As Seth describes it…
“Yes, I know you’re a master of [whatever]…
But what have you shipped?
What have you done with your connection skills that has been worthy of criticism, that moved the dial and that changed the world?
Go, do that.”
So to close out 2010, Seth posted his list of what he shipped and asks that each of us do the same. “Doesn’t matter whether it was a hit or not, it just matters that you shipped it.”
- Launched my company, Digital Muse
- Became Evangelist Chick! Landed new job as Microsoft’s Evangelist for Startups
- Launched Hacker Chick Labs (facebook page)
- Presented Agile 2010 hands-on workshop: Better Story Testing thru Dev-Tester Pairing
- Presented at Agile Development Practices: Concurrent Testing Games: Devs & Testers Working Together
- Published code tutorials on The Code Project
- Video interviews with startups on Channel 9
- Created Boston SPIN newsletters with articles from amazing software peeps like Ed Yourdon (!)
- 1st ever Mobile Startup Weekend! Organized developer training on Windows Phone 7, iPhone, Android.
- Created video: Lean Startup 101 for Developers
- Presented Lean Startup 101 for Developers at Code Camp
- Organized MassChallenge-Code Camp Startup & Developer event to connect devs & startups
- Presented Lean Startup: How Development Looks Different at a Startup to ScrumClub
- Redesigned The Hacker Chick Blog
- Wrote A Hacker Chick’s Take on WordPress for Microsoft’s WordPress blog & a set of WordPress tutorials
- Spoke on a cross-industry success panel at the A-Ha! Social Media Summit.
- Blog posts on The Hacker Chick Blog, Microsoft BizSpark Blog, Ignition Showcase, and Startup Weekend
And notable mention to some truly awesome things I had the privilege & honor to participate in:
- Finalist for this year’s Gordon Pask Award (Agile Alliance award for contributions to the Agile practice that “others in the field should emulate”).
- Co-organizer of Boston’s Lean Startup Circle Meetups.
- Got to participate in Bill Warner’s Anything Goes Lab pilot as a participant & agile advisor.
- Helped out at two Startup Weekends, Shutup & Startup Weekend (for students), & sponsored MIT Startup Bootcamp.
- 500th event at Microsoft NERD!
2010 was clearly a year of inspiration and I owe so much of it to the amazing people I’ve met along the way. Thank you all!
In particular, I could never have done this without Jesse Liberty (Rockstar Silverlight Geek, got this silly Microsoft Evangelist idea in my head), Gus Weber (THE man at Microsoft NERD and my mentor at Microsoft, without whom I’d be completely lost), Bill Warner (founder of Anything Goes Lab, taught me to make this job my own), and Marc Nager & Clint Nelson (Startup Weekend’s co-founders, for teaching me awesome).
What did YOU ship in 2010?
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