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Where is ActiveNick? Find me on GitHub!


I don’t blog as much as I used to, and it’s mainly because I’m spending most of my time writing code for Windows Mixed Reality & VR using Unity, Azure, AI, C# and UWP. I started a new role at Microsoft in January 2018 and I’m more active publishing open source projects, samples, and other software components on GitHub. I invite you to visit me there to see what I’m up to on a weekly basis.

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Your Employer Owns Your Job, but YOU Own Your Career: Why Mobile Dev Matters


Have you ever built and published a mobile app? Maybe you’ve tried and abandoned the idea because you didn’t make any money. Maybe you gave up before even trying because it’s a saturated market and making money is hard. Forget the app money, mobile development can be your path to a better career, and yes, that will bring you more money too.

In this video I walk you through the list of skills you will build by becoming a mobile developer. These skills will improve your technical profile as a developer, and at the same time increase your value with employers. Even if your apps make no money, you will get a clear benefit out of them by improving your technical profile, and therefore increase your value as a developer.

Don’t wait for your employer to assign you to a better project, take control of your career and get started now. Head over to Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn mobile development. Build mobile apps, build your skills, build your resume, go get more money, and go get the job of your dreams.

Watch the video on Channel 9 or using the embedded player below:

If you have questions on how to get started or want to discuss this topic, you can find me on Twitter at @ActiveNick. Be sure to let me know once you publish some apps, I’d love to check them out and help you promote them.

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