We are nearing the end of 2014 and the start of 2015 so I figured it was the time to look back at what I did in the past 12 months. I have a bunch of stats which may be of interest, but of course also on a more personal level 2014 was a hectic year so lets start with that.
In 2014 from a more personal point of view:
- Joined the VMware Foundation on a life changing trip to Vietnam. 2 weeks in Vietnam helping the great (and inspiring) folks of Orphan Impact. I was happy that I was able to contribute in some way, and very happy with all the kind readers who decided to donate to Orphan Impact, it really does matter!
- Was part of the product team that made VMware EVO:RAIL happen. What a journey… Had never been part of a product team, and seeing something growing from just an idea on a whiteboard to a full blown product and seeing it launched is a great experience
- Was promoted to Chief Technologist. Very honoured and humbled. What an insane journey the last 7 years at VMware, starting in PSO as a senior consultant, who would have thought.
- Joined the VMware Office of CTO. Long dream to join this team of super heroes.
- Co-authored “Essential Virtual SAN”, published through VMware Press and went to China for a book signing with a crazy long queue of people waiting.
Needless to say, but 2014 was hectic and life changing in many ways for me. But what about the stats?
- Published 143 new articles, bringing it to a total of 1810 posts (including this one)
- My 5 top referrers:
- Visitors came from 224 countries with the US leading by large (6x more than the UK and India)
- I had 3 major contributors in terms of comments, thanks John Nicholson / Forbsy and James Hess!
- My top visited page was the Virtual SAN page
- My top article was the EVO:RAIL Introduction article, but all VSAN articles score extremely high
- Visitor traffic grew with 20%
Also from a stats perspective 2014 was a great year. I am hoping 2015 will be even better, and I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!