Another year over… and a new one on the way…

This year I was able to take a more active lead in the hiring process — everything from creating a job description from scratch all the way to creating and implementing interview questions and tests. It was a lot of fun.

There was more C# development this year, but still quite a lot of work being done in VB.NET. I’m at the point where I don’t have a huge concern whether I’m working on VB.NET or C#. It’s not the language that makes the code good or bad. I’m generally happy just as long as things seem understandable, maintainable, and don’t have the stink of being a rushed hack just to get stuff out the door.

In the upcoming year, I’d like to get more involved in the local dev community. I used to go to the various SQL Saturday events and stuff, but kind of got burnt out on them. I found a pretty nice Tampa development group on Slack that does local meetups, so I might give that a try. Always good to have others available to bounce ideas off of, swap stories with, etc.

See ya’ll in 2018!

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