Finally...my first side project has shipped.
It's called designtalk.tv and is a simple website that shares a collection of inspiring design talk videos. It's been two months of trying to squeeze time in between my main work but I'm proud that I've finally launched this.
If you're a designer or any type of creative person, you would always look for some kind of inspiration to keep yourself motivated. For me, when I need one, I either go and see other people's work or check out podcast, videos that touches on an interesting topic. There are plenty of places where I can find images but I had not come across a single site that has a good collection of design related videos.
That's how this project started. It was from my own need that I strongly believed some one like myself would benefit from having an instance access to a hard-earned educational materials.
Technology wise, I used node.JS to build the site. I could have utilised Wordpress with some plug-ins but I wanted to make it an opportunity to learn node.JS and API programming by building it from scratch.
It certainly has helped me to have more insights about web in general and I believe it will serve me in the long term as a design professional designing for web.
I plan to add more features and will be frequently updating videos so stay tuned for more!