Guru Graduate!

Well, today was my last day at Guru Digital Arts College. It’s been an amazing six months! I had a great feeling about the school from the day I walked in for a tour, and they didn’t disappoint.

The staff at Guru were a fantastic bunch: passionate about providing the best education possible for students with a wide range of talents and goals. They provided sage advice on project management and the business as well as hands-on practical instruction on the tools and techniques.

The education was highly tailored to my skill set. After a whirlwind tour of Adobe CS to make sure I was up to speed, I jumped on to a couple projects focusing on client-side JavaScript. They also brought in a great guest instructor to get some good hands on experience with developing iOS apps with Objective-C. In the latter half of the program, I started working more with server-side technologies. I worked with CouchDB, Google App Engine and Ruby on Rails; integrating them with, and further developing my knowledge of iOS and client-side JavaScript.

I presented my portfolio to a panel of industry professionals today, and the feedback was great. It was awesome to be able to present it and see what aspects really resonate with people.

But this isn’t the end, it’s only the beginning. The reason I built this site to be dynamic and extensible is because I plan to keep growing, learning and building cool stuff, and I want to share it with the world!