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Simon Foster
Simon Foster

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2022 Goals

Lets have a look at what my goals were for 2021. I had eight of them, lets look at them one by one.

  1. Azure certification. In May of this year I sat and passed the Azure Fundamentals exam. I am calling this goal as achieved.

  2. Mentoring. I didn't do anything about working with others or mentoring, so not sure I achieved this one. However I do now work in a development team and I have been reviewing others code and having my own reviewed. We have a junior developer and I am enjoying the opportunities I have to work with him and share my wisdom.

  3. F#. I have done zero work with F# in 2021, so this one I didn't achieve.

  4. Cosmos db/Mongo db. I have worked with both of these technologies in 2021. I used Cosmos the most with my website, and storing data for it. I used Mongo/Atlas for auditing for a project I did for my previous job. I wouldn't say I was expert in either of these, but I am starting to get a flavour of non SQL Server databases. I should also note that I am using mysql a lot in my latest job, so another non SQL Server technology that I get to use on a daily basis.

  5. Give a talk. I said last year that maybe I would make baby steps towards doing this, and I have. In the interview for my new job I gave a short presentation (I thought it was bad, but others didn't!) I also gave a short introduction to Blazor talk which went down well.

  6. Mandlebrot Generator. Did nothing on this one as well. I may have googled the code but that is as far as I got.

  7. Pwned Pass Mobile App. I got an increase in users in 2021 and hence it it still running and I still pay for the API key. I am still considering what to do with it.

  8. Time for me. Achieved this one, had plenty of time for myself.

Not a bad year but what are my goals for 2022?

  1. Video. I have just purchased a green screen, so my first goal is to learn how to use OBS, how to light myself properly without getting horrible reflections. I have the content for my first talk, the talk I gave at work about Blazor.

  2. Conference. Attend an in person conference. I am booked to attend Scottish Summit, however it has been postponed due to COVID-19.

  3. Blog More. I have been neglecting writing blog posts a bit recently, so I want to do more.

  4. Metrics. I have been recording various metrics from twitter, github etc and I would like to expand this and make it a service.

  5. Profile Pic. My profile pic is getting a bit old, so it would be nice to update the images I use online and improve my personal brand.

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