Reflecting on 2013

I personally find it beneficial to take a moment this time of year to reflect on the previous year.  It gives me a chance to see where I have been and make adjustments to keep on track for the next year.

Last year I had made a plan to do the following:

“As I look to 2013 I look to get more involved to help others in the IT community.  I am currently planning on either helping or presenting at 6 SQL Saturday in 2013.  The Akron Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals are celebrating their 60th anniversary and will be helping to celebrate and grow the group.  Finally, I will post more here.  My goal will be to post one new post every other week.”

I feel short on a few of these items.  I had made a goal of helping or presenting at six SQL Saturdays.  Well six became two, Detroit and Rochester.  You may also notice my goal of new post every other week became six.  These are some areas I need to work on.

Even with these failures I had a great 2013.  I made it to Detroit and Rochester for the first time in my life.  In addition, I stopped on the American side of Niagara Falls.  I was introduced to Civic Hacking by participating in the HackNEO National Day of Civic Hacking.  Where I became involved with Code for Summit County to work on a project that we started during the National Day of Civic Hacking.

What will 2014 bring?

I’m looking forward to blogging more, presenting more and most importantly helping more.

I have included a few pictures from 2013 to share.  Please enjoy.  

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