Dare I say this time is different? Yes, largely because I have two simple goals.
- To learn and to educate myself. This is contrary to every previous attempt where I only sought to pass knowledge on to readers. Here I will seek to gain knowledge.
- To track my progress in moving away from working as a freelance front end developer to a fulfilling full time development position. Preferably in the venerable Silicon Valley or Denver – this is more of a geographical preference than a target set on any particular companies.
A bit about me
I picked up my first book on web development in 1999, HTML Complete the first edition. Fun fact: this behemoth contains 1,028 pages, a decidedly large book for a 5th grader to add to his backpack. I devoured that book cover to cover many times over that year. I was fascinated by seeing my creations published on Geocities and Angel Fire.
I was left behind. So now I have work to do. Challenge accepted.
What I’m learning and what I’m working on
I’m working on a side project to play with the File API, Local Storage, AngularJS, CSS preprocessing, and a few other fun toys that HTML 5 brings to the table. This side project is a mash-up of several open source language re-compilers/translators, so you can easy test and compare different options side by side. It uses Ace code editors to save time and keep the UI familiar & pretty.
And I co-founded a small start-up, Mosurv, which has been a major learning experience. That too is another story for another day.
Thanks for reading!