Recently, we had a post to celebrate our 1000th tutorial on this site.
In the post, we asked everyone a question: “How has raywenderlich.com made a difference in your life?”
I was overwhelmed by the kind and positive feedback from everyone – you guys and gals rock! I feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing community :]
We selected one of the folks who responded to win a free ticket to our upcoming tutorial conference RWDevCon 2016, along with an invitation to our team-only pre-conference fun day.
Keep reading to find out who the lucky winner is – plus some runners up!
There were so many kind words from the community that we felt one prize wasn’t quite enough – we wanted to select some runners up as well.
In my bookshelf I now have almost all of your books, and thanks to the huge effort that you put on teaching others, I am now the Lead iOS Developer in my company, located in Bogotá, Colombia.
I truly can say that I have become the developer that I am today because of you, and because the motivation that I had reading all of your books. Keep doing all the great things that you do, you are really making a difference in a lot of people’s lives, like mine :)”
There is not a single app I’ve worked on (released or not) that did not directly benefit from this site. Therefore, I am so glad to be part of this community. Congratulations Ray and the team!”
Thanks everyone – each runner up will receive a free raywenderlich.com “Eat, Drink, Swift” t-shirt! :]
Grand Prize Winner
And now it’s time to announce our grand prize winner… Yusuke Hozumi! Here’s what Yusuke had to say:
One day, one of my friends recommended me to this website, at least to check it out before I give up programming. Well, I pretty much got addicted to this website!
I’m on this website 24/7 teaching my self new things, reviewing things that I learned. The iOS Apprentice has made it easy for me to study and learn. Thanks to this book and video tutorials on this website I have a job lined up to become an iOS Developer starting early next year.
Thanks to this website I don’t have to live a boring day to day life. I know I’m still learning but this website made it possible for me to dream about my future of becoming one of the presenters teaching about new API’s at Apple’s WWDC.
Sorry to make it little cheesy sounding but this is how this website changed my life! Thank you and please keep up the great work in pushing out quality tutorials for all the other apprentice developers out there just like me!”
Thank you Yusuke and we look forward to hanging out with you at RWDevCon 2016! :]
Where To Go From Here?
Once again, there were so many great responses on our 1000th tutorial celebration post and every one of them touched our hearts. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments – this reminds us why we’re making tutorials in the first place.
Thanks again to everyone for reading raywenderlich.com and making this all possible. Back to your regularly scheduled tutorials! :]