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Goodbye 2019, New Year resolutions for 2020

albertomontalesi profile image AlbertoM Updated on ・2 min read

Today is the last day of the year and I think it would be nice for all of us to share our resolutions for 2020.

For me, 2019 has been a very solid year, my first full year (from January to December) as a Software Developer.

A quick recap of my year:

  • I improved a lot with Angular (our main tool at work) and MySQL.
  • I've also played around a lot with GatsbyJS which I've used to build my blog and my girlfriend's website where she teaches vietnamese.
  • I've also managed to create a second edition of my book that I'm so happy it just reached 650 stars on Github.
  • Reached 10k Followers in roughly 5 months on DevTo. To be honest, I have no words to describe it, I would have never thought about reaching such a milestone when I first started out.

My New Year resolutions for 2020 include:

  • Learn how to use AWS more, so far I've only touched the basics at work and I would like to dig deeper
  • Write more tutorials on my blog where I write about JavaScript related stuff.
  • Complete my personal project I was building with Angular, a personal app to track and create reports of my book and upcoming course sales (my course will soon go live on Educative.io, a very cool platform for interactive courses). I know there are probably many free choices out there but the point of the project was also to get better at Angular since I only use it at the office but I rarely have a chance to build anything from the ground up.

How about you? How was your 2019? What do you expect from 2020?


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Posted on Oct 27 '19 by:

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My 2019 was stellar personally and professionally. Going to be hard to top it.

  • Got to be the start of the show for two new major clients, along with seeing 10-15 new from last year really mature in their product use.

  • Multiple clients now know me as "Kevin, the happy dev". Because, well, I'm always positive, especially with clients. But I also hum happy tunes when on client calls. So far no complaints.

  • More salary, bonuses for the 9-5. More passive income through the LLC.

  • Many home projects complete!

The 2020s will be amazing. Sure for me, but for the world in general. Well, technology anyhow. The rest is up in the air 😆. Not really resolutions, but goals!

  • Finish all the beta milestones for first major LCC product release.

  • Keep watching for opportunities to take that next step in the 9-5. It's tough since I am already a team/product lead. Not much upward mobility outside of department lead.

  • Disney World for 10th anniversary!

 

Awesome, I think "Kevin, the happy dev" is a great nickname