Last year I decided to try an experiment. I decided to design an app. As a crossfitter, I noticed that most crossfit apps were clunky and bloated. I wanted something simple, so I thought 'why don't I make one?' Having no clue how to code, I shipped it out to a freelancer through Elance. After a week or two of design, 2 weeks of development, StandardWOD went live on the app store.
After seeing it in on my phone and in the hands of others, thoughts went through my mind.
Why don't I know how to code?
What if I did?
Those are good questions, especially the last one. It's a big one. Being a part of an industry that has the potential to reach millions of people around the world is something I want. So after going through tutorials on Treehouse, diving into Big Nerd Ranch's books for Objective-C and iOS programming, I'm slowly on my way. Progress is slow, but sure. The content of the books intimidated me like crazy at first, but I learned that just because I'm intimidated by something, it doesn't mean that I can't do it.
The same goes for you. Intimidation doesn't mean inability. So what do you want to learn this year? What intimidates you?