A Brief Look at Exploration

I left Parse in April with the intent to a) move to New York and b) spend three glorious months not trying to answer the question of "so what's up next?"

While I was still working, I'd been building up a queue of technology I wanted to spend time playing with, and the plan was (as is my habit), while investigating each new thing, to take notes for myself on topics along the way.

Though the contents of said notes will almost certainly not be worth making available for public consumption, I thought it'd be interesting to do a quick wc -w across each of the files to see what topics I found worth writing about (or copying paragraphs from documentation for), and which notes composed primarily of links to documentation or other resources.

I may take this data and my newly gained d3 experience and turn it into something pretty, but for now, some good old-fashioned text:

182 | exploration 001: clojure 2015/05/07
691 | exploration 002: storm, graphQL 2015/05/08
446 | exploration 003: clojure 2015/05/13
610 | exploration 004: clojure 2015/05/14
403 | exploration 005: clojure 2015/05/15
 98 | exploration 006: crate training a dog 2015/05/24
359 | exploration 007: swift 2015/05/24
133 | exploration 008: firebase, today app extensions 2015/05/25
110 | exploration 008: origami 2015/06/03
123 | exploration 009: tornado 2015/06/04
228 | exploration 010: docker, zeromq 2015/06/09
356 | exploration 011: neo4j, graph db concepts 2015/06/15
 97 | exploration 012: golang table-driven tests 2015/06/16
 60 | exploration 013: cleaning up someone else’s python 2015/06/18
 55 | exploration 014: componentkit 2015/07/16
224 | exploration 015: react native (and nvm, npm, iojs) 2015/07/29
 12 | exploration 016: raspberry pi / raspbian 2015/09/11
176 | exploration 017: d3 2015/09/14
445 | exploration 018: neo4j/rest API snippets 2015/09/14
 89 | exploration 019: druid notes 2015/09/17
535 | exploration 020: more d3, SVG 2015/09/22
269 | exploration 021: deploying to aws 2015/09/23
136 | exploration 022: scalyr notes 2015/09/28
459 | exploration 023: docker multi-container setup 2015/09/30
125 | exploration 024: druid cluster / querying 2015/10/05
 37 | exploration 025: zookeeper/env install on fresh ec2 instance 2015/10/07
247 | exploration 026: druid ingestion, 2015/10/07
141 | exploration 027: webpack, grunt, commonjs 2015/10/13
307 | exploration 028: golang interface interception 2015/10/15
324 | exploration 029: flux 2015/10/15

The plan now is to do a final recap post of my #funemployment, highlighting some of these topics (and the endeavors that caused gaps in note-taking!) before jumping into something new. We'll see where the winds take us!

Let me know what you think on Twitter.