2019: Year in review
2019 has been a year of new beginnings both personally and professionally. This was the year I got my first job, the first salary and on the contrary to that, I did give my first resignation. Yeah, that was fun!
This blog just highlights most of the things I did in the previous year.
I did post out 8 blogs this year. I know it's not that much. Initially, I had planned one blog a month. But by the end of the year during the time I was giving interviews for the new job things started to fall and I could not commit to one blog a month.
The plan for this year is to blog more or at least be consistent with writing. Stick to at least one blog per month.
The previous year was a good reading year compared to the last few years. The Kindle I bought came real handy during the long metro rides. Plus I got some tech books cheap compared to their paperback prices so I did finish some of them too.
This year I started to take up reading non-tech books a bit more seriously. So I am picking up a book a month and finishing it slowly. Keeping in consideration that the book is less than 800-1000 pages for the initial months just to help in making a momentum.
I did give one talk at PyConf Hyderabad 2019 one of my favorite regional conferences in India. I also did submit one for a PyDelhi meetup but sadly by the time, it was scheduled I had already relocated. More on that later.
Open Source Contributions
One of the major things that I want to work towards this year is towards making more upstream contributions.
Last year I did submit two document patches to one org aio-libs . The project was aiopg, async version of Postgres but that happened by sheer luck. As I was going through the documentation I found some of the documentation to be using old-styled decorator based coroutines instead of new
async def function. So I submitted a patch to update them.