From 1999 till November 2011, previously, I was known as a coder, developer, and software architect. Then, I had a transition into the User Experience profession. Although I started my UX muscle development in 2008 and when I got laid off in November 2011, I start looking for jobs related explicitly to UX. And since then, till today, October 2019, I am still the UX professional. HOWEVER, between 2011 and 2019, I tried a couple to start the startups, and I miserably fail even before launching it, and all the always there were multiple reasons, and you guessed it: Finding the right tech co-founder. The landscape had a tectonic shift since then. And I was lazy! The laziest programmer you may be going to meet ever in your life in my coding-life.
Then I made some superb friends recently who are successfully running their multiple startups. Also, right after attending Lean Startup Conference 2019 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, there I met GumRoad founder Sahil Lavingia, and got a big jolt of inspiration, he was a designer! Can you imagine that!!! He learned how to code and then made his awesome GumRoad in few days over the weekend.
I said to myself, well, there is no other way for you but to learn to code. Then my good friend Adeel Raza of MailMunch kept his nagging atop, and I then gave up and started getting myself mentally ready to jump back into the world of coding.
I was tired of finding the right technical co-founder, it is hard, it is difficult and not an easy thing to search for. It depends on your luck! Some have a superb tech co-founder and some just go solo at least when they are in the MVP stage.
In this Medium series, which will cover my journey how I am reviving myself again back into the coding grind!
My first adventure is in the world of Swift UI, and for that, these are the resources I will be using:
- iOS and Swift for Beginners by Ray Wenderlich (https://www.raywenderlich.com/ios/learn)
- SwiftUI Essentials by Apple Inc (https://developer.apple.com/tutorials/swiftui/creating-and-combining-views)
- And from Udemy I picked this course SwiftUI — Declarative Interfaces for any Apple Device Your progress (https://www.udemy.com/course/swiftui-declarative-interfaces-for-any-apple-device/learn/lecture/15009682?start=0#overview)
Every week or every day, I will post what I am doing— the purpose of this series is simple. I want to make myself accountable in public and revive my coding muscle and find the tech co-founder within.
Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@maxeemi)
Every week or every day, I will post in this series about what chapter or series I am following and where I am what I have done — the purpose of this series is simple, I want to make myself accountable in public! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter (@maxeemi)