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Boone Putney

Software Development
Random Musings
Austin, Texas

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2014 In Review


In tribute to Fogus’ blog post, I’ve decided to do something similar outlining my 2014 and plans for the year to come.

Open Source Projects Published

Side projects started

  • Task Docket

Side projects finished

  • None

Businesses sold


Offspring born

One Son

Households moved


Blogs started

One. You’re here!

Favorite books read

Full list of books read and my thoughts here.

  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
  • Blackett’s War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare Warfare Paperback by Stephen Budiansky
  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

TV Series Watched

  • Sopranos - Thanks Amazon Prime! A classic for a reason. The series finale blew my mind. Well done.
  • Walking Dead - Becoming a little contrived at this point, but I like anything distopian.
  • Game of Thrones - Best series on TV right now.

Courses Taken

Ongoing education and development have always been important to me. This year I made an additional commitment to going back and studying the basics. I’ve been using Git, HTML, and CSS for years now, but by going back and studing base-level materials, I was able to learn from other people’s work flows, catch up on some recent developments, and referesh my own skills.

Programming Languages/Frameworks/Technologies/etc. used

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • Python
  • Django
  • Pelican
  • Ruby
  • Jekyll
  • Java
  • Scala
  • Octave
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • AWS [Amazon Web Services]
    • S3
    • EC2
    • CloudFront
    • Route 53
  • Heroku
  • NetSuite

Plans for 2015

  • Be a better open source community member. Publish & Contribute.
  • Average at least one blog post per week.
  • Complete at least one side-project.
  • Build one hardware based project up to functional state. Currently thinking something in the mobile/bluetooth/WiFi area.
  • Network more, especially in the local Austin startup scene.
  • Improve time management and planning. Start each day with set goals.