Every year I will try to reflect on the things that I have done, personally and professionally, hoping to give myself a better picture of what I didn't accomplish and what I'd like to focus beginning new year.
This year marked my third year working as a developer at Mineta San Jose International Airport. I couldn't ask for a better team, co-workers, and mentors here at the airport. The best part about working as a developer here is that you get a chance solving aviation related problems while getting your hands dirty on so many different technologies related to database, applications, server, and security, etc. I'm still finding myself excited coming to work every day, and I can't wait to continue building more features and learning more!
List of what I wanted to learn in 2018, and the ones (crossed out) that I achieved to learn.
List of what I didn't intend to learn in 2018, and I happened to learn.
While I'm striving to enhance my skills and become a better developer, this is the list of things that I would like to learn more or look into this year. I like to focus and improve on my front-end development especially with React and ES6, performance optimization, web accessibility, and testing.
I've always been interested in traveling and exploring places, and also making videos. I am inspired when watching other people going around the world. So I started looking into travel videography in 2018, and made 4 videos. I hope that making these videos will help me to inspire me to travel more, explore more, and wander more, and also maybe for you and other other people, even if it's just a little bit! Like if you enjoy them and subscribe for more!
I've been dreaming of this trip for a very long time. When my family moved to America in 2008 from Vietnam, I didn't really know a whole lot about my own country. I was born in a city called Can Tho in southern Vietnam. However, my grandparents and great-grandparents originated from northern Vietnam. My best cousin and I once had this thought of going back to Vietnam to explore and learn more about our homeland one day. We want to see places throughout Vietnam, eat the local food, and get a better understanding of our cultures and people. This day finally came in 2018. We had a chance to visit Vietnam and other southeast asian countries. I can't express how much I love traveling, exploring the different cultures and amazing places while enjoying the local food cuisines. This is a list of countries that I visited in 2018, and I'm looking forward to add more to this list.
“Don't regret anything you do, because in the end it makes you who you are.” - Unknown