Reflections 2017

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Hello again

It's been a while. I've been pretty busy doing senior year things like college applications and senior research (cough not really). But anyway, I figured now would be a good time to reflect on this past year - what I did, what I didn't do, and what I should be doing next year.

This Year in Numbers

563 Github Contributions

1 Palantir Social Impact Prize

4 weeks spent surviving PHP and MySQL during my internship, during which:

  • I added 18 hotels
  • processed 64 images
  • and modified 10055 lines of code!

6 college applications submitted (and 1 acceptance received!!!)

In Ion, I made 168 commits, with 4230 additions and 6669 deletions.

I cleared 10 feet in pole vault, very narrowly qualifying myself for states!

3 AP exams taken

Revisiting Last Year

I made a post on January 1st that listed some goals for the year. Let's see how well I did.

This Website

There’s still lots of work to be done, particularly in the little “terminal” easter egg on the home page, but I’m very happy with the site.

I definitely worked on the website quite a bit this year. I fixed some big bugs with the terminal, and added some useful tools to improve my workflow. It's definitely a lot of fun to work on.

This Blog

I definitely plan on posting more, and hopefully at least once every week

Oops. I kinda dropped the ball on this one... That said, I did post more often than before, and I attribute that entirely to a smoother creation flow.

This Life

That said, I’ll take to heart Dory’s advice of “Just keep swimming”, and keep you guys updated.

Update: I kept swimming, and finished junior pretty darn strong. It was hard, but totally worth it.

Looking forward

Here are my resolutions for this year:

  • Go to college
  • Clear 11'
  • Double the number of blog posts
  • Get 100 stars on Github.