As last year was my first real experience as a dev, my main goal was simply to keep my head above water. Having survived (!!) I figure for year two I ought to set some slightly clearer goals for myself. Yea, I know… UGH bcs who wants to preepmtively disappoint themselves. But they say it can be helpful, (they who? ¯_(ツ)_/¯) so I figure I might as well give it a go & see what happens. I now have a better idea too, of the types of things I’m truly interested in in web development, where I want to go, & what I hope to accomplish in this new creative space of mine.
This blog was was mainly created as a place for me to shove ideas & concepts that I want to remember. It’s easier to find them here than to dig through my old notebooks and my illegible chicken-scratch notes. But I want this to be something that, should anyone else land on it, prove to be helpful to them too. Besides, teaching is the best way to learn.
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere on this blog, I come from a strong creative background in video creation. Having made my fare share of music videos, I’d like to find a way to expand on that through the browser and add an interactive element to the mix. I had started a project 2 years ago, but lacking the technical skills I needed to actually bring my vision to life, it’s been sitting on github gathering dust. Daunting as it is to look at old code - and from a n00b no less - I’m going in. Wish me luck.
In keeping with the visual spirit of all my projects, and inspired by Varun Vachhar’s A Triangle Every Day project, I’d like to start at least one ‘series’, producing a dynamic visual a week, over the course of the year. January with focus on finding my concept (I’m thinking something with patterns, or basic shapes + primary colors…) and starting February we’re off!
Ok this one isn’t so directly related to code, but I’m taking a cue from one of my favourite ladies on the web, Una Kravets. Because health is important and anyways, healthier body == healthier mind & a healthier mind == better code. But living in Paris means gyms are cramped and crowded (and ri-di-cu-lously overpriced) which makes me sad because I really enjoyed the BJJ I started doing when I lived in Barcelona. I guess it’s back to living room Yoga and weekend jogs (something I started while in Berlin this summer, & honestly it’s kinda nice!) for me ✌️