Another year passed – the time has come to look back one more year and set expectations for the next year.
— I enjoyed a lot in Leevio, learned Zend Framework, built DeployNinja and contributed to Kuestions besides other projects.
— I have learned Windows Phone 7 development and some .NET (C#). I built the first Windows Phone 7 application from Bangladesh that made it’s place in the app store.
— I have mainly used Windows 7 as my primary OS all the year long. Switched to Zorin OS in December. Chose PhpStorm as my IDE and Zend Framework as my primary web framework.
— I have spoken at the phpXperts seminar 2011, my 2nd time as a speaker on this annual event.
— I have become a moderator of the phpXperts group.
— I have become the Campus Lead of Microsoft Student Partners, Khulna University.
— Arranged “Imagine Cup boot camp” in KU early in the year.
— Arranged “msdnaa installation fiesta” in Khulna University.
— I along with Hasin vai and Murshed vai created the group “nixers” to promote *Nix in a healthy way. Interestingly the group was created on the 16th December, the Victory Day of Bangladesh.
— I became a moderator in “nixers” too.
— Built a WordPress plugin and ASP.NET User Control for Avro Phonetic Keyboard on Rifat vai’s awesome jQuery plugin.
— Learned Git and started using Github.
— Tried some cool cloud offerings – phpcloud, pagodabox, phpfog, epio etc.
— My knowledge in CSS has improved.
— Contributed to “Python programming” chapters in a book published from Ankur ICT foundation.
— Written a few Bangla blog posts on Python but later paused. Also did a few screen casts.
— Learned django.
— Switched to Banglalion from BTCL ADSL.
— Bought a few gadgets.
— Became 2nd in the 2nd year 2nd term, yes, magic numbers 😉
Looks like 2011 hasn’t been that bad for me. Thanks to the Almighty for blessing me with a good year. What do I wish for 2012? Well, seriously, I will put that to the grace of the Almighty. May the Almighty bless me in the year 2012, may I receive the very best of what I deserve.
Plans in 2012:
— Get a Macbook Pro when my current notebook dies.
— Avoid picking up a new language unless it’s extremely necessary, mastering the available ones should get priority.
— Stay on *Nix, focus on web development.
— More and more community involvement.
— Contribute to the open source community.
May the Almighty Allah grant me success and guide me in the right path. Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2012! May the Almighty be with us all!
Good bye, 2011!