01 Jan 2015
I’d like to share a little of what happened during 2014. I’ve been living in the US for two years now. Time flies!
This year I learned about two programming languages, R and Emacs Lisp. I’m still focusing on learning Haskell and functional programming as a long term goal. I still didn’t finish the Real World Haskell book.
I’ve completed three Coursera classes: Machine Learning, Mining Massive Data Sets and R Programming. Mining Massive Data Sets was by far the hardest and the most interesting. I learned a lot of new algorithms and paradigms. I blogged about one of those, the Page Rank Algorithm, but I also plan to study others like bloom filters in more depth. I also wrote about R Programming and Machine Learning classes.
I’ve started studying distributed programming, with the Paxos algorithm.
I finished reading Gödel, Escher and Bach from Douglas Hofstadter, which I thought was fantastic. It got me interested in Biology and Music Theory and I hope one day start studying them.
I tried to keep the frequency of monthly posts, but I missed March and September. The blog has 2 years and 24 posts.
Books: I want to read Code Complete, which is supposed to be a light read. For more technical books, I want to finish the Real World Haskell book and start Purely Functional Data Structures. If time allows it, I will try reading a book about distributed programming.
I will still try to keep posting once a month.
Things I wish to do is writing more code - I want to start more projects and contribute to open source - and also read more code: I often read books and blog posts, but rarely read open source code. My idea is to also post about code that I read.