2019 in Review

An­oth­er year went by, and al­though I haven’t blogged that much this year, quite a few things did hap­pen. Let’s take a quick re­view of them.

As you know, I at­tend­ed FOS­DEM 2019, back in Febru­ary, and it was an ex­hil­a­rat­ing even­t.

I al­so took the op­por­tu­ni­ty to dive more in­to func­tion­al pro­gram­ming with Scala, by com­plet­ing the on­line course in Cours­era (which I high­ly rec­om­mend).

On the open source fron­t, I start­ed with some hum­ble con­tri­bu­tions to the gr­pc pro­jec­t, with the goal to add asyn­chro­nous sup­port for the Python im­ple­men­ta­tion.

I al­so read many in­ter­est­ing book­s. Among those about soft­ware en­gi­neer­ing, I would al­so like to rec­om­mend Soft­ware Cre­ativ­i­ty 2.0 by Robert Glass.

What to look forward to for the 2020? I would like to repeat the FOSDEM experience, and keep on contributing to open source projects, as much as possible. There’s also the possibility (however I can’t promise anything), that I might start a YouTube channel, with content similar to the one on this blog. But as always there will be more that I can’t anticipate; the best is usually the unexpected!

Hap­py 2020 to ev­ery­body!