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Varun A P ⚡️
Varun A P ⚡️

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Beyond this year: 2019 goals

As the year comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the events and improve upon it. 2018 has been a roller-coaster with a lot of new experiences. I have learnt so many things, development to design and more.

The biggest one was moving from React ecosystem to Angular for my fulltime job. And yes, I switched my job this year and I couldn’t be any happier. ( Off-the-record : I work at Springboard - an Edtech startup.)

Starting Angular? Create a basic Angular CLI project and build something. You will learn more from it than from the docs.

I also had a lot of learning going with designing of UI elements. As it’s a continuous process, it will be continued in the next year too. Another great experience that I had was working from China for a month. It was a completely different world, and I also did manage to make some good friends there.

Apart from these, I switched to Mac from Windows, tried my hands on starting a podcast and a video series, launched a couple of personal projects, etc.

Setbacks? Yes, there were, and some learning from them too. I got selected as a speaker at React Rally, but was not able to make it due to visa issues.

So as we end 2018, I would like to thank everyone who supported and inspired me to achieve all the above things.

What does this mean for 2019?

The bars are definitely high! But that shouldn’t stop anyone from dreaming big 😉. I have so much stuff in my todos that needs my attention and so I am looking at planning it accordingly.

Major Goals
  • 🚀 Increase open source contribution
  • 👨🏻‍💻 Learn and use GraphQL on the server
  • ✍🏻 Write at least one blog post a month
  • 📹 Create more videos with live coding screen shares
  • 📚 Learn Python (Django)
  • 🛫 Plan at least one trip with family and one with friends
  • 🗣 Speak at a conference
  • 💪🏻 Workout regularly

These are not a new year resolution but goals that I’m committing publicly. I’m also looking at being active on Twitter to learn and support the awesome web dev community there.

Wrapping up

Kudos to you for reaching the end. Let’s make 2019 more fruitful to oneself and to the web community 🥳. Keep learning, respect & help others and stay motivated!

Happy 🎊 2019 🎊!

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