A friend of mine recently shared a link to the blog of a front-end developer name Una (pronounced like unicorn), to show me that she has an actual emoji in her web address. I didn't even know that was possible! I started reading through her blog and found her 2016 Year in Review. I appreciate what she is doing with it, so I decided to do my own version and here it is!
For me, 2016 was full of change! I had just quit my steady job of four years and started a business with my friends. Here's how my first year as a business owner went!
I made 594 commits to Github in 2016. Here are a few of the projects I launched:
- #FLVOTE: Code for Orlando project, Social Voting to Raise Awareness around State and Local Legislation
- Hipster Thesaurus: Community driven thesaurus that helps you discover hip alternatives for most common or boring words.
- ReQLPro: RethinkDB GUI Client for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux
- LadyDevs: Website of the Orlando Lady Developers Group
I went to 2 hackathons.
- National Day of Civic Hacking Orlando, Tabs on Tallahassee
- React Hack Night at Orlando Tech Week 2016
Speaking / Writing / Knowledge Sharing
This year I did more public speaking and teaching than ever! Here are the highlights:
I wrote 67 blogposts this year.
- 54 posts on cassandrarenee.com
- 6 posts on codehangar.io
- 5 on ladydevs.com
I gave 5 talks.
- “Women Who Code” @ Orlando Tech Week
- “A-frame Web VR” @ OrlandoJS
- “A-frame Web VR” @ CodePen
- “Tools & Tips for Coding Professionals” @ LadyDevs
- “Product Development” @ Make Day2016
I lead two week-long Girls Who Code Clubs over the summer.
I launched the Orlando Lady Developers Meetup.# Life Things ## Travel
I spent 65 days working remotely while traveling this year. I got my passport for the first time and traveled abroad twice!
- 21 days roadtrip to Pheonox/Tuscon, Arizona
- 30 days in Paris
- 14 days in Thailand
I read/listened to around of 19 books. (I’ll try to keep better track this year.)
My Favorites were:
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
- L’Etranger de Albert Camus
- Debt by David Graeber
- The Natty Professor by Tim Gunn
- The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker