I’ve had a problem at home that I’ve been dealing with for years: I have an old oil tank that came with the house that I just can’t get rid of. It sits in my basement with pipes that go through the foundation and is larger than my basement door. Literally, the tank was installed BEFORE the house was finished being built. We regularly have biodiesel fuel delivered in the late Autumn, Winter, and early Spring months to heat the house. This artifact from the 1970’s irks me to no end, as I need to monitor an analog gauge to know when to re-order oil for my home.
I haven’t really put pen to paper or committed bytes around a resolution in the past, but I want to make some changes and set some goals for my stream in the year ahead. I not only want to improve it professionally, but also make some personal changes for the better.
It’s the end of 2018, and I’ve spent the last few days reflecting on my accomplishments, on-going projects, and missed opportunities. I always struggle when it comes time to reflect on what I have accomplished, especially when it comes time for year-end reviews with HR-like folks. I want to get better at that, so I’ll blog a bit more here to review some of the cool things from the last 12 months
Wow… what a weekend. On this past Friday, I ran an eight-hour long virtual workshop on Twitch with 7 guests that covered a bunch of different software architecture projects. Here’s a YouTube playlist of the entire event, minus the transitions between each guest when I was connecting them to the event:
It’s no secret: I’m really enjoying my Live Coding Stream. There’s something invigorating about spending time with friends and writing code together. I’ve had guests on the show to teach about various topics, and show us how to improve our code. But every now and again, I get the itch to REALLY teach.. and I plan a full-day workshop.
On Friday, May 18th I hosted our second workshop on the stream. This C# Workshop covered items for beginners, intermediate developers, and even an advanced topic or two. I originally planned the event for 8 hours with 8 different guest pair-programmers, but we hit a milestone of 1,000 subscribers on YouTube and I had a ninth speaker asking to join the event. How could I refuse Scott Hanselman asking to join and show how to apply your C# skills to a Raspberry Pi device?