Before I begin, I’d like to start at the end.
I am a former Web Producer for Conde Nast (Concierge, Details, Glamour) forced into an early mid-life crisis spiral after a cancer diagnosis in 2009. I have spent the last five and a half years as a receptionist, in an effort to slow down my life, but I am toying with the idea of speeding it back up again.
This past January I enrolled in a Full Stack Web Development coding bootcamp in an effort to bring myself up to speed with current technology and cobble together a support system to help me switch careers. It’s going well sometimes, or rather, it’s going well consistently enough that I feel confident spreading myself around and trying to make other baby developer friends. Hello, baby developers!
So, back to the end. I’m going to begin this blog with a bucket list of sorts, a selection of personal projects that I would love to finish before I go. A lot of them are game related and I’m not apologizing for that. Game design is my first passion, but I am painfully aware that the gaming industry is one that quickly burns people out and leaves them gasping by the side of the road. I don’t want that for myself, so I dabble. I plan side projects and hope that I can turn them into viable full stack portfolio pieces.
Feel free to join me.
- Create a point-and-click adventure game.
- Create an RPG.
- Write a story for Choice of Games.
- Make a proper dating sim. (I made one for school a while back, but ho boy there were problems with it.)
- Code a vaguely old-school Pottermore clone. (Quizzes that assign you “houses” and “wands”, potion-making, pets, etc.)
- Write and draw a comic.
This list is subject to change at any time.