2017: year in review
Best year at work yet!
- I worked on a project (with a several members of my team) to migrate our apps onto Kubernetes cluster since the beginning of 2017. We’ve been using Kubernetes in production since.
- Convince and guide other teams to follow our initiative to migrate to Kubernetes.
- 💸 Significantly reduce our AWS bills with the use of spot instances / spot fleet while maintaining high availability of the system.
- ✌️ Got a new job!! Employer gave a counter offer matching compensation but I decided it’s time to move on.
Overall, I’ve set a concrete infrastructure for my company to move forward. I believe my team can step up and continue working on current projects.
My one and only
Being a father is overwhelming but certainly a great experience. Sleep depreviation sucks but any bad feelings seems to disappear when those little tiny hands hold my face and give me quick kiss on the cheek.
I will not force myself to finish the book I’m not enjoying or learning from. I did this rigorously last year just for the sake of finishing the books.
I also want to learn speed-read this year.
Average readers read at speeds of around 250 words per minute with a typical comprehension of 60%. Imagine if you can read at 500 wpm, you can read twice as many books. It’s truly an amazing skill to have.
I didn’t give any talks last year. I would love to do 1 or 2 this year. Let’s make it happen.
2018 is gonna be a great year!