2016 recap, 2017 goals

2016 Accomplishments

My 2016 goals should ideally follow my life goals.

  • Front-end developer
    • Technical reviewed a book on React
    • Reviewed portfolios for the front-end developer program with turing and offered to be a mentor. I also gave a talk here. slides
    • Got SAFe Certified
  • Designer
    • Continued co-hosting Denver UX. We have gone 12 months, spun up a newsletter and slack channel. Both can be accessed from the Website.
    • Gave two talks with general assembly and reviewed portfolios for their UX program. Design Thinking Mobile UX Fundamentals. I also spoke on a few panels about finding a job in Denver, and the state of the UX community.
    • Gave talk on Sketching a couple times slides. One time was for a gSchool class
    • Worked with Denver library, and Denver public schools to mentor and teach classes on UX and development.
    • Did portfolio reviews with CodeCraft
    • Gave a talk with Denver Workforce Development slides
  • Boyfriend
    • Got engaged
    • Randi claims I get a 3.7 for remain calm in frustrating situations... hehe
  • Friend
    • I helped someone move, but this year I seemed to help my friends more by picking them up from the airport.
  • Spanish
    • Still chugging along, need to set some more quantifyable short term goals for this.
  • Strength
  • Healthy
  • Minimalism
  • Contentment
    • I guess I need to figure out how to quantify this. I feel like I did pretty good, but like most things I could do better.
  • Saving
    • Managed to save a significant portion of my income which will hopefully lead to early retirement.
  • Earning
    • Improved and sold a house
    • Got a raise

2017 Goals

  • Update ghost blog to latest version
  • Give one talk on front-end web development or prototyping
  • Give one talk on design or UX.
  • Keep calm in frustrating situations
  • Keep helping friends in need
  • Get my rep bench up to 135
  • Do 3 pull-ups
  • Keep on endurance and hike type activities.
  • Write 12 things (blog posts, books, etc)
  • Travel to Italy and Siesta Keys with only a backpack.
  • Keep on saving!