So it has been a little while since I wrote my last post. It seems like something that keeps gets put on the back burner. Anyway… update time; Code Academy is rocking! We have started into week 7, Code Academy just had its first Startup weekend, and the new Code Academy site just launched. I didn’t get to make it to the startup weekend myself, but from what I heard and saw, it is pretty amazing what got created in one weekend. The craziest part is almost everyone who participated in the event had little to no experience with Ruby on Rails 6 weeks ago.
That goes for me too. Aside from making it halfway through a book on Rails 2 last year, I had not built any type of web application before. 6 weeks in, I have a working prototype of my application up and running. It is amazing what I have learned from this program in 6 weeks.
So what next? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. I see so many directions and paths that I could take, it’s almost overwhelming. Keeping a focus is so important. I’m still a video and motion guy at my core and I don’t want to give it up. But man, I love building stuff. It’s so fun to see my lines of code form into a functioning application. Tying these 2 worlds together is still my goal. What that job is I’m still not sure yet. Who knows… maybe I have to create it.
For now, I continue with the last half of Code Academy. Getting ready for demo day and fine tuning my application. Stay tuned for my launch page going up soon. I hope to get people beta testing it by the end of December.