I still skate
Two things I can’t live without, skateboarding and tech. Skateboarding has always been my passion and unexpectedly, it’s led me to become a great software developer too. I started learning about software to build something for the skateboarding community and naturally, I wanted to test things out on my phone. The first questions I asked myself were:
- What software does my phone use? — iOS.
- What language can I use to build an app on iOS? — Swift.
From there, I taught myself the basics using resources from Apple and of course, the internet. I remember printing out “Hello World” for the first time and it felt just like my first ollie — which wasn’t pretty high at first! I knew learning how to develop was going to be difficult but I figured “Well if I can do this, what’s stopping me from learning how to do the next thing? And the thing after that? And so forth.” Failures and patience lead to progress so I just try to have fun with it.
In case you couldn’t tell yet — I love being a software engineer! I love learning new concepts while transforming my puzzled face into a cheesy grin. I should probably write more blogs about the tools I learn how to use. I never know who’s going to benefit from it. Plus, I’ve read so many blogs that have helped me a lot and it’s about time I return the favor.