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The pandemic is forcing millions of people to reskill and secure well-paying jobs. 
The mission of this festival is to unite, encourage and empower you. 

Abel Quintero

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Anwar Montasir

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Candiace Williams

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Dalyn Small

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Donna Vitan

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Cora Cowles

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Grant Ovsepyan

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Guil Hernandez

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Elizabeth Stock

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Jamie Renee Williams

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July 27–31

FAQ

Is there a cost to attend?

Do I need to be a Treehouse student to attend?

This event is open to everyone, regardless of if you are a student at Treehouse or not.

Nope! Attending Treehouse Festival is 
completely free.

Will the Festival be recorded?

We do plan to record the event so Treehouse students can have access to the content once the Festival is over.

I can only make some of the Festival. Is it still worth it to go?

Absolutely! There will be expert presentations 
on a number of topics throughout the Festival. 
We highly encourage you to tune in when you 
are available.

What’s it Going to be Like?

Treehouse Festival will take place through Hopin, an online platform that creates engaging events used to connect people from all over. Attendees will get the chance to see presenters speak in real time, ask questions, as well as connect with other Treehouse Festival attendees. Hopin makes it feel as though you are in person by creating meaningful interactions between attendees and presenters, just like an in-person event.

9:00am–9:25am
Main Stage

How to Learn Online Like a Pro

Guil Hernandez

Join Guil to learn best practices to help you succeed in your online learning journey.

Monday, July 27th

Tuesday, July 28th

9:30am–9:55am
Main Stage

A Day in the Life of a Developer

Myles Young

Myles takes you through his day as a developer, how he got to where he is, and how to face challenges as a developer.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

Intro to Successful Design Systems

Donna Vitan

We’ll look at the different components of a design system through the lens of inclusive and accessible design.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

Fireside Chat with Career 
Karma CEO, Ruben Harris

Ruben Harris

Intro to Computer Science

9:00am–9:25am
Main Stage

Vaidehi Joshi

Vaidehi Joshi discusses Intro to Computer Science, an important subject for any developer.

9:30am–9:55am
Main Stage

Day in the Life of a UX Designer

Jamie Renee Williams

Discover what the day-to-day looks like for a User Experience (UX) Designer with Jamie Renee Williams.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

How to Get Started with 
Inclusive Design

Cora Cowles

Cora Cowles, Experience Design Director, presents on how to get started with 
inclusive design.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

Building Community in Tech: 
Together We Rise

Elizabeth Stock

Wednesday, July 29th

9:00am–9:25am
Main Stage

Building Career Resilience 
During the Pandemic

Susanne Tedrick

This session will examine the realities of the current tech job market, as well as the key skills and traits that all candidates will need to be successful.

9:30am–9:55am
Main Stage

Grant Ovsepyan

How to Get Your First Job In Tech: Search, Apply and Interview Effectively

Treehouse graduate Grant discusses their journey from retail manager to web developer.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

LGBTQ+ in Tech

Abel Quintero

Abel Quintero leads a session for the LGBTQ+ community and the tech intersection. Attendees have the chance to engage with Abel in this session.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

How to Get Your First Job In Tech Q&A

Grant Ovsepyan

Thursday, July 30th

9:00am–9:25am
Main Stage

21st Century Skills 101

Michelle Zohlman

Join Michelle as she breaks down a few of the many soft skills that are important in the tech industry...and life!

9:30am–9:55am
Main Stage

Candiace Williams

How to Work From Home Effectively

We are working from home now more than ever. Candiace presents best tips and practices for working from home.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

Designing Accessibility Curriculum: 
A Case Study

Anwar Montasir

Join Anwar, UX Design Teacher at Treehouse, as he talks about accessibility in design.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

Neurodiversity: Understanding Autism & Employment

Fidgetech

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Dr. Toni Josato hosts a fireside chat with Career Karma CEO, Ruben Harris about the path that led him to where he is today.

Presenter Elizabeth Stock will cover the importance of community support in the tech industry, particularly for women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks.

Grant Ovsepyan will answer live chat questions from attendees following his main stage presentation, "How to Get Your First Job In Tech".

Friday, July 31st

9:00am–9:25am
Main Stage

Key Skills Everyone Should 
Be Learning

Sharnecia Williams

Software Engineering Manager Sharnecia discusses key skills you should be learning.

9:30am–9:55am
Main Stage

Dalyn Small

Dalyn discusses the benefits of mentorship in his own experience, and how you can use it to up your chances of success.

10:00am–10:55am
Session

Ryan Carson

Ask Me Anything with Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson

Treehouse Founder and CEO Ryan Carson will be moderating this live AMA. Now's your chance to ask Ryan whatever questions you have for him!

How to Massively Increase Your Success with Mentorship

Michelle Zohlman

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Myles Young

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Ryan Carson

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Ruben Harris

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Susanne Tedrick

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Vaidehi Joshi

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Dr. Justine Haigh

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Sharnecia Williams

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Our Speakers

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Register for the Treehouse Festival Today!

Register Now

Register Now: It's Free

The pandemic is forcing millions of people to re-skill and secure well-paying jobs. The mission of this festival is to unite, encourage and empower you. 

Abel Quintero

Our Speakers

Anwar Montasir

Cora Cowles

Candiace Williams

Dalyn Small

Jamie Renee Williams

Guil Hernandez

Dr. Toni Josato

Grant Ovsepyan

Elizabeth Stock

Susanne Tedrick

Ryan Carson

Ruben Harris

Myles Young

Michelle Zohlman

Vaidehi Joshi

What’s it Going to be Like?

Treehouse Festival will take place through Hopin, an online platform that creates engaging events used to connect people from all over. Attendees will get the chance to see presenters speak in real time, ask questions, as well as connect with other Treehouse Festival attendees. Hopin makes it feel as though you are in person by creating meaningful interactions between attendees and presenters, just like an in-person event.

Register Now

FAQ

Is there a cost to attend?

Nope! Attending Treehouse Festival is completely free.

Do I need to be a Treehouse student to attend?

This event is open to everyone, regardless of if you are a student at Treehouse or not.

Will the Festival be recorded?

We do plan to record the event so Treehouse students can have access to the content once the Festival is over.

I can only make some of the Festival. Is it still 
worth it to go?

Absolutely! There will be expert presentations on a number of topics throughout the Festival. We highly encourage you to tune in when you are available.

See The Full Schedule Here

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© 2019 Treehouse Island, Inc.

FIDGETECH is a purposeful, supportive community for young adults on the autism spectrum to learn technologies and achieve educational, work, or personal goals.

Join us and 10,000+ Treehouse Students for the largest online gathering in Treehouse history!

Join Us For Daily Open Networking Sessions 11:00am–12:00pm

Use Hopin's networking feature to meet and connect with other attendees in a one-on-one setting.

Donna Vitan

Dr. Justine Haigh

All event times are in PST

Dr. Toni Josato

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Sharnecia Williams

Alexandra Waite

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Heung-For Chen

Alexandra Waite