Treehouse Teacher: Craig Dennis Interview (Bring Your Daughter Or Son To Work Day)2:48 with Craig Dennis
In this episode, Craig celebrates Take Your Daughter or Son to Work Day by asking his daughter to host The Treehouse Show.
Hi, I'm Craig, welcome to The Treehouse Show. 0:00 The Treehouse Show is our weekly conversation with the Treehouse community. 0:02 [MUSIC] 0:05 In this episode, 0:11 we're going to be celebrating the Bring Your Child To Work Day. 0:11 My daughter Haddie is going to see firsthand what it's like 0:15 to host The Treehouse Show. 0:18 >> Hello, welcome to The Treehouse Show. 0:20 Introducing our first guest, Craig. 0:22 >> Thanks for having me on the show, Haddie. 0:25 >> How did you get started in technology? 0:31 >> That is a wonderful question. 0:33 So, when I was a little boy, about your age, actually. 0:35 You know Papa, right? 0:39 >> Yeah. >> Well Papa and I, Papa's a programmer. 0:41 You know that right? 0:43 So I would sit with Papa, and we would play a game called Zork. 0:44 It's very much like Zelda, that we play today, but it was a text-based game. 0:49 And you would be in a room, and there would be a lantern. 0:54 And you say, pick up lantern, turn lantern on. 0:56 And the story would change with what you did. 0:59 It was really cool. 1:01 >> Wow! >> It was a fun game, and 1:01 papa kind of tricked me. 1:04 He had me program one of those games. 1:07 And that's how I learned how to program. 1:09 That's how I did it and from there, yeah. 1:11 >> What do you teach at Treehouse? 1:13 >> So for Treehouse, I teach Java. 1:15 I've taught some other courses here, but yeah. 1:18 My main focus here is Java, and I've been doing that. 1:20 Have you ever done any Java coding? 1:23 No. >> Okay. 1:25 >> What's something that the students may not know about you? 1:27 >> Great question. 1:29 So aside from them knowing, 1:32 now they know that I have an adorably smart and cute daughter. 1:35 I was in the Peace Corps. 1:42 That's something they might not know. 1:43 >> Yeah, yeah. >> That's where I met Mommy. 1:44 So you're kind of a purebred Peace Corps baby. 1:46 >> [LAUGH] >> Uh-huh! 1:48 >> Yeah? 1:49 And I taught there, in Guayana, I taught how to program. 1:50 And I taught about Microsoft Office, and other things. 1:54 >> Yeah, yeah. 1:56 >> Yeah? You've heard those stories? 1:57 >> Yeah, yeah. 1:58 >> Okay. 1:59 So, I actually have a question for you, is that okay? 2:00 >> Yeah. >> I was wondering, 2:03 if you could tell the students what you think I do for a living. 2:05 What do I do every day? 2:09 >> You program and make video games. 2:11 >> I make video games? 2:13 What sort of video games do you think I make? 2:14 >> I think you make things that are hard to play. 2:17 >> Things that are hard to play. 2:21 Okay, why do you think I do that? 2:23 >> Because the point is, it's hard to play a video game, and a challenge. 2:27 >> So you think challenges are good? 2:31 >> Yeah. >> Yeah, so 2:33 people learn through challenge? 2:34 >> Yeah, dad. >> That's great. 2:35 [MUSIC] 2:37 Thanks for watching the Treehouse Show. 2:42 To get in touch with the show, reach out to me on Twitter. 2:43 Or hit us up in the Treehouse community. 2:45 See you next time. 2:47
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