Note: This blog post is being actively edited between now and the end of the year to try to remove the pressure of getting it done.
But I forgot it by the time I decided to sit down and write it.
Broad themes of the year, so let's outline them:
I started a new job in Python Community Product Management and it started out feeling completely different than anything I've done before. It was almost DevRel, but not exactly. I am now on a "Community-as-a-Service" team as my skip-level Scott Hanselman likes to say. I'm learning how to apply the things I know and have been ruminating over my entire career. I dusted off my very first talk and I'm giving a more evolved version of it over four years later. You can expect content from me coming under the Microsoft umbrella and also personal content as I try things out.
Lately, I've been walking by my drumkit collecting dust (these days but it's not the end of my Josie and the Pussycats-esque band fantasy !!) to read Star Trek novels. I haven't read this much since high school. I've doubled down as Trekker as a personality ha.
I have enjoyed the calm that comes with planning 3-5 years in advance. I owe every ounce of success to the calm that my fiancée brings to my life. I'm immeasurably proud of her and the career strides she's made and I'm eager to collaborate. Together we created a small consulting agency in Augmented Reality, Development and Design (ARDD). We're still getting things up and running, but we have ideas for our first project together. We're eager to be a firm that creates and maintains open-source packages and build cool products. No rush on this, but it's a fun space to play in and it's been great to not just see my fiancée's working style but see how her attention to detail compliments my big-picture approach -- things that may leave us disagreeing on how to approach cleaning the kitchen.