January 05, 2015 · ~3 minutes
Happy New Year to y’all folks! I hope you enjoyed your holidays.
The end of the year often means looking back at the last dozen of months to see what has been done and what’s not. Because of this, this article is mostly personal; kind of a note to myself to keep track of what I have done this year.
Note: let me take this occasion as an opportunity to suggest you read this article from Eric Meyer about this whole “your-year-on-our-network” thing. Quite heartbreaking, definitely insightful to us all designers and developers.
I started writing for money
Early 2014, I officially started writing as a freelancer. Since then, my secondary activity has been giving me the ability to invoice sites for articles, including SitePoint and Tuts+.
I have written 91 articles in 2014.
Along the same lines, I have written a total of 91 articles published on 6 different sites in 2014. It is not quite but very close to 2 articles a week. I am very proud of such a pace and hope I’ll be able to keep writing at a decent rate, if not as much.
I gave my first talk out of France
In May, I have given my very first talk out of France, in Bruxelles, Belgium. It was almost 1000km away for a 30 minutes talk during a 2 hours event. Needless to say, I expected much from it! It went very well. Belgium is a very welcoming country, if you ever wondered.
I gave my first talk in English
Later this year, in November, I gave my first talk in English, in Paris for dotCSS. A 15-20 minutes long talk in front of 400 attendees at the Théâtre des Variétés. Amazing venue, great people, it was an incredible experience.
I wrote a book
Apparently I wrote a book this year. It is not published yet, will be in January 2015 if no mistake. Anyway I spent over 7 months working on it with the help of Raphaël Goetter, so I think it deserves a big spot on the list of things I’ve done in 2014.
An article specifically about this will be released soon.
I created SassDoc
SassDoc has been very welcomed, and some massive projects already use it to manage their API docs, including The Guardian, Bourbon, Neat and Origami from Financial Times. We are thrilled to see what such interesting projects do with our own.
What about 2015?
Well, aside from releasing my book, I’d like to keep doing talks possibly in English now that I know I am capable of speaking in English in front of people. My goal would be a talk per quarter, but we all know timing is hard so we’ll see.
SassDoc should also hit v2 with major changes in the next few weeks, and we have a lot of plans for v2.1 and further. Our goal for this year is to make it the go-to tool for Sass documentation, let’s hope we achieve this.
Also, I should change job in the next few months, at the very beginning of quarter 2 if everything plays right but I think I’ll deal with this in another article when it’s all settled down.
What about you my friends, what have you been up to in 2014?