There is always a little spark of fear when accepting a new job where I know I am going to be writing content. Despite my love of writing, I am overwhelmingly self-conscious of my dyslexia, and what others may think of my work in light of it.
"Do it!" they said. "You'll do great and you're so good at connecting with the kids." I was pumped up to be a Social Emotional School Counselor. I had visions of helping kids and teachers better understand themselves and their emotions. But as I approach the end of my first year as a SESC I don't know that I really have accomplished either of these aspirations. I do know that amidst my hard work, the emotional drain and the wonderful glimpses of forward movement I have learned a few lessons. So today I'd like to share 5 of those lessons with you in the hopes that you can better understand what a SESC really does.
The mobile development industry is a unique force that is driven by several influences, yet has no real ‘landing point’ or ‘complete’ button and loose directional boundaries which are usually carved from post-reactive legislation. The technology is accessible (everyone has a phone), applications are easy to install and there are several to choose from (complete with pictures on your app store) and it is not age biased (younger generations are often more adept at optimizing the technology opposed to older generations). I see the mobile development industry as continuing to advance at remarkable speed as its subscribers continue to grow, acclimate and demand more of technology. After all, according to MobileAppDaily.com, “The social media world is the second largest place filled with people after the physical world in the entire universe (excluding the alien possibility).” This is just one facet of mobile development. Developer-tech.com has also seen hyper-casual gaming on the rise, “...these games now have the highest number of installs on average in 50 percent of the top global markets. For context, last year they only had the highest number of installs in the top 20 percent.” The increase of several different areas within the global scope of mobile application equates to dramatic changes in short periods of time. The mobile development industry is explosive, dynamic and interactive and as the world challenges the developers, the developers are attempting to keep pace like ducks on water (calm on the surface, feet moving wicked fast beneath). In this industry it is an absolute requirement to have the foresight to see an opportunity and to have the ability to capitalize on it.