Reflecting on 2016

I started this blog last year as a way to journal career relevant things, maybe some personal things, and mainly the work I do with Tableau. It has been a slow year in terms of blogging but a good year in terms of progression. Let’s see what I have accomplished this year, compare what I achieved last year and

Career Progression

  • Got promoted! Moved up two levels in my organization from an Intermediate Systems Developer to Manager, Branch Performance and Analytics!
  • Attended two conferences
    • Alteryx’s Inspire 2016 in San Diego, CA
    • Tablea Conference 2016 in Austin, TX
  • Upgraded my Tableau Desktop certification to the latest version, I’m now a Tableau Desktop 10 Qualified Associate¬†
  • Completed the Visual Graphic Design Fundamentals course from Shaw Academy

Fitness Progression

Throughout the year my fitness levels varied. Overall I made my best my best progress during the Grit 2016 program where I finished at 156 lbs and 18% bodyfat. However, at the moment of writing this I’m at 161 lbs and 19.7% bodyfat… Need more discipline!

  • Fastest 5k time: 44 min 57 sec (I was running with a friend, so had to stop a lot. Plus the terrain was quite brutal)

Favorite Music

These aren’t really my top tracks but ones that I’m obsessing over right now

  • Alessia Cara – Scars to your Beautiful (Luca Schreiner Remix)
  • The Chainsmokers – Setting Fires
  • Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

Favorite Movies

Another year that I didn’t spend much time watching movies… or UFC PPV events

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (I watched this 6 times in theaters!)
  • Doctor Strange
  • Jason Bourne

Worth mentioning:

  • Suicide Squad
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • Star Wars: Rogue One – Another deathstar movie…

Movies I missed: Star Trek Beyond, Pete’s Dragon, Independence Day: Resurgence, Sully, Passengers, Arrival

Great Moments

Got Alteryx at work!

Not-so-great Moments

Had to pay out of pocket to go to both conferences this year.


  • New York – Apr 2016
  • San Diego & Las Angeles – Jun 2016 (Alteryx Conference)
  • Montreal – Sep 2016 (MFW)
  • Austin – Nov 2016 (Tableau Conference)

New Acquisitions

  • New Camera Equipment! (picked up in June) \O/
    • Canon 5D Mk III
    • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
    • Zeiss EF 50mm f/1.4
  • Tenba 22″ backpack (November)


Overall 2016 was a good year for me. Lots of accomplishments and many good things happening. I am fortunate to have things go my way and all the hard work is paying off.

Plans for the future:
  • Participate more on the Tableau Community
    • Makeover Monday
    • Solve problems
    • Blog about the solution
  • Become Tableau Desktop 10 Certified Professional
  • Showcase my photography
    • Post pictures regularly on my Instagram and Facebook Albums
    • Create a Tumblr perhaps?
  • Showcase my graphic design work
  • Clean up my diet and fitness routine!
  • Read (and especially finish reading) more books
  • Bring Agile to my life

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