I am a big fan of learning by doing and my case coding; in particular finding a solution to a problem that I personally would find useful. For me it involves the importing of a CSV file from a pedometer program that I use called Accupedo. I am a very keen walker/rambler/trekker but I have lapsed in the past few years but have started again in order to get fit and loose weight.
The idea again is just to solve a particular problem that I want a solution for and make it as generic as possible to use in other ways at a later date; in particular using the folder watching / file processing engine in other projects. I will post at a later date on progress made.