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Goals for 2020 and 2019 Retrospect

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    James Acres
Bristol Balloon

Last year's post:Β Goals for 2019 and 2018 Retrospect

Goals for 2020

As a Human:

  • πŸ‘Ÿ Running weekly
  • πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Run Great Bristol 10k
  • πŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Cycling weekly with Zwift and out in the summer
  • πŸ– Go abroad on holiday and mini weekend breaks
  • 🎷 Go to shows and gigs
  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ See family more often
  • 🍻 See friends more often
  • 🌢 Cook some new recipes
  • πŸ“š Continue reading

As a Developer:

  • πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» Focus on next level quality, unit tested, clean code
  • πŸš€ Proactively focusing my time on developing awesome products
  • πŸ“ Documenting, Presenting, Leading positively in the team
  • 🌻 Continue this blog, businessΒ Bubbly CloudsΒ and side projects

2019 Retrospect

The "βœ…" emoji sums up 2019 nicely. The highlights...

As a Human:

  • 🏑 Bought a house - Bristol is now home!
  • πŸ“ New Job - Senior Developer @Β RoosterMoneyΒ - The pocket money app trusted by over 700,000 parents and kids.
  • 🎭 Shows, Gigs, Events: Everyone's talking about Jamie, & Juliet, Liz Phair, Bristol Comedy Garden, Bristol Pride, St Paul's Carnival
  • πŸš— Trips: Bournemouth, Forest of Dean, Cheddar, Glastonbury, London, Taunton->Bristol

As a Developer:

  • βœ… Spent the year working on fintech integrations
  • βœ… Specialised further in Node and Typescript
  • βœ… Unit testing micro services with Jest
  • βœ… Worked with various other new tools, linters including prettier and ts-lint, Swagger API definitions, Postgres with TypeORM.