Hindsight is 2017
A reflection on Tom's milestones, shenanigans, and favorite projects from the past year.
Digital Architecture Projects
This year we evolved our definition of Digital Architecture to be:
the practice of designing and developing
the conceptual structure and logical organization of a digital-based system.
Sound nebulous? We agree. Please share your ideas/improvements.
Completed Dev Bootcamp
Thanks to Mark, Fred, and the cohort of incredible folks I had the chance to study Full-Stack Web Development with this past summer at Prime Digital Academy. I now geek out unabashedly about APIs, browser UX, and the wild present/potential of Agile methodology and open source software.
And I am currently passing forward some of my nerd-thusiasm at the UofMN's new software dev bootcamp!
Despite a raging dumpster fire masquerading as a Federal Government, it has been a beautiful, nuanced, and optimistic year.
Abby and I sealed the deal this October, changed our last name to Hart (hint: squish together Hansen + Brossart), hosted a big celebration o' love at her Grandpa's farm (it rained the whole day) and continue going on adventures of all sizes.
Huge gratitude shout out to Abby, the Hansen and Brossart families, and our friends for supporting me/us throughout this big year of change and commitment.
Leveled up to: Godfather
My brother/sister-in-law experienced temporary insanity and named me godfather of their amazing and cheeky daughter, thus graduating me from "Crazy Uncle Tom" to Godfather Tom.
Watch out world, Luna is starting from awesome and rapidly progressing to my favorite Brossart ever.
Dreamers, Makers, Doers
Thanks to the generous and inspiring souls at COCO, Impact Hub MSP, Pillsbury No Mic nights, the "Seward Commune" and Prime for incredible conversations, skyway walks, and general greatness. This MSP community is a well of lucid creativity and resilience in an age of distraction and division.
Looking forward to continuing the adventures with you all in the coming years.