I'm a technologist, speaker, and Pluralsight author and I specialize in building full-stack solutions with a focus on modern web technology and cloud native architecture.
OK, we have already reached Q2 2019! Right smack in the middle of summer. Not long ago, I posted my first quarterly update and promised to also send the first quarterly newsletter this quarter. Well, if you've subscribed you should have a fresh email soon in your inbox which includes a ton of interesting links and some content that is not included in this post (hey, I have to add value somehow!).
Let's see what updates there have been to my goals. To make it easy, I've only included new updates, so check out Q1 for a review.
Invited to speak. This year was my first year where I was invited to speak at a conference. I'll be at MDC in October talking about building flexible UIs again (an updated version of my NDC talk). I also was invited to speak at the .NET User Group where I spoke about RavenDB 4 (video forthcoming).
New role at work. I was promoted to Lead Engineer and joined the Target.com web platform team. That means I'm actively working behind-the-scenes to make Target.com faster and better for you. I think if I add up all the performance optimizations I've made across the site, it's up in the 2-3 second range which is HUGE. It's pretty fun and I'm surrounded by way smarter people than me which I really enjoy.
More writing. In the last update, I mentioned I wrote an article about RavenDB indexes and that I had a second article in the works. Well, I published What's New in RavenDB 4.2 in May! I also posted a non-freelance article on Automating RavenDB 4 with Ansible.
Q2 went by quickly! We are in the dog days of summer and enjoying it quite a bit. Lots of trips, lots of friends, and still managing to hack away at projects and earn some side coin. The DIY stuff has been a lot of fun and I've appreciated learning new skills. Plus it's fun to work on shared projects with my wife!
No spam and I usually send a newsletter once a quarter with content you won't see on the blog.