I went to college for entrepreneurship. In retrospect, that was a misunderstanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. I didn’t need classes to tell me what characteristics most entrepreneurs have. I needed a skill set that would help me build an idea into a product. I should have gone to school for engineering, so I could build real things, or gone to school for programming, so I could build digital things. But I didn’t. This was part of why we came to Thailand, so I could learn to build.
I taught grade school for the first six months here and loved the energy of the school. But it was 7:30am to 4:00pm and I didn’t end up having anymore time for learning than I did back in the US. For the past few months I’ve been working only a few evening classes a week and spending my days learning to code, create graphics, and design user interfaces. This week, I finished “Be a Fan”. It’s an app designed to teach people, who know nothing about football, enough about the sport so they can watch a game.
Every section in “Be a Fan” has depth. Every section can be tapped to see more and go deeper.
Many parts of the app are let users try out their new knowledge:
I’m no professional yet, and the app’s not perfect, but I’ve finally built something. I grew up overflowing with ideas as a kid and then went to school for the wrong thing. Years later, I’m finally back on the path towards creating things. It feels awesome.