CommunityImagine What You Can Do in a Year: Ashley Harpp’s Story

Faye Bridge
writes on September 15, 2016

Earlier this year we met Ashley Harpp, an accomplished Treehouse student with an inspiring story. When Ashley first joined Treehouse, she was working as a currency consultant at the airport. Having plateaued in her job and expecting her first baby, Ashley decided it was time for a brand new career. Ashley was fascinated by the creativity of coding and building websites, so she decided to set the goal of learning to code. In a year – without a college degree or any previous coding experience – Ashley was able to accomplish that goal. Initially, she applied her new coding skills as a freelancer and built an impressive portfolio of projects. Since then her career has grown rapidly and she is now immersing herself in the web.

This summer, we had the opportunity and pleasure to stop by Ashley’s co-working space in Atlanta, GA to meet in person and hear more about her experience. Ashley’s energy and enthusiasm for coding is contagious, so much so that we decided who better to share her story, than Ashley herself.   


We’re also excited to have Ashley as a new contributor to the Treehouse Blog. Check out her most recent post below on how to stay motivated when you’re learning to code.

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3 Responses to “Imagine What You Can Do in a Year: Ashley Harpp’s Story”

  1. This video made me subscribe to Treehouse. Truly inspiring. 🙂

  2. This is super inspiring to anyone else out there looking to embark on the learn to code journey.

    I can also attest to the fact that Treehouse really made an impact on my life and helped me achieve my dreams and I am now doing what I love for a living.

    Thanks for sharing this story and for the amazing resource that you provide people wanting to take this journey.

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