2016 was a huge year for me. I finished my Bachelor of Computer Science (although my graduation ceremony isn’t until April), got a job, wrote a few blog posts, and made my first contribution to open source.
Goals for 2017
As 2017 will be my first year in a long time that I won’t have study as my main focus, I thought that I would write some goals that I want to achieve for the year.
Practice makes perfect. I would like to keep programming each day to keep developing my technical skills. To help kickstart this habit, I will be partaking in #100DaysOfCode, a challenge for programmers to write every day and tweet about the progress made.
How: Spend at least 1 hour a day programming (outside of work).
Work on Web Development Skills
I’ve stated this before in a previous blog post, but I want to blog more. I believe that this will allow me to increase my knowledge in topics that I write in. It will also provide an easy way to share my knowledge with fellow programmers.
How: Release a blog post every 15 days, by writing 100 words a day.
Keep a Journal
“Journals are the Google of the mind” - Zach Holman
I’ve come to realise that the brain is not the best for perfectly storing memories, or keeping ideas for long periods of time. I would like to keep a journal that could store all these ideas, feelings and thoughts. I think it’ll also be cool to look back on journal entries and reflect on what’s happened in my life.
How: Write something (at least a paragraph) in my journal everyday.