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My 2021 in Tech

It is that time of the year again. Or, to be precise, it is 51 days after that time of last year. I’ve been remiss in my schedule for these posts. But it is the time when I reflect upon my growth in tech over the past year. Like last years post, this one goes over what I learned, some of the opinions I formed, what I could have done better, and what I think I should focus on in 2022.

While I do this primarily to track my progress, I do hope that those who read about my growth find it instructive, and walk away having gained something from it. With that happy thought, let’s get started.

My 2020 in Tech

2020 has easily been the most profound year for me as a tech enthusiast. I graduated with a CS degree, got an amazing job, picked up 2 new languages (Go and Clojure), revisited 2 other langauges that I thought I knew but clearly didn’t (C and Rust), and explored many new domains (most notably cybersecurity and cloud engineering). This post is a loosely organized collection of my thoughts and experiences related to each of these items, as well as some insight into how I achieved some of the things I achieved this year.

So if you’re going to be kind enough to indulge me, let’s start talking!

Mastering Your Tools: Becoming a Better Programmer Without Any Programming

This post talks about how you can be a better programmer without actually learning any programming! I want to make a case for actively and consciously trying to master your tools as a way to improve your ability as a programmer while also looking like a wizard-hacker.