2016 year end review

This is becoming one of my favorite things to do around the time of each new year. It’s a great opportunity to look back at the past year and take inventory of what has been done and reflect on what could’ve been better.

2016 was the year of some Drupal deep-diving. I learned a lot about some Drupal 7 modules including Panels, Paragraphs, and especially Features. Since I manage a 140 site multisite at work, being an expert at Features is absolutely critical to consistently deploy functionality across those sites.

Launched my first Drupal 8 site at Oswego (The Campaign for SUNY Oswego) to much fanfare.

I went to Acquia Engage again in Boston this past year and met some really nice people from MediaCurrent.

I worked with a very talented art professor at the college and implemented a WordPress theme based on a class design for our local children’s museum.

2016 is the year I stepped up my freelance work and have considered starting a side-business out of it. I don’t have kids so I have free time in the evenings. I love this work as well, so why not?

I didn’t dig into front-end frameworks as much as I wanted to this year, but I still think that’s coming.

Outside of technology, my wife and I bought our first house which made the last quarter of the year fly by.

I’m looking forward to a great 2017!

What do you think?