A friend recently ask me if he could see my GitHub Pages setup. I quickly realized that it’s in a private repo for no good reason. So in the spirit of the season, I’m open sourcing the code:
At any given time, I have at least a dozen app ideas or experiments I’d like to try – but the biggest roadblock to completing any of them comes after inflating the scope and complexity. So I decided to challenge myself with a hackathon style of approach.
I put together a big list of small projects, all of which must be:
My personal website has been largely neglected since I started building my freelance practice. Considering that most of my work revolves around the web, it’s a little ironic. But my priorities were more in line with generating and delivering great projects, continuing to practice my craft, and learning new skills every day. My knowledge was my power. My appearance, an afterthought. And that’s how I saw it. But I wasn’t seeing the bigger picture.
It’s only been a few short years since I took up coding and design, and as I grow in ability and confidence, I am beginning to see more value in sharing my work and experience with others who might find it. In almost every Google search for solutions and inspiration I stumble upon posts on small personal websites. And they are often the ones where I get the most value and insights – so if I could return some value from this humble corner of the web, I’d be happy.