james valaitis

app & games developer, passionate gamer, comic book reader, animation lover, aspiring weight lifter

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Whilst these 'About' things are difficult, I'd usually never shy away from an opportunity to talk about something that I enjoy; and I rather enjoy the topic of myself.

I'm 20 now, and I was fortunate enough to know for the past 4 years exactly what I wanted to do. Software development and the world surrounding it is as exciting to me as a new Pixar movie or Valve game. The community that has come out of this appreciation for quality products and what Apple is doing is unlike any other I have been even slightly a part of and I only hope to become more a recognisable guy within in it as time goes on.

I've worked in a few programming languages already, but the dynamic and ever-improving nature of Objective-C is currently unrivalled in my eyes. The frameworks surrounding iOS app development and the love & effort so clearly put into Cocoa / Cocoa Touch inspires me to do my best work every day.

There are many other things I'd like to write about, and I could spend a few thousand words on, but I'll save it for my blog. I recognise how young I am, but my motivation to keep learning is what has got me through so much and it's what I imagine will help me throughout my life. I have much to experience, but what I have already been through has made me more mature a person than perhaps the average young adult. It's not all been Disneyland and new Gameboys, but now that I'm through it I wouldn't redo any of it.

Everyone tells you that not many people get to do what they love as a job, and so I guess I got really lucky.