2015 in Review ⚓15 Feb 2016
2015 was a good year for me. I accomplished a lot of things, and was happy for most part of the year. In no particular order, here are the things that stand out for me:
- Went to HillHacks, and made lots of friends. Helped organize the conference.
- Joined Razorpay in June
- Moved to Bangalore
- Announced my book, The Joy of Software Development
- Did lots of speaker things:
- Joy of Software Development talk at IIT Roorkee
- Flash Talks on SDSLabs, CTFs and a few more things at HillHacks
- A full-length talk on the book itself at HillHacks
- Did the HillHacks and HackBeach quizes
- Announced my Homeopathy Bug Bounty Program at hackbeach.
- Gave a talk on Fun with HTTP at Barcamp Bangalore.
- Learnt some slacklining at hackbeach. Helped with conference scheduling as well.
- Made lots of new friends at Bangalore.
- Started playing board games, including being a DM at several Dungeons and Dragons sessions.
- Started quizzing in bangalore as well. Mostly at Cluesday, Vapors.
I started with a goal of 20 books for this year, and ended up reading about 28. Tried experimenting with Audiobooks near the year end, and failed. Bought a Kindle paperwhite as well. I tend to read a lot of Fantasy and SF, and this continued in 2015 as well. The best books I read this year (in order):
A complete list is on Goodreads
- Launched hackercouch as a personal project.
- Shifted to Arch Linux + i3wm setup for my laptop. See Setup page for more details.
- Left facebook, mostly because of their stance on Net Neutrality and the FreeBasics debacle in India.
Published on February 15, 2016 in review,2015