As it is customary to do in January, lets look back at 2018. It was a very big year for me. You rarely achieve all the things you hope for in a year, but this year was definitely one to remember.
First and foremost, in May my wife and I welcomed our first born Zoey into this world. She is an incredible baby and we couldn’t have hoped for more. I love being a father and it has really brought some perspective in my life. You really can’t understand what being a parent will feel like until you are one and you really can’t put it into words for some one who isn’t already a parent.
I had the opportunity to introduce event sourcing at work to solve a multi-directional integration sync between some systems we use. We leveraged SqlStreamStore and it has been working great.
There will be more on this topic later as I re-implement some lessons learned into some demo applications and blog posts.
Mathhammer doesn’t have the best UI as I’m using a drop-in Material library and haven’t spent any time on the mobile experience. I have some ideas for improving it and will implement them as I develop the project further.
While I was hoping to hit 12 books for the year, I ended at 9 for the year. Considering I spend a decent amount picking up new things on Pluralsight and Egghead I’m pretty happy with the result as it is much more than I’ve done any other year.
There’s a lot I’m leaving out, but the short of it is I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished over the year. Did I want to do more, sure, who doesn’t, but all in all I am pretty happy with the above list.
I’m looking forward to 2019 being a great year as well.