by Konstantin Petrov
What has happened and what have I done in the year 2017. The post covers only work related staff, nothing about personal life.
The core function of our organization is dealing with customer needs, so the ticketing system is essential.
Before the year 2017 we had a home grown ticketing system from late 90-s. It was connected to every process and tool inside the company. The work of integrating the new system was very challenging, but also very satisfying.
I have started working in Scrum teams the first year I became a developer. It was in JNetX, 8 years ago.
Much later, when I came to Otixo, I have tried to introduce Scrum process in there but didn’t succeded.
Here, after previous Scrum Master decided to leave the company I volonteered to take the role.
I did the training and I liked it. Passed the certification.
I am still on the very first steps of this way, a lot to do still, a lot to learn.
You are reading this only because I came back to blogging. Partly inspired by the Nullprogram blog, partly driven with the urge to create. Also, I am practicing English here and at some point I will practice Dutch.
This blogging thing brought me to the questions I always worried about but never answered.
I am trying to answer this questions now.
I read a lot, especialy this year. About relationships, about human nature and flows.
I learned vim to the point I feel uncomfortable without vim like controls. Also I have fixed one bug in the IntelliJ IDEA vim plugin, and I hope that it will be merged to the main brunch soon.
I tryed to write bash scripts, and I found it useful. I dislike the conditional clauses in bash a lot though.
This year I have tryed Kotlin - the very practical language. It is ok, and when you have to do a lot of work it can help. The projects I have now I will write in Kotlin, just to understand it fully.
As the matter of learning some ways of the functional programming I started learning Haskell. It is fun.
I decided to write my own blogging software, the things we have now is nice but I would like to make nicer one.
Also, the own shopping list project is started - I have managed to create a list of features I need most and I know how to get them.
I just started, I like it, I need to learn more because I want to stay here.
With cycling to work almost every day I got nice fitness, but I found it is not enough. Also, I like to think while I am running. To do it safely, I started going to the gym.
I spoke about performance testing and I gave a talk about our work on Zendesk project and I liked both.
It went well, so I will try to speak more. We have a small conference in our department every two weeks, it is a good opportunity to polish skills and move forward.
Soon I will create a post about plans for the next month - I think that planning for a year is way to long. Of course I have draft plan for a year, but monthly plans are much more useful.tags: