I came into the world of UX around 2 years ago after designing buildings as architect for 15 years or so with two years time out in a restaurant kitchen. Although there is allot of correlation between UX and Architecture its still early days for me and everyday seems to bring new insights and challenges - very exciting and daunting.
There is so much to take in/read/follow that I appreciate all the guidance that I get and could get from the broader UX community. I'm based in Johannesburg, South Africa and am actively seeking connections within the local and broader UX community. Its great to be part of such an active and engaged community.