For the past few weeks I’ve been focusing on learning Android development. I’m convinced that the two best ways to make sure something you learn sticks are:
- Practice it
- Share it
I’ve decided to do both: last saturday I had the opportunity and pleasure to share the little I know about Android development with a group of about 12 guys and gals. We got togheter for a lightning Android training course that lasted 6 hours, approximately.
Without a doubt it was a great experience. I got to know a bunch of great people that are interested in becoming mobile developers. I wouldn’t trade that for the world.
Even though the time was limited for the course, we managed to build a simple Android app that demonstrated the basics of the platform. It was really fun!
So, what’s up with that watermark? That’s the logo of the organization I co-founded to help me build a community around mobile development in my hometown, and hopefully, in all of Mexico. That organization’s name is MobileCoder.mx.
That’s why MobileCoder.mx exists as an organization. And I’m sure we’ll succeed.
I remember how hard it was for me to get started with iOS. I think it shouldn’t be that hard. I think that the tools and the information should be available to anyone that wants to use/consume them. And more importantly, I think that it’s our responsability to share whatever we know in the most digestable way possible. ↩︎