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General Discussion

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

Would treehouse hire someone who has completed enough tracks on here?

I love this site and find it to be the cream of the crop when it comes to online coding practice, but I wanted to gain some perspective from the people who work at treehouse whether you honestly feel this site would train a user to be an attractive enough candidate to work for your company.

I guess my question is a litmus test to your stated goals about wanting to train people enough to begin a job in tech.

In the future I would like to see more advanced coursework also. I plan on getting a gold membership when Im up for renewal in October cause I love this site, but I'd like to see more courses like "How to code the treehouse front page" "modern design trends in 2014 and beyond" "Single page sites" etc.

I guess I crave more in-depth tracks ultimately. Your site shows how to do some cool things on the front end, but like many sites could use some work on in-depth dives. Have multiple tracks for the web designer with varying level of complexity. Likewise for app development. These are just constructive ideas going forward.

Keep up the great work regardless. I think this site is just brimming with potential and it already beats the pants off of the competitors. Well worth the cost. And any comments regarding my initial question will be appreciated.

Best~

Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
32,861 Points

I have wondered this myself. Good question!

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

sad to see no one answered :(

Colin Marshall
Colin Marshall
32,861 Points

Maybe Ryan Carson, Alan Johnson, or Rich Pettit could help answer your question. I would guess that it would ultimately come down to having a great portfolio.

3 Answers

chris salvi
chris salvi
7,584 Points

I also think this will help solidify your spot as the go to resource for coding online. There are very few if any great resources that take in-depth looks at state of the art code. Granted I realize this is a challenge, but just something to think about going forward.

Rich Pettit
STAFF
Rich Pettit
Treehouse Staff

Hi Chris, Thanks for your comments and compliments Many of our team members have been students of Treehouse before becoming part of the team. Our goal is to provide content that trains and prepares students for jobs in the tech industry. In fact hardly a day goes by that we don't receive an email from someone thanking us for helping them get a job through what they've learned at Treehouse. We realize that there is much more we can offer students at all levels and continue to add to the content library. Rich

Alan Johnson
Alan Johnson
7,625 Points

This is absolutely our goal. We're working on beefing up our curriculum as part of that, and also improving our mentoring process and plans for folks who are newer to the industry to help them get spun up with the company quickly.