It’s been exactly two years today since my last blog post. A lot has changed and i have much to share. I haven’t created the next big startup BUT i have collected some information others might find value in. Spending so much time learning to code and building projects was fun but once i worked my first developer job it wasn’t until then when the real fun began. It’s quite ironic when you think you’ve learned enough to be hired only to realize how much you don’t actually know. A ton of respect goes to those developers, programmers, engineers and scientists that have come before us to invent what we take for granted everyday. Being exposed to masters and experts in a field is a real eye opener. Simple conversations can be so valuable and insightful.
Where I’ve been
My first year working i was mostly building for WordPress and designing landing pages but then things opened up when i took a job at a startup called MyLandlordScore. I learned a lot at this company and was thrown into the wild to work on things i’ve never done before. I was working with a designer, a backend engineer, young entrepreneurs, investors and i loved it all. Working under pressure helped me release years of stress in a small amount of time to help build my patience. There were countless times i was sitting at my desk very frustrated. But it’s the ‘do or die’ type of moments that force you to grow.
Things became even more challenging when my CTO stepped down and i had to take over all the code. Before he left he wrote an api for me to use since we were planning on building a mobile app. We tried to outsource developers to build us a native app but it was way out of our budget. With time running out my boss decided to have me build the app. I explained to him the trade offs of building an HMTL5 app vs a Native app. For me to write everything in Obj-c was unrealistic and i believe swift was just introduced that year. HTML5 was our only option.
Where we’re going
We’re going to have some fun with this blog. I love the beauty of design, the value of an efficient Ui and the logic that powers it all. You learn quickly in your career you can’t do it all. So i like to focus on UX with some programming to bring it to life. My background in graphic design allows to me think differently then most developers so i like to take advantage of that. I even enjoy teaching my designer buddies that are just starting out. This blog will serve as a source to bridge the gap between art and logic. I can’t share everything i work on professionally for confidentiality purposes but what i’ll do is i’ll recreate projects to be more general to share with you along with side projects. I hope this serves you will. Happy Coding!