Year in review 2017

This post originally appeared on my personal blog https://mirekstanek.online/year-in-review-2017/.

2017 is over. Was it successful for me? Definitely! Probably one of the best years of my life. 
Here is the list of things which I’m really proud of:

Professional

  • Finished AI Nanodegree classes. I’m still at the beginning of AI-professional journey, but more than a half-year learning showed me how many exciting things are still waiting to be discovered. I also started using my learnings here and there in my professional career. Can’t wait to extend this experience in 2018.
  • Started using two new programming languages in professional work and open-source projects: Python and Node.js/JavaScript.
  • More and more leadership experience and learnings. Working out my own patterns in this area.
  • Shared some open source. Much less than in 2016 (big part of 2017 was consumed by AI learnings):
    - WaterLog Google Assistant app
    - Google Actions Java SDK
    - More than 50 contributions in Github projects
  • Visited Google campus and Google I/O conference in California, US
  • Still doing my best as a Head of mobile development at Azimo
  • I wrote 27 articles on my blog/medium. Most of them are professional, including a couple in new category — Artificial Intelligence 🤖. Besides personal space, my articles were published in Chatbots Magazine, Machine Learnings, ProAndroidDev, and AzimoLabs.

Personal

  • I have married a wonderful woman! 👰🤵
  • Visited 30+ new cities, venues, big events (🇵🇱 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇸🇰 🇫🇷). Everything documented on my Instagram profile.
  • Tried wakeboard, my third board after skateboard and snowboard.
  • Kept sport as an integral part of my life: walking, biking, swimming, running, gym, snowboard. 10k steps daily goal achieved during big part of a year!
  • Got the first peak on my feet. Kasprowy Wierch, elevation: 1,987m.

These and many more small wins, achieved alone or together with my wife, made my 2017 really exciting. Can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring!

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