2013 in pictures – Rob Allen's DevNotes
As 2013 finishes, I continue my tradition of showing off some photos that recap my year. Last year I discovered that I didn't take many photos at all, so this year I've published at least one photo every day! A lot of them were rubbish, but a good number are shots that I'm very pleased with. I've done this recap in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
It rained in January. I liked this picture of Worcester racecourse:
January also saw me visiting Belgium for the PHPBenelux conference, where I took a very good picture of Chris Hartjes:
February was a quiet month, with the highlight of visiting our friend in Swansea. There was also a history event in Worcester which the kids enjoyed:
We had snow in March which seemed a little late in the year. Also, Tornado came to Worcester, so I got a photo!
I started Nineteen Feet in April. This was the month when creating paper models of Minecraft items became a thing in our household:
in May, I returned to the excellent php[tek] conference where we celebrated Liam's birthday:
By June I realised that I really need a desk as I was now working full time at home!
In August, we go on holiday and this year we went to Devon. It was surprisingly warm who was nice. The highlight was a trip to the aquarium, but I also got to go on a train!
September was the start of a busy traveling time for me. In September, I went to pfCongres followed by a trip to Colombia to consult for a client. I particularly liked Michelle's talk on open source:
In October, I spoke at the fantastic PHPNW conference. During the hackathon the new version of joind.in's Android app was released by Rich. The talks were really good as usual and I was not the only one who paid attention in Ross' talk on models:
I visited Colombia for a followup visit with my client which was great fun. The team introduced me to Aguardiente:
My company also did well enough to allow me to purchase a new retina MacBook Pro and monitor which arrived in the last few days to round off a very good year!