Hello everyone! Long time no talk! I feel like you all deserve an explanation to my absence and return before I start making posts about code again. The short of it is the job I was so excited about in my previous post was not what I was informed it would be. Once I figured this unfortunate truth out I went on a job search and found a new job. I work from home now which is something I always wanted. They even flew me out for a conference and so I could meet the team. We like to call ourselves the Avengers because we come together as a team to do things only super heroes could do.
During my last job I made a friend who was using our office as a workspace. We would chat code almost every day while everyone around us had no clue what we were talking about. He is now a co-owner of NativeScript. A great mobile development framework along the lines of react-native. He convinced me to get into it instead of continuing with react-native and I love it. You are able to use Angular with it which I absolutely love and already knew. So NativeScript was a match made in heaven for me. Since learning NativeScript I have developed 3 apps for both iOS and Android. Due to client confidentiality I will not share them here though.
I made another friend during the conference I attended who teaches game development at a college. He uses Unity3D too. We chatted about how much we love Unity3D and I showed him my Legend of the Sacred Gems game. A couple months later I find out we will be working with him and integrating Virtual Reality through Unity3D into our websites and applications when it makes sense. I was also pushed to further educate myself in Unity3D so I can assist. So in a way I will be doing game development professionally. It is kind of a child hood dream come true.
So what does this have to do with anything? Well my family is loving New Hampshire, I have a new job, new skills, new friends, improving my overall health, and working on my personal brand again. I am feeling refreshed, positive, energetic, and ready to be better than ever. There is just so much potential this year to be the best father / husband / developer I can be. Now if only we could get a substantial snowstorm so I can get a powder day in! Lets crush 2022 everyone! I know I will!