SteveDerico.com

iPhone Developer

Don’t Romanticize With How You Make Your Money

Quick video and recap from Gary Vaynerchuk’s talk at Elevate 2013. Tradition Media is Dead, Dot Com Marketing is Dead. It’s time for a new wave.

My New Open Source Library: SDKit

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.

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NDP App Development Talk

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.

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New Year’s Resolutions 2012

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.