Another year passed and its review time :) But this time instead of reviewing the year month wise, I’ll do it in few categories.

Tech

This has to be the first category for review as this is what I love to do the most.

Perfaudit

PerfAudit was this year's first side project that I did with my colleague Apoorv. We did case-studies for some awesome websites, helped people make their sites faster and got lot of appreciation. It was fun.

cta.js

Cta.js is a JS library I wrote inspired from Paul Lewis' technique to performantly transition DOM elements.

konsole.table, super-search & screenlog.js

3 more JS shorties I did. konsole.table was my first npm module which provides `console.table` in node environment. And super-search is a JS library to enable search feature in any blog/website having an RSS feed.
screenlog.js makes it possible to use `console` statements without opening the console in your browser.

Prototyp

Then I did one of my most "useful" app of the year :P I had started playing with Framer.js and was really impressed with what one can do with it very easily. But the editor for it is paid and just available for mac. So I decided to build a web app over Framer.js which is free and works across platforms.
I would say this is by far the closest I have come to creating a product :) Hope to make it more usable in coming time

Kalu

Kalu was a calculator concept I implemented using codemirror editor. It aims at making long inter-linked calculation easy.

Word Blast Game

The only game I did this year was for JS13KGames compo. Wanted to make more games though.

lollipop.css

A self-learning experiment to implement Android Lollipop animations in pure CSS.

Code Blast plugin for Codemirror

A hack trigerred by someone's hack. Too much of fun :P

Art

INKtober

INKtober is a challenge where people draw something on every day of October. This was my first and although I couldn't draw all 31 days, I managed to pull off quite a few and had a very happy time doing it. Heres a summary of it but checkout all of them on my art blog.

Bematlab

I started Bematlab last year and this year I added content whenever I got time and ideas. Drawing is fun! Ideas are rare! Heres one of my favourite from this year.

Music

Not much here. I practiced beatboxing and playing flute occasionally. Also released a small beatbox+flute piece.

Sports

Football with office pals

We made an unofficial WingifyFC at Wingify :) We have started playing on Sat/Sun, then shifted to Wed/Fridays, then just fridays and then stopped in the end :P We'll definitely start it again and also have a tournament coming up this January :)

Won TT doubles tournament

A TT double tournament was organized at Wingify. I and Varun won that :)

Marathon

I ran a 7KM marathon...in Leh, Ladakh with my friend Manpreet :)

Conferences

Attended MetaRefresh conference in Bangalore where we (wingify) were a sponsor and Apoorv gave a talk. It was all fine until…there was a Karnataka-bandh and we had to stay for hours on Bangalore airport :(

Travel

Chamba, Himachal

An awesome trip to Chamba/Khajjiar/Dalhousie with Kamal, Ajay, Hariom and Gillz (Vivek). First time in Himachal :) More pics.

Kasol, Himachal

Full Wingify Engineering team outing.

Leh, Ladakh

No words to speak about this trip. Beautiful mountains, clean roads and absolute silence. You have to be there to experience it. And I must say, the food is just top class in Leh! More pics.

Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand

Full Wingify Engineering team outing, again :) We saw no tiger, infact no animal. Just chilled at the resort. We are playing mafia in above still.

Laangkawi, Malaysia

Wingify's year end trip with 100+ people :) It was amazing to see 100+ wingifians fill up the complete airport, plane, then the resort, beaches! Did para-sailing for first time. Last trip of year, absolute fun.

Work

First time campus recruitment

After 4 years out of college, I was in a campus (DTU) for recruiting engineers. Good first time experience :P

Focusing on DX along with UX

This year I shifted my partial focus from User experience (UX) to Developer experience (DX, self-invented term). DX means I work towards making life of developers easy in every aspect, whether its writing code or releasing it. That involves things like automating stuff and is a refreshing change for me.

BSP

We organized our first Bug squashing party at office. Quite a success I would say.

New office

Our product team at Wingify moved to a new office. New environment, new vibes, less distraction.

Hackathon

I made an app called Gamjeong along with Dheeraj at a hackathon we had at Wingify. It send you push notifications for tweets that match the keyword and sentiment you say.

Misc

Rubiks Cube

Beginning this year, I started solving rubiks cube. Apart from getting down from 5 minutes/solve to 50 seconds/solve, best thing was perseverance. I kept practicing it the whole year...probably because its too handly and I keep playing with it in buses, trains, boring weddings and where not :)

Started Cardistry

A month back I also started Cardistry and some basic sleight of hands tricks with cards. Its very interesting and exciting. Will post my first video on cardistry soon :)

New Car

Got a new car for my Dad :)

More gaming

Bought a PS3 and have started playing games again after a long gap. Good to be back!

Summary

I created a lot of open source stuff, travelled a lot (by my standards). As far as art and music is concerned, I wanted to do more.

For 2016 (in no order)

  • Create and release more amazing stuff, as usual. More on product side instead of small libraries.
  • Draw more often
  • Release some music pieces
  • Start a tech podcast
  • Travel to more places
  • Work towards making someone’s life better
  • Help bro with Prakriti