During 2013 I'm going to keep a regular blog series where I summarize what I've been working on during the past month. I have reminders set on my calendar and everything, so I'll never miss one, right?
Screencast series complete!
I finished up my first screencasting series on Code Scouts! This project ended up taking a lot more work and time than I initially thought it would, but I'm glad that I did it because I've learned so much. I essentially built the site to host the videos, then re-built it while recording the videos. I also had to spend some money for the mic, boom arm, software, ect. The benefits I think will be well worth it in the end though. It was a lot of fun.
What I learned:
One reason for starting the screencasts was to show people how I code, and that I'm good at what I do. People will hire you to do the work that they see you doing. I'm an unknown developer, so I need to promote myself and become known. Maybe Code Scouts will introduce me to people I didn't know before. "Hi, I'm Matt. I'm a developer. Here's some videos of me working. If you like what you see, let's work together."
The best way to learn is to teach
I knew this...