If you have read my year end review of 2011, then you would have know that I got engaged in 2011 and I got married in 2012. Before marriage, pretty much everyone were saying that my life is going to change completely, but fortunately for me things haven’t changed much except that I have another person in my life who cares for me more than I care for myself 😉
Talking of marriage, I am very happy to know lot of people really liked my wedding invitation and recently a couple contacted me from Indonesia asking if they can use my wedding invitation design for their marriage.
Another thing which most people predicted for me is that after marriage I will not get much time to travel, which again proved to be wrong 😉 I continued my tradition of at least one international travel and a couple of domestic travel.
- Went on a 2 week trip to Bhutan and really loved it.
- My life long wish to travel to Andaman came true
- Went to Goa for a couple of days
- Went to Kodaikanal and foothills of Ooty
- Went on a road trip across Tamil Nadu, but this time in car.
- Went to IIT Bombay for HackU
2012 had been a great year for me from the hardware and robotics perspective. I continued working on hardware and Arduino related stuff which I picked up in 2010.
One of the important things regarding hardware that I did in 2012 is that I launched hardwarefun.com one of my pet projects that is close to me. I created hardwarefun.com to document my different adventures with hardware and also help other people who also want to learn hardware programming.
Talks and Workshops
Another thing which I improved in 2012 is my public speaking skills. I gave around 15 talks and also conducted my robotics workshop. The following are some of my favorite talks.
- Talk about building robots in Foss.in
- My Droidcon talk about using Websockets in Android to control robots
You can see the complete list of talks that I have given so far from my talks page.
The following are stats generated for this blog by my Year End Stats WordPress Plugin.
The number of posts have increased a bit and I am happy about that, since I am also writing posts in at hardwarefun as well.
I am planning to write more posts in 2013 and hope that with talks, workshop and personal life I get some free time to keep up this word 😉
What’s in for 2013?
So what’s in for 2013?
I am planning to concentrate more on my WordPress Plugins a bit and I already have some pretty good ideas. So stay tuned 😉
Regarding hardware stuff, I am planning expand HardwareFun.com and write more posts there and also continue working on Arduino and start playing around with Raspberry Pi as well. So it is going to be pretty exciting.
Regarding talks and workshop, I am planning to continue my robotics workshop (the next batch is going to be at the end of this month) and also start giving talks and workshops on other areas as well. Planning for a Hadoop and Pig workshop/talk soon.
From the looks of it, 2013 seems to be an exciting as well as a busy year and I am really looking forward to it.
So how was your 2012?