Treehouse Moderator 35,062 Points

Hi!

This is Peter, a treehouse moderator.

I just wanted to throw out that if you haven't seen Resident Alien on the Sci-Fi channel it is AMAZING!!! (SOOOOO funny!?!). It's one of the best-written and funniest (and delightfully dark) comedy shows I have seen in years!!! You can watch it here if you don't get the Sci-Fi channel:

https://www.syfy.com/resident-alien

Trust me - it's BRILLIANT*!!! You'll LOVE it!!!

*(Certified "Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes!?!)

I have been coding off-and-on for 25+ years and Treehouse has helped me A LOT get up-to-speed with much of the latest coding frameworks and recent developments in the code-verse landscape (such as Git, ES6, Python, and React).

But I'm still finding a full-time coding position at the moment elusive. to say the least (difficult with the pandemic, I guess).

One thing that occurred to me recently is that I think tech recruiters, in general, but especially on Indeed, do not search for good candidates effectively.

This is what I arrived at:

I finally figured out why I hate the way tech companies hire.

As a developer, I'm like McDonald's.

My resume is like the drive-through menu.

Tech recruiters are like someone going through the drive-through.

I'm not even sure if they glance at the menu/resume, let alone peruse it.

But when the drive-thru speaker asks, "May I take your order?", the customer/recruiter says, "I'd like a jello."

"We don't have jello."

"Well, then I'll take a Burrito Supreme."

"We're not Taco Bell!?!"

"OK, how 'bout a small pizza?"

"Sorry, we don't have pizza, either - just what's on the menu."

"OK, then I'll take a bucket of chicken - legs and thighs only, please."

"This isn't KFC, either. The only chicken we have are McNuggets or chicken sandwiches."

"OK, let's go with some honey walnut prawns and some white rice."

"Don't have those either."

"I guess I'll have to take my business elsewhere then."

(Customer/Recruiter drives off in disgust - stomach still empty...)

LOL (not really, though, it's stupid/sad)!?!

(Let's just say I get untold emails for positions where several "requirements" are NOT anywhere on my resume, even though I have a laundry list of skills!?!)

(I have also seen job postings where the required experience level, in years, for a certain skill, is longer than that technology has existed!?! Erm...huh?!?)

Anyway, welcome to Treehouse, if you are a newbie!

The forums/community is really helpful and supportive, so if you are stuck on anything, ask away!!!

Stay safe and happy coding!!!

Everett Harris
Everett Harris
1,949 Points

Good morning everyone. I recently completed an HTML course on W3Schools, and that is as far a my knowledge of coding/software development begins and ends. I have a few ideas of applications I want to develop and reaching those goals would be my dream job. I work a full-time job as a Forklift Driver at a good company. I'm not really a social media type of person, I'm what you call an old-school type of person. I am very much a people person and love learning new things along with ambition plus drive to be successful. Nervous and ready for this journey.

www.linkedin.com/in/everett-harris-6309491bb

Erika Davis
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Erika Davis
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 1,707 Points

Greetings All, I’m a newbie, just starting the Front End Web tech degree program! I’m also a career changer. I work in the public library field as a librarian. Been in the field for over 10 years. Ready for a positive change and challenge! My dream job would be to find a role using my library skills and tech skills anywhere within the Disney family! I just completed my first project of the course, the profile page, and submitted that yesterday. I have a lot to learn but I am looking forward to continuing the journey. I spend all of my time with my little diva dog Jubilee. She is a 16 year old Min Pin who loves bossing me around. When I’m not focused on my dog, I enjoy reading manga, helping out at my church, running, yoga, watching Disney+, and/or Godzilla movies (classics not new). I’m also a LEGO fan. My current favorite brain break activity is playing Animal Crossing New Horizons on my Nintendo Switch Lite. I’m looking forward to working and learning with you all! Enjoy your weekend! www.linkedin.com/in/erika2davis