A while back, I decided to jump into Objective-C programming so that I could build an iOS app. While I did build an app, it was very crude and I eventually gave up on learning that language. However, my desire to learn a programming language has not disappeared entirely.
As with any language – spoken, signed, or computer-based – the key to learning is application. I’m going to use Codecademy to start, but Head First Python also looks interesting. Codecademy will also be my friend for starting out on the other languages.
Grant writing is widely needed, but relatively few people know how to do it or have the knack for it. As our non-profit is currently looking into grant opportunities, now is a good time for me to become more familiar with the process. Grant writing has also proven to be a valuable contract-based skill, which may prove helpful if certain personal goals pan out.
Bring it on, 2014!