2015: A Year in Review

01 Jan 2016

With 2015 wrapping up and 2016 ahead of us, I find it important to look back on what happened over the course of the year and set goals for how I’d like my work to develop over the coming year.

I’m not going to enumerate the events of the past year, because they’ve already been discussed in various sections of my blog. I would like to take a moment to highlight some of my favorite experiences, along with those which I consider most valuable to my development as a researcher and engineer.

When I did this last year, I differentiated between events in my personal life, academic life, and industry life. I am not going to do that this year, as I feel that while I may have done less overall most of the accomplishments that I’m most proud of this year are focused around a central theme: my Ph.D. thesis work, declarative edge computation, functional programming, and a little project I’ve been involved in called Lasp.

Here we go.

Goals for the next year? It boils down to two major professional goals:

  • Survive a move to Belgium.
  • Successfully change from a 15 year career in industry to a student in academic in a Ph.D. programme.

Wish me luck!