Apr.
23
2017

2017 Week 16 Review

How the two weeks went overall: They were stressful.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I still haven't finished the scripts for all of the videos in "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

One thing that went well: My family and I had a great visit with my parents for my father's 75th birthday.

Plans for the coming week: Complete the remaining scripts and shoot the final videos.

Apr.
09
2017

2017 Week 14 Review

How the week went overall: It was a good week. I was fairly productive.

One thing that did not go according to plan: We got a lot of water leaking into our basement on Wednesday afternoon and I had to spend hours cleaning up the mess.

One thing that went well: Many things went well! The content editor and the technical reviewer approved my final outline for "Mastering Drupal 8 Development." I attended MidCamp 2017. I completed my taxes.

Plans for the coming week: I want to complete the final scripts for all of the videos in the course.

Apr.
02
2017

2017 Week 13 Review

How the week went overall: I'm going to call it a good week.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I didn't finish the revised outline for "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

One thing that went well: I did accomplish many things, both related to the course directly and things that were not directly related to it.

Plans for the coming week: I have already made a commitment to the Content Editor at Packt to have the final outline completed by early this week.

Mar.
26
2017

2017 Week 12 Review

How the week went overall: It was a mixed bag.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I did not finish compiling my punch list for "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

One thing that went well: I made a lot of progress on projects outside of the course.

Plans for the coming week: Finish watching through the rest of the vidoes to compile the rest of the punch list. Revise the outline for the course.

Mar.
19
2017

2017 Week 11 Review

How the week went overall: It was fair.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I felt like I could have been more productive.

One thing that went well: I finished the Appendix section and the rest of the "rough cut" videos for "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Plans for the coming week: Compile the feedback and reach agreement with my collaborators on how to address issues, suggestions, etc; begin work on the next cut (which I hope will be the final cut) on videos.

Mar.
12
2017

2017 Week 10 Review

How the week went overall: It was good.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I did not create any videos for the Appendix section.

One thing that went well: I wrote the custom module and completed the slides for my OOP, Design Patterns and Drupal 8 presentation.

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Appendix section of "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Mar.
05
2017

2017 Week 9 Review

How the week went overall: It was challenging.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I did not finish the testing section.

One thing that went well: I was able to get some help from a couple of member's of the Drupal community. Thanks to Sascha Grossenbacher (berdir) and Jonathan Hedstrom (jhedstrom)!

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Testing section and begin creating videos for the Appendix section of "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Feb.
25
2017

2017 Week 8 Review

How the week went overall: It was good.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I didn't come close to finishing the testing section.

One thing that went well: I persisted in coming up with solutions to all the challenges I encountered.

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Testing section of "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Feb.
19
2017

2017 Week 7 Review

How the week went overall: It was an excellent week!

One thing that did not go according to plan: I lost a bit of momentum (on Wednesday?)

One thing that went well: I finished two sections of the "Mastering Drupal 8 Development" course!

Plans for the coming week: Learn about Unit and Functional testing with a goal of writing and executing all the tests and creating the Testing section of the course.

Feb.
14
2017

That's what I'm talking about!

Yes! I just submitted the last video in the Web Services section of my "Mastering Drupal 8 Development" course. I'm planning to move into the "Creating a Custom Theme" section next.

I'm so glad that I persisted on Sunday afternoon to figure out the issue that was holding me hostage. My accomplishments on Sunday set me up well to keep on rolling on Monday and today I just kept on charging ahead.

Now I've just got to keep up the momentum the rest of this week :) I've still lots of time left to complete more of the course.