I have always been a supporter of open-source software. I have open-sourced a few side projects here and there. But after seeing the kind of impact some of my favorite open source libraries in github have made others, I decided to release my own.
SDKit is a collection of useful iOS classes.
You can find complete documentation and source code on the github. At the moment, the collection is mostly UITableViewCell Subclasses I use on a day-to-day basis. I plan to add more classes on a regular basis and encourage everyone to do the same. @SteveDerico me and let me know what you think.
I recently gave a talk at my Alma Mater, Notre Dame Preparatory High School, about App Development. I took some time to talk about my experiences in college, eBay, and Silicon Valley. Next, I gave a crash course in object orientated programming and Model, View, Controller. Finally, I walked the students through making a simple app. Feel free to download the slide deck below.
2011 was a wonderful year and a lot of great things have happened. That being said, here are my goals for 2012
- Ship One New App per Month
- Speak at Least Once per Month
- Start Beginning iOS Video Series and Release at least once per month
- Read One Book per month
- Meet with at least 2 of My Heroes Directly
- Reach Top 25 in an App Category
- Run a Marathon
- Workout Twice a Week
- Wake up before 9 AM on Weekdays
- Work on 3 or more Open Source Projects
- Keep Doing What I Love
I encourage everyone to set goals and make them public. This way you can be held accountable for your actions. Some people may even go as far as blackmailing themselves with a service like aherk.com.