Week Ten at The Iron Yard
September 10, 2015
Week one of final projects is down! This has by far been the most stressful week of my time here. My partner and I spent almost 60 hours at school working on this thing. It’s a monster.
My final project is an iPhone app called RoadTable. It’s for people embarking on road trips to find cool restaurants along their route. Before your trip, you tell it your route and it returns the top restaurants that aren’t too far off your path. As you get near your stop, it reminds you and helps you navigate to it. That’s the plan at the moment, anyway. There are some pretty huge challenges for a project like this. The obvious one being we have to write everything in Swift and use Xcode. Neither of us had much or any experience in iOS development. We’re teaching ourselves how to make this app as we’re making it. It’s been incredibly difficult to get even basic things to work. We’ve needed every one of the 60 hours we’ve put in. But we’re committed and we’re making great progress.
Learning a New (Programming) Language
This has been a long and stressful week and I expect next week will be the same. I’m having fun though. This line of work has many ups and downs but when you hit a really good up, you forget the downs even happened.