I did not win a scholarship to WWDC 2013.
I can understand why. I am 31 years old. Programming is my second career. I have only been programming Objective-C for nine months. I have classmates that have been programming longer than I have who can do really cool stuff.
If I had to compete against just the people I know I don’t think I would pick me.
I am happy for the people who got to go. I have been prepping for the fact that it was a long shot that I would win.
I am in good company. There are a lot of amazing programmers that did not get to go.
I really feel glad that I tried. I crashed and burned when I tried to create an app for Cocoa Camp. The fact that I had less time to complete an app but I was able to make it work and do exactly what I planned is a huge accomplishment, at least to me.
I am going to go back and revamp my app to make it work the way that I would like it to. I am going to keep focusing on doing the things that are important to me.
This isn’t my time. I can acknowledge that I have quite a ways to go and that I can get to where I want to be if I have focus and tenacity.
After I get the app to where I want it I will submit it to the App store and possibly throw it on GitHub. It isn’t super cool yet, but I have an interrupted block of time to make it what I want.
Eyes on the destination. Dust yourself off. Keep moving forward.