Last week I was thinking about 2017, business and personal wise. Speaking, running, backpacking, being a IBM Champion and more….
Speaking in 2017
Last year I had the opportunity to speak at IBM Connect in San Francisco, IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas and Engage in Antwerp. I enjoyed it very much. Especially InterConnect was one of the highlights. A real big conference, lots of attendees. Learnt a lot new things from other IBM parts then ICS. Engage, organised by Theo and Hilde ( and team ) is always top notch. I am always happy to be there, as a speaker or attendee.
Projects in 2017
In 2017 I started at Rabobank as a Full Stack Developer in very nice team. We had a lot of fun, but also delivered some nice new features to the business. Technologies we used, Angular4, SpringBoot, Thymeleaf. But also some older technologies.
With Belsoft Collaboration we added some cool new features to the HR Assistant application. Added Document Conversion, but also multi language support. HR Assistant runs now on Domino and Bluemix. Deployed it at customer and made a few custom features for this customer.
Started in December with a former team member a totally new project. Technologies we will use, Spring Boot, Thymeleaf, Spring Security, MyBatis, Lombok, Docker and certainly more new goodies.
Holiday in 2017
During the summer I backpacked with my family through Indonesia, spent time on some bounty islands. Made a stopover in Singapore, which was a nice start and finish of the journey.
Sport in 2017
In did not that many sports in 2017 as wanted to. In the spring I had small knee problems. In the fall my health was not that stable. Fortunately I can commute every day on the bike to Rabobank.
In 2018 I will attending, may be speaking, IBM Think. The new all-in-one conference in Las Vegas in March. Looking forward to be back in Las Vegas and meet everyone. I also will run the 12K at the St Patricks Day Run.
This week I also submitted an abstract for Engage, this year on the s.s. Rotterdam in Rotterdam. I also found the courage to submit an abstract for Spring IO in Barcelona. About to move an XPages application to Spring Boot. What I learn and the challenges. As I am busy moving HR Assistant as a business case.
In 2018 I will continue to learn more of Spring Boot and all the nice extra’s Pivotal is offering.
It will be an interesting year, and looking forward to learn and share more.
2 thoughts on “Look back to 2017 and looking ahead”
It would be interesting to hear about the process of XPages to Spring Boot! Would you be keeping Domino as the backend?
Currently the data is already outside Domino in a Cloudant database.