Couple days late, but I’m just now somewhere I can do my weeknotes. The week before I was taken out by a particularly viscious/viscous cold and spent a majority of my time in bed.
This week was our company all-hands and had us all down in Santa Cruz for a couple nights and doing stuff back in SF for the rest.
It was really good fun and actually a really good way to start the working year off. I ate a lot, drank, and stayed up too many nights so I’m very grateful that tomorrow (Monday, MLK) is a day off for us.
I got to meet a lot of my product team face to face for the first time, as well, so that was pretty rad.
I also started Japanese lessons this week. I’m taking Beginning 2 at the Japan Society and needless to say I am RUSTY (I last took a Japanese class in 2004) and the first class was brutal (it was a review class to see what we knew and blimey…). I’ve got homework for next week and I think I’ll be OK. Ikebana classes have started back up so I’ll have somewhere to practice.
Things I’ve learned this week:
- It’s important to clarify with your boss who is giving the company roadmap talk multiple times before the scheduled session.
- I’m capable of making a slide deck in 10 minutes and giving an ad-libbed roadmap talk.