Professional / Personal Life Update
Its been over year since I've blogged. How time flies!
As I get older I find its easier and easier to see the months fly by like days and then you're left in dust wondering where the time went. The purpose of this blog is for me to gather my thoughts and prioritise where I want to focus my attention.
I am still extremely proud I was able to complete the #100DaysOfCode challenge last year. I proved to myself it wasn't too late for me to learn new skills and in the process I learnt something about myself too.
In personal projects land I've definitely been busy. The questions is have I been productive?I've been tinkering lots, but perhaps at the expense of not learning things as thoroughly as I should. I've heard of this phenomenon of developers having a graveyard of of unfinished projects and I feel I have few tombstones myself now.
A recap on my personal projects to date:
- London Air Quality Explorer
- A-Map and AR.js mashup
- World Air Quality Map Explorer
- TfL Live Bus Musical Map
- New blog site using Hugo
The #100DaysOfCode challenge taught me a lot about my self. Self discipline beats motivations every day of the week. As long as I made coding a part of my day-to-day routine I didn't have an excuse not to code. This principle holds true for anything you want to do do. Fitness goals, learning new skills, pretty much anything. If you want something enough, you will make time for it. So taking this mentality, here are some actionable things I want to achieve by the end of 2018.
2) Get my FCC Front End Libraries Certification (By the end of October)
3) Apis And Microservices Certification (By the end of December)
4) Monthly blog to document my progress with where I am with this.
As a bonus, I also want to get through the following books: