Year 2015 in review

A new journey started in 2015

There’s a whole new journey started and a lot happened in start of year 2015. Last year in Feb, 2015 I got married which is a important aspect of life. Now I have a great understanding, supporting wife as my family. Then in April, 2015 I moved to USA for a long term Assignment. So far I’m learning culture of USA and trying to connect with people in various ways(Friends in Office, Local UGs and online friends from Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin).

Coming to USA also gave me an opprotunity to meet my friends here. I met one of my old friend Chris Ergle with Mahesh and Menish during our c-sharpcorner chapter meet in NY. Later I got a chance to hangout with Jonathan J. Tower during his 48states project travel in NY. Later in 2015 I got a chance to visit Philadelphia for Azure cloud roadshow where I met Mahesh chand and many other people from Microsoft. Specially, I met first time with Jeff Fritz. Most of all me and wife got invitation from Mahesh to visit his house in Philly and it was first time I visited a friend’s home in USA. Leaving professional life behind we spent a great weekend together.

Community contributions
Here is a glimpse of community contribution which I made via blogs/forums/github.
- Blogging
I wrote total 21 posts including a series on securing WCF Http Rest services tutorial. Here is the blog posts list:

- QnA Technical forums
I was contributing on stackoverflow passively in past years but last year(2015) I actively participated in reviewing and answering questions on miscelleneous topics. Here are few stats:
Answers(in 2015)- ~200
Reputation earned(in 2015) - ~2500

- Miscellenous
I also contribute actively on c-sharpcorner for articles, blogs, news and forums. Here’s my c-sharpcorner profile. Including contributions on MSDN, I have also started participating in open source contribution on Github and worked on couple of repositories. One of them is an open source library WCFHttpBehaviorExtension which is available via Nuget package.

First day of 2016, I received email from C-sharpcorner that I have been awarded as Mindcracker MVP 4th time in a row. This was a great news to start a new year and another reason to stay motivated.

What Next (year 2016)
I will be continuing practicing on DDD, CQS and CQRS. These are the topics that I started with basics by reading from various sources including books, articles, session recording and google groups email listings. I have 3-4 unfinished reading of books from great authors(Eric Evans, Vaughn Vernon, Martin Fowler) that I chose to finish this year.
Another resolutions is to get expertise in a already known programming language(May be JavaScript) and learning basic of a new programming laguage(May be python or similar Functional language).
I’ll continue writing and sharing my thoughts and findings on technology here on my blog and on c-sharpcorner.
May be this year I’ll start writing a book (which is a great deal as you need a strict routine to follow to get steady progress).
Good luck everyone and my readers for year 2016. Wish everyone gets the best out of it.

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