I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut for a little while in terms of web development. I haven’t had a lot of time to learn new things since I’m usually pretty tired after work, so it’s easy to just say “bleh, sick of computers”, but I think the problem lies somewhere with motivation.
Along the same lines, I’ve always been thinking of a way to put what I’ve learned to use, as well as take advantage of that opportunity to learn more about what I’m really doing. A project that would be of benefit not only to me, but to others who want to learn as well. One of the frustrating aspects of living in Ireland is the lack of community around web development. Sure we have conferences every now and then, but they’re expensive and frequently require travel.
With that in mind, I’ve decided to build a site/app devoted to furthering the skills of a web developer. The plan is to launch a site that will enable developers to request and share information in the form of articles and demos, and organise meet-ups (not dissimilar to Meetup) for starters.
The domain and hosting has already been sorted, so it’s a matter of planning at this stage with the project hopefully going into design and then build later this year. Exciting :)