Reflections on 2017

December 31, 2017By Mike Herchel

In the “micro sense” of the my life, 2017 has been really great to me.

I travelled a lot including Asheville, NC, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Lake Arrowhead CA, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Miami, St Petersburg, Orlando, Madrid Spain, and Vermont. Whew!

Millie continues to kick ass and be awesome (despite breaking her arm twice this year). Her teachers love her, she’s excelling at school, and seems to be really well adjusted. The best thing is her sense of humor, which totally comes from me (lots of poop and fart jokes)!

At Lullabot I continued work on the same project that I started on. The project started in a bad way (not very well organized, not meeting deadlines, etc), but by the end of the year, it was whipped into a lean mean shit-getting-done machine.

I’ve learned a lot this year, particularly in JavaScript (which is what this blog is based off of). Although my primary billable hours are still writing jQuery, I feel very competent in ES6 and am also getting familiar (and not so intimidated) with React. I’ve also become more familiar with the backend of Drupal 7 including Ctools content types and debugging PHP.

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