The year that was and the year that will be

Wow, it's been about 15 months since my last journal entry. So much has happened since then it's crazy. I've been placed at an amazing company in the heart of Melbourne, which i'm also currently the lead iOS developer for. I learnt Swift at the worst possible time, it was crazy stressful around the iOS 9 release as well as Melbourne Cup but I believe i came out on top.

So many personal goals of mine were met and smashed, I'm in awe of how much the move to Melbourne has turned out to work in my favour. I'm aiming for 2016 to be the year where I make a name for myself within the iOS and Swift community, both local and abroad. I've set some goals of which are:

  • Blog at least once a week, or have a total of 52 by the end of the year.
  • Do at least 4 talks by the end of the year.
  • Have at least one talk interstate or overseas.
  • Amass at least 1000 followers on Twitter and Medium.
  • Improve my writing skills.
  • Be amazingly great at Swift

The Twitter and Medium follower goal is kinda dumb, i know, but it's one of the only metrics I have available that can give me some an indication of how I'm doing within the community. Speaking of Medium, I had to move my technical blogs to there, simply because Square Space isn't technical blog friendly, I tried, but it was an uphill battle to get code examples looking nice. Also the community of Medium is definitely something i can leverage because there is a greater chance of discoverability on there than on this website. If you want to check out my Medium page, just hit the "Blog" link up the top.

Will keep in touch and let you know how I go throughout the year. Until then, be safe, yo!