2016 Year in Review

2016 Year in Review

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As 2016 has come to an end, I would like to write a post reviewing my year and keep this as an habit.

2016 was a year full of new things, at the very beginning of the year I started my blog, the place where I'm writing this post now. I've been doing a lot of Open Source and learning new things everyday. Also I have met a lot of new people, which some of them have made an impact in my daily life.


I've introduced a new habit of running (3-4 days per week) πŸƒ to maintain a healthy life. Also this helps me to refresh and clear my mind when I'm a stressed out πŸ”₯. Doing sports activity it's now a must for me.

Open Source

Open Source projects built in 2016:

  • gitmoji: An emoji guide for your commit messages. 😜
  • gitmoji-cli: A gitmoji interactive client for using emojis on commits. πŸ’»
  • carloscuesta.me: Carlos Cuesta personal website. 🌍
  • hyper-materialshell: A material design theme for Hyper based on materialshell. ✨

I'm very happy with gitmoji, a project that has become popular on GitHub (was one of the first trending GitHub repositories for a few days ✌️) and people found it useful for their own projects. Now having more than +1300 ⭐️.

Creating a popular Open Source project to experience the contributions, issues and pull requests was one of the main goals for the year! πŸ’ͺ

Even though it's not a big list, I've been maintaining all the previous projects created in 2015. In total I've made 847 contributions in 2016.


This year I've visited the city of Stockholm πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ for Christmas and I absolutely loved it! 😍. Such a beautiful city to stay and live I would say. I will be going into Stockholm again in summer β˜€οΈ. Probably I'll be making a blog post to share some photos and thoughts.

The future

For 2017 I want to do more things that make me happy:

  • Drive more often and do road trips.
  • Write more articles.
  • Learn new things and technologies.
  • Travel to discover new places.
  • Create a lot of Open Source projects.

Can not wait for 2017! Let's go for it 😎

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