Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016: Year In Review

I had a lot of professional growth goals this year and that included speaking, blogging and engaging my community more. I ended up doing a lot more in 2016 than 2015. 

My goal for 2017 is to keep it simple and do less :)

January

Wrote abstracts for all the conferences I wanted to attend/speak at and laid the groundwork for the year ahead.

February

Ran my first Android Study Jam for Google Developers Group(GDG)/Android Alliance Philly which I co-organize.



March

Gave a lightning talk at GDG/Android Alliance Philly on RecyclerViews which was part of my talk on Material Design implementation for Developers

April

Gave a talk at GDG/Android Alliance Philly on Material Design implementation for Developers.

May

Did an AMA with the AnDevCon Boston team to promote my talk on Material Design.

Attended the global GDG conference in San Francisco and Google I/O in Mountain View which was a blast as I got to hang out with members of the Android and Google tech community from all over the world!


June

Moderated my first panel "Ask an Android developer" at GDG/Android Alliance Philly

Attended  Write/Speak/Code in beautiful Chicago!



July

Spoke at 360|AnDev Denver which was a very well organized conference (and it was their first time running it!)

August

Flew directly from Denver to Boston to speak at AnDevCon for the second time.

September 

Spoke at DroidCon NYC for the second time.

October

Co-Organized the first DevOpsDays in Philly. Was also an MC on the first day of the conference which was fun!

(MC image credit: Talya from Hailey Photography)


November


December

Downtime! Took a much needed break after a crazy whirlwind of a year!