2018 Year in Review
2018, the year that felt like ten. Time hopped and jogged and stood still, twisted me all around, chewed me up and spat me out with every horrible update of the news cycle.
Still, this year wasn’t all bad! I gave my first keynote, saw some of my code open-sourced, and attended a Frida Kahlo exhibit at the V&A. I started my year with istio and kernel crashes, progressed to large Kubernetes cluster operations, and finished by starting a new perf project. I traveled, gardened, donated, baked, wrote, danced, built a CPU out of logic gates for funzies, and sipped tea. I ended up on this weird HuffPost list. And, oh yeah, I went through a teensy acquisition.
In my 2017 review post, I said I wanted to do more lower level systems work, technical talks, and leisure reading. I’ve done that. For 2019, I’d like to find a balance between sharing my excitement over learning new things and broadcasting my already-considerable technical knowledge. I’m very bad at self-advertisement.
And now, some lists.
- The Lead Dev London (keynote)
- Nike HQ
- Portland DevOpsDays (emcee)
- Velocity NY
- Janelle Monae
Magazine articles written
- Linux Kernel Development - great tour (albeit slightly outdated) of the kernel and operating systems in general
- The Broken Earth Trilogy - expertly-crafted scifi about an enslaved people and a broken world
- The Power - Inglourious Basterds for women, best applied after remembering Brett Kavanaugh exists
- So You Want to Talk About Race - you might think you don’t need to read this, but you’re wrong
- The Lovely Bones - do you like to cry?
YouTube series consumed
Best tweet, according to Twitter Analytics
I'm into— ms claws (@alicegoldfuss) July 31, 2018
🔘 Researching the menu ahead of time so I know exactly what to order, including side dishes and dessert
Best tweet, according to me
Petition to treat genders like operating systems— ms claws (@alicegoldfuss) July 31, 2018
"Are you a man or a woman?"
"Oh, I dual boot."
- 1 - tarantulas held
- 5 - carnivorous plants tended
- 7 - jars of homemade pickles currently in my fridge
- 9 - scones eaten (estimated)
- 23 - gifts donated by the PDX DevOps community to the NAYA holiday drive