What motivated you to become a developer? What do you like best about coding?
The thing I like best about coding is there’s always something to do. Coding doesn’t get boring because there’s always a feature to add or a bug to fix.
Describe the killer app you’d build, if your wildest fantasy came true.
It’s a vague idea but I’d love to do some kind of augmented reality (AR) game. Maybe an app for something like Google’s Project Glass. I’ve always been interested in games and game design. I think AR and AR games could really be brought to a whole new level with the stuff that’s being developed. It’d be amazing to be a part of that and build a “killer app/game.”
If you could share just one piece of hard-won advice with young coders, what would it be?
Don’t be afraid to break stuff. It’s how you learn. Just jump in and start coding. There are plenty of resources available to you and plenty of people willing to help you learn.
Also, seriously consider playing with open source projects. I learned a lot more once I started working with WordPress and moved away from proprietary code bases.