Recap of 2018

Hi Reader,

THANK YOU, for being with me in 2018. It was another good year due to your Support, Trust, and Love. Besides, you, I would like to thank my employer Infragistics and my boss Jason Beres that they gave me opportunities to contribute to developer community.

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In 2018, I wrote articles, delivered talks in small meetups or big conferences, organized conference of 400 developers.

In 2018, I mainly focused on JavaScript and Angular. I was able to do the following:

Organizing ng-India was a kind of learning yet motivating experience. Since this was first ever-Angular specific conference in India, I had my doubts. However, everything went as planned. We sold all 300 tickets in less than one month and was joined by speakers from all across India. From printing goodies, printing T-Shirts, doing social media, to receiving speakers at AirPort, to delivering two talks, I had fun in almost everything in ng-India.

See Photos of ng-India here

I must thank all sponsors, volunteers, and speakers of ng-India. Without them, it was never possible. A special thanks to Shivprasad Koirala  and   Questpond for their trust in ng-India. Yes, finally yet importantly a big thank to vibrant Angular community for all motivation.

I delivered 11 talks in 2018. To deliver these talks, I travelled to six Indian cities and a country Nepal. Out of 11 talks, five talks were in big conferences such as ng-India, ng-Nepal, Pune Developer Conference and five talks were kind of workshops hosted by me in various cities. I also did one webinar for ng-Frankfurt.

I wrote 28 articles mainly on Angular and JavaScript and wrote an Angular Essential E-Book. I hope, I was useful to you in 2018.

Also in 2018, I got Microsoft MVP Award, which was ninth MVP Award for me since 2010. I have been getting it every year since 2010. I also had opportunity to attend MVP Summit in Seattle.

If you are reading my blog since 2010 and wondering, how I look on 31 December 2018, below photo is taken today

 

With all happiness, I wish you Happy New Year 2019. Keep learning, writing, teaching, and implementing. I am very excited for 2019.  Happy Coding.

Thanks with Regards

Dhananjay Kumar

How I did in 2015?

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I procrastinate, hence this blog post is 12 days late. Nevertheless, I wish Happy New Year to each one of you. May you get best of the life in 2016. Many of us don’t like to read long stories and enjoy reading data in all possible ways. For data lovers here is the summary in a tabular form. However, I strongly request you to read the full story in your sweet time.

Where I was working

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My Work

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For me 2015 has been an ok year. Neither anything exceptional nor any fatal bad event did happen in 2015. I took 2015 on a day to day basis.

Did not enjoy as corporate Trainer

I started as a freelancer corporate trainer in January 2015 and could survived as a trainer merely for three months. It is a different kind of competition, trainer community, and vendor eco system. I did around 10 trainings in 3 months, however I realized that I don’t belong to there. I love to teach but certainly I am not a trainer. In three months, I did trainings for following clients-

  • Accenture
  • FactSet
  • Polaris Software

I will keep seeking opportunity to host workshop and teach developers, however not as so called corporate trainer. Life is too short to do the stuff you don’t enjoy, isn’t it?

Resumed as Developer Evangelist at Infragistics

I am a Developer Evangelist by instinct and aspired to enable developers all across the globe.

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It was April afternoon when I met inspiring Jaosn Beres in one of the posh Delhi hotel. We talked about my career aspirations, strong and weak points etc. During our conversation, Jason asked me – why don’t you represent Infragistics as an evangelist in developer community? He added, you work hard and I will make the path for you to become Infragistics global evangelist. It was an offer, I could not resist. I said YES then and there.

I was Telerik evangelist till April 2014. I confess, for a year I missed being an evangelist. Teaching developers, conducing workshops, hosting webinars, and moreover enabling developers to take right decisions on the products. Jaosn offer gave breath to dying evangelist in me.

I was once again DEVELOPER EVANGELIST of Infragistics starting April 2015. Being an evangelist from April to December for the developers,

  • I wrote 36 articles on various topics like AngularJS, JavaScript, MVC, AZURE
  • I hosted 9 free webinars
  • I delivered 11 talks in various conferences and user group events.

Find recording of all the webinars here

Read all the articles here

I love to be an evangelist, and I am been doing it once again. I will focus on web based products like Ignite UI. I look forward to add more values for Infragistics Developer community in 2016.

Community rocks

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With help of C-SHARPCORNER COMMUNITY and my personal blog, I have been teaching developers all across the country. I don’t charge to attend my workshops. A thousands of developers attend my workshop, sessions, and Infragistics day. In 2015, I focused mainly on Azure, AngularJS, JavaScript, MVC and Ignite UI.

  • I wrote 63 articles
  • I hosted 14 workshop/session
  • Hosted one session in Mathura village for school students

Looking Forward in 2016

I am very excited about 2016 and I am sure it is going be bigger and better. I look forward to add more values to Infragistics developer community as an Evangelist, to my blog readers by writing quality posts, and doing more sessions/workshop for C-sharpcorner chapter community.

I may become more ambitious also, and why to discard own Startup? 😉 Good luck everyone. Have a great 2016.