Last year I wrote a small summary of the things I accomplished throughout 2017. I am glad I did that last year and I wanted to do it again. So. Here is another bulleted list to summarize the most recent arbitrary unit of time that I managed to traverse.
I didn’t switch careers, there were no weddings, and I maybe worked more than I should have. But I did make a concerted effort to push my creative/not-day-job work forward, held down a side-hustle, somehow managed to go on several vacations, and put some money away for an emergency or a self-imposed sabbatical.
- At work I:
- Further developed a GIS image processing pipeline that the company depends on as a first processing step
- Contributed to an open source project
- Evaluated imaging systems and eventually designed and integrated a custom system
- Containerized our processing pipeline/environment
- Developed tons of internal tools and even a couple products
- More sysadmin and IT work than I’d care to admit
- On top of my main job, I managed to maintain a side hustle doing deep learning
- Took so many photos, which resulted in 333 dailies, the most so far
- Met a former band member of The Rolling Stones because Christina is a Big Deal
- Bought a brand new seeing machine (after almost buying an even more extravagant one)
- Ate so much good food. Christina is extremely talented and creative in the kitchen and I am so, so lucky that she enjoys making delicious food. I was also able to enjoy some delicious meals in restaurants, including a visit to Frasca.
- Worked to publicize my art/non-work accomplishments:
- Entered an Ello art contest
- Displayed some work at BMoCA’s open wall
- Gave a presentation on my avgday project at the amazing eyeo festival
- Submitted a photo project to the Lenswork Seeing in Sixes publication
- Updated and redesigned my blog
- Gave a talk to 1000+ people at Ignite Boulder
- Submitted several talk proposals to the Boulder Python meetup and gave one of them
- Still managed to get away from the grind:
- Managed to get pictures of airplane shadows on two occasions (whatever I am proud of this don’t @ me)
- Made it down to Denver for Mixed Taste in the summer
- Saw Sylvan Esso (and see-through plastic pants) at Red Rocks
- Mostly worked through my 35th birthday
- Only rode the mountain bike a couple times ☹️
All in all, an incredibly eventful year. So many things happened; it went by so quickly. I know I missed some important things. But I do think it’s good for me to take stock of the year and I’m really pleased that my dailies project—having completed its ninth year—has facilitated this so well.
Here’s to 2019 and continuing to grow in a positive direction.