Happy Holidays – 2016-2017

It’s that time of the year again! Holidays are coming up along with the usual festivities. Here’s about my past year and what’s to come in 2017.

Looking back

Overall 2016 was a great year. The major highlight was getting started on my first full time job in Antwerp, Belgium. This was the biggest change in my life so far. I’ve learnt a vast amount of things on the office floor, and that’s more than only technical stuff. I was lucky to work with some very interesting and intelligent people, that enriched me all along.

Whirlpool Rapids
Standing in front of the Whirlpool Rapids defining the border between North America and Canada.

Another big highlight would be the trip I made with my family to Canada during the summer. I’ve never been this far away from home, but I had a great time. Would definitely recommend.

Besides all that great stuff, life went as life goes. There were awesome moments, moments of joy, as well as less pleasant moments.

A new year, new challenges

2017 Will bring more changes. Early January you can expect a small update on my homepage and LinkedIn profile. What I can say is that Java programming will be the core of that change (at my great joy). This will also involve studying for some certificates (including OCA and OCP). Once again, I expect 2017 to be a very enriching year, in general.

You can expect more updates on this blog as well. Most updates are likely to be Java-related and somewhat technical. These updates will be published as I see fit. There’s no need to publish when there’s nothing noteworthy to share. Besides tweeting new articles, I will also share them on a few additional social media. Whenever you’d like to engage with me, I’ll always do my best to read and reply.

Happy holidays and an awesome 2017!

Author: Thibault Helsmoortel

Belgian IT enthusiast with a wide range of interests. Enjoys table tennis and meeting friends at the local bar.

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