July 27, 2014
My current field is in Sales and Customer service, so the SE work I do currently is technically a hobby :P But if it weren't I'd have to say it was of an engineering/art thing. One of the things that sparked my passion for SE was playing computer games as a kid, and seeing how people could make absolutely beautiful pieces of art on machines not much more powerful than my high school graphing calculator was definitely an engineering feat worth seeing. And that's what I'd like to emulate - great design and harmony between engineering and art.
Well currently I've been working with Objective-C and Java, but in a few months the documentation for Swift will be out, and I think that'll be important for developers to discuss.
The exponential rise in popularity of "high level" languages and the explosion of user-created content. The bar for entry into computer science and software engineering has been tremendously lowered in just the last decade, and with broadband internet access finally being prevalent (show me an apartment building that ISN'T full of wifi routers) online resources like GitHub are allowing people to rapidly read and share source code and tools, the result being a surge in innovation and continual advancement of new and current languages - not just with new API's but with additional features added to compiler/linkers and IDE's.
I've wanted to get into the tech field since I was 8 years old, very interested in meeting like minded people to work on fun projects, learn new skills and possibly do some networking.