I was working for Crackle.com, a digital streaming service for Sony TV, as a Content and Product Manager. My position had two distinct parts to it. On the content side I was tasked with going through the content library and figuring out how to repackage the legacy content to make it appealing to the 18-34 demographic. This determined what we featured across the apps each day and what we marketed through our social media as well as our digital and print buys. On the product side, I was tasked with finding front-end enhancements (either customer facing or in the proprietary CMS) and shepherding those projects from inception to code push. These enhancements were determined by several factors: what the executives wanted, what major content launches were coming, what app launches were coming and what bugs had been reported by customers or internally.
I come from a creative background so I have a variety of creative interests that range from filmmaking to music production. Currently, I am focused on fiction writing and music producing. However, I still find myself thinking up ideas for screenplays or stage plays.
I intend to do a deep study of Swift in the future. I am fascinated with iOS development. I also would like to do some coding for the Unity engine in order to test whether I like VR or not.
During my internship at Copious we were working on building a iOS app called JustFor. The was released into alpha at the beginning of 2016. It is an app that allows you to mass message people but any response to your message is only seen by you. I worked mainly on the desktop application. I liked it because it introduced me to NoSQL databases.
Creating a self executing anonymous function. This is a well known trick in JS, I know, but it was so cool when I learned it. The ability to have all your code self contained so that it doesn't interfere with any other code and to have all of that self execute was mind blowing when I first did it.
Be curious and build. You will never stop learning so don't look for that moment where you can stop schooling and get on with your life. That is why being curious is so important. Also, don't worry about what you make or how good it is. Just build a lot so you can get the experience. Last, I would highly recommend going to meetups. It is refreshing and fun to geek out with other coders in a non-work environment. Startup weekend was some of the most fun I have had with coding.