Meet the Team: Adam Wallraff, iOS Developer & Lead Instructor

Meet Adam, our stellar lead iOS instructor and one of the many talented developers we have on instructional staff at Code Fellows. He shares more about his background, recommendations for aspiring iOS devs, why elephants would make great transportation, and more.

Hi Adam! Thanks for joining us today. Can you start by sharing a little about how you got into iOS development?

In my mid 20s, my friends and I came up with an app concept that we were originally going to contract out the development for. I saw this as an opportunity to get back into writing code and after just a few weeks, I fell in love with iOS development. Although the project we had talked about never came to fruition, I continued teaching myself iOS development for the next two years as my wife and I relocated around the country multiple times. Eventually I got my first development job working south of Tacoma at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

What’s been your favorite part of teaching at Code Fellows?

What three words would you use to sum up the Code Fellows culture?

  1. Acceptance
  2. Community

You’ve been around the iOS block for a while now — biggest prediction for the next 6 months of Swift?

We’ve seen an influx of successful (and not-so-successful) wearables come about, from Google Glass to the Apple Watch — what do you think is next in the world of wearable tech?

But, to answer your question, the Hololens is gonna be the bee’s knees.

If someone wanted to start learning iOS development tomorrow, what are three resources you’d point them to?

Lightning Round! Favorite mythical animal?

The last app you downloaded?

What are you currently reading?

Favorite Seattle coffee shop?

If we’re talking beer instead of coffee, I’d have to say Outlander in Fremont.

What’s one app you couldn’t live without?

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Most interesting hobby?

And last but not least, would you rather travel by elephant or hot air balloon?

Thanks for letting us pick your brain, Adam!

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