I’m looking to get a jump-start on this whole post-college, world-exploring, idea-generating mayhem. I’ve found a few programs (which I’ve applied for) that should help me along the way. Microsoft has a thing called BizSpark for start-ups to get free access to MSDN. This is similar to DreamSpark for students. I’m eager to find out the results of this application.
Next, I’ve also applied to the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) . Hopefully, this will give me access to Autodesk products and their APIs to work on custom plugins and different integration techniques.
What’s my goal? To learn! I want to have all the resources necessary to be able to develop and publish all these ideas and concepts I come up with. Will I sell (m)any of them? Who knows, but that’s not the point for right now. I’m eager to find out if I get approved, hopefully at a reduced cost for the ADN membership. It seems like a win-win to me. I get to learn, Microsoft and Autodesk get free advertising for their products, and hopefully other people will get benefit out of what I write – both in code and blogs!