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2016 in review

It’s been a long year. I think it is useful to reflect on what has happened. Here is a list of some of the places and things I’ve done this past year.


From my home-base in London it was almost a different country every month last year. The highlight was definately Lisbon. What a great area! The beaches were amazing, we found a little alcove near Cascais that felt very intimate. Two days in the mountains near Sintra was perfect. The area felt very tourist friendly, with a very layed back vibe. The only down-side was the Atlantic Ocean water was quite cold.

  1. Amesterdam, Netherlands
  2. Plovdiv, Velingrad, Sofia, Bulgaria
  3. Paris, France
  4. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  5. Lisbon, Portugal
  6. Gothenburg, Sweden
  7. Copenhagen, Denmark
  8. Denver, Colorado, USA
  9. Seattle, Washington, USA (Opendaylight Summit)
  10. Barcelona, Spain (Openstack Summit)
  11. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


Felt like I did alot more than this, but here’s the stuff thats showing up on the calendar.

  1. Sky Garden, London
  2. http://www.magicallantern.uk/london/
  3. Royal Ascot
  4. Bill Burr at the Hammersmith, Apollo
  5. The Heavy at the O2 Arena, Kentish Town
  6. Frankenstein at the Royal Opera House
  7. The Merchant of Venic at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  8. Saracens vs. Gloucester Rugby at Allianz Park
  9. Chelsea Garden Show
  10. Weekend in the Lake district
  11. Book of Mormon

Skill Development:

  1. Openflow Presentation
  2. NETCONF Presentation
  3. RHCSA
  4. Python


Pretty happy with my progress here, I’ve been meaning to start a website for quite some time, finally got around to putting it all together.

  1. Personal Web-site and blog
  2. ODL Health-check
  3. Lab migration
  4. Stand-up Openstack Mitaka


Going to have to review this one when I get back to London. I want to try to read at least a book per month this year for pleasure.

  1. Seveneves - Neal Stephenson
  2. Automate the Boring Stuff with Python - Al Sweigart
  3. How to Fail at almost everything and still win big - Scott Adams
  4. Furys of Calderon - Jim Butcher
  5. Academs Fury - Jim Butcher
  6. Cursors Fury - Jim Butcher
  7. Norwegian Wood - Lars Mytting