2016 Recap, 2017 Goals
My 2016 goals should ideally follow my life goals.
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
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]
Randi claims I get a 3.7 for remain calm in frustrating situations... hehe
I helped someone move, but this year I seemed to help my friends more by picking them up from the airport.
Still chugging along, need to set some more quantifyable short term goals for this.
Hiked and ran a fair amount, for the times I rememberd to turn on strava you can check out my data [here]
Bierstat, quandy, huron holycross. Also [hiked and biked CO Trail section 7]
My Bonzi tree died
I tried to pack light but as always could have done better. I am sure I can do lighter.
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.
Managed to save a significant portion of my income which will hopefully lead to early retirement.
Improved and sold a house
Got a raise
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!