We’re ridiculously excited about a story that a Treehouse member, Brian Stettenbenz, sent us:
After college, going through the interview process was daunting. My college degree did not do much, in separating me from the possible list of applicants. I started with Treehouse for two reasons. Many employers are asking for the direct skills that Treehouse teaches. Secondly, my brother-in-law who works in Database Programming heard about Treehouse, and thought I should give you a try. Once, I started going through the tutorials, and learning about coding, I realized that I wanted to do this for a career. Treehouse made learning a difficult subject, like programming fun and rewarding by earning badges.
Brian’s taking the skills he learned in HTML and CSS and applying them to a new job as an Editor with CBS College Sports:
The first technical aspects of the job requirement posted were HTML, CSS, and Adobe Photoshop. I would have never had the confidence to apply, for the job without Treehouse. I was able to tell them about my experience at Treehouse, and how I had work through the tutorials, and realized that I loved to program, and work in Photoshop. I talked about the badges, and my understanding of the importance in responsive web design, because of Nick. That I felt comfortable hand coding in HTML and CSS. They stated this was particularly important, and relieved that I had not learned in Adobe Dreamweaver.
Brian closed his message to us with a sentence that perfectly summarizes what got us into teaching at Treehouse in the first place:
For the first time in my life, I am starting a career that I chose.
Congrats on the new job, Brian! We’re super excited for you and the opportunity that your new HTML and CSS knowledge brought about.
Woot! Free T-Shirts!
We wake up excited to do what we do every day, and want to share it with more of you, so we’ll give the next 20 people to sign up for Treehouse with the link below a free t-shirt and 25% off of their first month of Treehouse!