I started working with Objective-C on the Mac in 2004, and mostly switched over to iOS in 2010 (because as Willy Sutton said, “That’s where the money is”. In 2007 I interviewed with Google in Zurich, and failed to get an offer due to a deficiency of C++ in my background. I resolved to fix that and picked up an open source project languishing on SourceForge, xlslib (it lets you create Excel .xls files). That was my very first project, and one I never had the chance to actually use myself!
Since then I’ve published a slew of open source projects, mostly on github, and ones I now use extensively myself. I plan to discuss these projects here, as the README files on github just don’t seem to generate much interest.