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Year in review 2017

2017 is over. Was it successful for me? Definitely! Probably one of the best years of my life. Why? Here is the list of things which I’m really proud of:


  • Finished AI Nanodegree classes. I’m still at the beginning of AI-professional journey, but more than a half-year learning showed me how many exciting things are still waiting to be discovered. I also started using my learnings here and there in my professional career. Can’t wait to extend this experience in 2018.

  • Started using two new programming languages in professional work and open-source projects: Python and Node.js/JavaScript.
  • More and more leadership experience and learnings. Working out my own patterns in this area.
  • Shared some open source. Much less than in 2016 (big part of 2017 was consumed by AI learnings):
  • Visited Google campus and Google I/O conference in California, US
  • Still doing my best as a Head of mobile development at Azimo
  • I wrote 27 articles on my blog/medium. Most of them are professional, including a couple in new category – Artificial IntelligenceΒ πŸ€–.Β Besides personal space, my articles were published in Chatbots Magazine, Machine Learnings, ProAndroidDev, and AzimoLabs.


  • I have married a wonderful woman! πŸ‘°Β πŸ€΅

  • Visited 30+ new cities, venues, big events (πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡°). Everything documented on my Instagram profile.
  • Tried wakeboard, my third board after skateboard and snowboard.
  • Kept sport as an integral part of my life: walking, biking, swimming, running, gym, snowboard. 10k steps daily goal achieved during big part of a year!
  • Got the first peak on my feet. Kasprowy Wierch, elevation:Β 1,987m.

These and many more small wins, achieved alone or together with my wife, made my 2017 really exciting. Can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring!

Same place, 1 year later. Was 2017 the same like 2016? It was even better!I learned more than ever before.I defeated…

Gepostet von Mirek Stanek am Sonntag, 31. Dezember 2017




By Mirek Stanek

Head of Mobile Development at Azimo. Artificial Intelligence adept πŸ€–. I dream big and do the code ✨.

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