Jonathan Sumner Evans
Sumner Evans
Software Engineer at Automattic working on Beeper

2022 In Review

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This year was a good year. I’m going to list a few things that I’m thankful for, in no particular order.

I’m thankful for…

  • God’s goodness.
  • My family.
  • My friends.
  • My church.
  • Getting to ski with a bunch of friends in Utah at the beginning of the year.
  • My new apartment in Golden.
  • Getting to celebrate my sister’s graduation and wedding.
  • My great coworkers.
  • Getting to work on many interesting projects with great people at my job, including a really fun greenfield project to write a custom homeserver.
  • Getting to travel to many exotic locations for work retreats.
  • Getting to go to Berlin for the Matrix Community Summit and got to meet some awesome people and make new friends.
  • The opportunity to give my first ever presentations at a conference.
  • Getting to travel to see multiple friends.
  • My vacation in Lisbon and Paris, and all of the amazing people I met on the way.
  • The opportunity to teach CSCI 406 Algorithms and CSCI 400 Principles of Programming Languages.
  • Getting all 50 stars on this year’s Advent of Code
  • Passing my first midterm towards my 5th degree black belt while I was at ATA Worlds.
  • Being able to participate in training seminars and compete at ATA Worlds.
  • Passing my Level 3 Legacy Instructor certification test.

And so much more.

I’m excited to see what 2023 has in store!