2013 is one week old. This time of transition from one calendar year to another is the traditional time to cast an eye back over the year that has just come to a close. Who am I to stand in the way of tradition?
2012 was quite a jolly year for me. Nothing particularly earth-shattering happened, and that’s just fine with me. I made some websites. I did some travelling. It was grand.
I really enjoyed working on Matter by day and hacking away at relaunching The Session by night.
The trip to New Zealand at the start of 2012 was great. Not only was Webstock a great conference (and I’m very happy with the talk I gave, Of Time And The Network), but the subsequent road trip with Jessica, Ethan, Liz, Erin and Peter was a joyous affair.
Thinking about it, I went to lovely new places in 2012 like Newfoundland and Oslo as well as revisiting New York, Austin, Chicago, and Freiburg. And I went to CERN, which was a great experience.
But the highlight of my year was undoubtedly the first week of September right here in Brighton. The combination of Brighton SF followed by dConstruct was simply amazing. I feel very privileged to have been involved in both events. I’m still pinching myself.
Now it’s 2013, and I’m already starting to plan this year’s dConstruct: be sure to put Friday, September 6th, 2013 in your calendar. Before that, I’ve got the Responsive Day Out—more on that soon. I’ve got some speaking engagements lined up, mostly in the States in the latter half of the year at An Event Apart. Interestingly, apart from compering dConstruct and BrightonSF, I didn’t speak at all in the UK in 2012—the last talk I gave in the UK was All Our Yesterdays at Build 2011.
I’m going to continue hacking away on Huffduffer and The Session whenever I can in 2013. I find those personal projects immensely rewarding. I’m also hoping to have time to do some more writing.
Let’s see what this year brings.