At the end of 2012 I performed a simple Retrospective of the year. I seem to have neglected to do one at the end of 2013 but it shall be a yearly habit from now on.
- PIPELINE 2014 (which I co-organised)
- Progressive .Net Tutorials (thanks to @slicedbread_it for generously giving me a ticket they could no longer use)
- DDD East Anglia
- NDC London
- Unicom DevOps Summit
- A short presentation at King’s College to undergrad Comp Sci students about a Day in the Life of a Developer at 7digital as part of the Graduate Developer Community’s Meet a Mentor scheme.
- A short presentation at a Geek Girl Meetup Breakfast about the Future of Web APIs
- Presented at NorDevCon 2014. Video available at InfoQ.
- Presented “Evolving from a monolithic to a distributed public API” at London API Group
- Presented at NDC London
- Presented at Unicom DevOps Summit
- Joint Contributor with Paul Shannon in More Agile Testing by Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory
- Contributed a chapter to Build Quality In – the collection of Continuous Delivery and DevOps stories edited by Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton
- Co-organised my first conference – PIPELINE 2014!
- Went skiing for the first time
- Started Portuguese lessons
- Took Cycling Classes and Bicycle Maintenance classes
- Continued my Cello lessons (aiming for Grade 3 this spring)
- Attempted the Computer Networks Coursera course and achieved a grade of 47%. I’m proud of this score as it was a pretty intense course.
- Stepped down from the ACCU committee as I could no longer devote the proper time to it.
- Only managed to finish reading 6 books when I’d hoped to read 18.
- Donated blood 3 times before being temporarily suspended to investigate anaemia 😦
- Sadly, I still have limited proficiency with the Portuguese language
Having left 7digital in August I now longer feel comfortable presenting about the experience report about their journey towards Continuous Delivery. Change happens there every day and I am no longer able to ‘finish’ the presentation with details of what is currently being achieved. There are still many things I could talk about from that time though, possibly distil the learnings into something more transferable, but I believe the audiences enjoyed hearing a real life experience report.