03 January 2015

2014 in Review

Another year has passed. After realising how much I enjoyed writing my 2013 post I did this time last year I’ve decided to do it again for this past year.

I don’t keep a diary, never have. Although I decided to try something different this year; I decided to take a picture everyday and post it to my Instagram account. This proved challenging at times, and took a bit of getting used to but I’ve found it later insightful as to how I spend my time! (Many days it was easy to take a picture of food, but hey, eating is important for survival!) Check out my instagram feed here

Here’s my random highlights from the year:

  • January

    • Released initial version of Sales app
    • Researched the parts required and built a custom Quadrocopter.
  • February

    • Went to the Wellington Sevens (a massive fancy dress party/sports event that everyone in Wellington appears to partake in)
    • Moved into flat #3, another place in Mt Victoria, Wellington.
    • Started using my flatmates guitar to learn the basic chords.
    • Broke and fixed my quadrocopter multiple times
    • Released my first Cocoapod, Hoist
  • March

    • My LIFX arrived; buy one, they’re amazing.
    • Released an update to Tides US
  • April

    • Went to Fiji for a week with the PaperKite team
    • Learned the basics of Rails
    • Spoke about Kanji Cut at the iOS dev meetup (a game me and @olibridgman started to make)
  • May

    • Went to Sydney for 2 days
  • June

    • Successfully launched the new version of the All Blacks app. Monitored the backend intensely.
  • July

    • Purchased a Boss RC-30 Loop Pedal + my own acoustic/electric guitar + amp.
  • September

    • Turned 22.
    • Went to the UK for 2 weeks.
  • October

    • Got an iPhone 6.
  • December

    • Spent Christmas and New Year in Auckland for the last 2 weeks of the year.

Here’s to 2015!

Will Townsend

Hey 👋 I'm Will Townsend, I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have any questions you can contact me on Mastodon and maybe Twitter, cheers!