Year in review: 2017

January 7th, 2018 | #personal

Let me take you through some highlights of 2017 in my programming/work/study life—not in my world-at-large.

Highlights from 2017

Jan 2nd
Started coding

In the first week of 2017, I got really excited about programming, especially in Go. I started to complete courses on Codecademy about Java, PHP and JavaScript and read a lot about web development.

Jan 18th
Bought my first MBp

In all the tutorials that I have watched about programming, I saw the tutor was using a MacBook pro to develop on. So I bought one (15", late 2016), with the thought that I would learn faster to program.

Jan 18th
Feb 25th
Attended Albert Heijn's CodeCamp
Attended Albert Heijn's CodeCamp

In cooperation with Code Avengers, Albert Heijn organised a day on which 150 employees could learn the basics of programming. I was one of them! 🤓

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Mar 1st
Switched jobs
Switched jobs

Learning to program went better than expected. I searched for a job and found one! I quit my job as a Team Leader at Albert Heijn and started to work full-time as a Junior Software Developer at Service2Fruit. My first software job! 😄

See Service2Fruit's website
Mar 1st
Mar 1st
Created first issue for Service2Fruit
Created first issue for Service2Fruit on GitHub 🎉
Mar 3th
Switched my study

Seven months after the start of Business Administration (BSc) at Radboud University, I switched from study. I started to study part-time Information and Computer Science (BSc) at Open University. 😍

Mar 3th
Mar 6th
Made first commit for Service2Fruit
Made first commit for Service2Fruit 🏅
Jul 4th
Completed course: Object Oriented Programming in Java

I completed the course "Object Oriented Programming in Java" at the Open University! 😎

Jul 4th
Sep 7th
Attended The TTN volioti

Snow invited my to attend a talk by Henk Klöpping about the Internet of Things.

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Sep 9th
Attended Zaandam Valley
Attended Zaandam Valley

I attended Zaandam Valley, organised by Albert Heijn. There were talks by Vincent Ulmer (CEO at Botboys), Joost Hofman (Lead Developer at Albert Heijn IT Online) and many others.

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Sep 9th
Sep 15th
Completed first software project

In three months' time, together with two colleagues, I completed my first software project. It was my first software project that I worked on from sketch to end.

Sep 19th
Attended Brain Upgrade: What’s new in Java 9
Attended Brain Upgrade: What’s new in Java 9

I attended a talk that was organized by Luminis Academy. Sander Mak, author of "Java 9 Modularity" (O'Reilly), showed how to set up modular applications with the Java 9 module system and discussed other Java 9 features.

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Sep 19th
Oct 28th
Started a blog
Started a blog

I started a blog on tonnygaric.com! Mainly to share my TILs (Today I Learned). If something else comes on my path that is worth sharing, you will find it on my blog.

See first blogpost

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