From Magic Shows to Marching Bands: A Busy 2022

From Magic Shows to Marching Bands: A Busy 2022

Hey there! It's hard to believe that it's already 2023. It seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2022, and now here we are at the start of a new year.

Looking back on last year, there's no denying it was great. In April, I joined Zoom. I love being a part of such a fantastic team. I also had the opportunity to watch my son learn the vibraphone and play with the high school marching band, which was a fantastic experience. The family even took a trip to Universal Studios, which was so much fun.

But perhaps the year's highlight was my first professional magic performance. I've always been interested in magic and have been practicing for years, but finally, being able to perform for a paying audience was a dream come true. It was a little nerve-wracking at first, but the reactions I got from the crowd made it all worth it.

In addition to that, I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at two conferences last year. It was an excellent opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with others, and I hope to have the chance to do more of that in the future.

As great as 2022 was, though, it went by fast, and now we are at the start of 2023. But I'm excited about all that this year has in store.

At Zoom, we've got some inspiring initiatives that will significantly impact developers' lives. I'm also working on a small project that has the potential to turn into something huge in the long term.

And on a personal level, my wife and I are planning a trip to Vegas, which we've wanted to do for a long time, and then later in the year to see Metallica. Who knows what other adventures and opportunities the year will bring?

One thing I'm committed to this year is producing more content. I've always enjoyed blogging and streaming, and I look forward to doing more in 2023. I'm also hoping to have the chance to give more talks and possibly even host some workshops.

Overall, I'm feeling pretty optimistic about the year ahead. Here's to an incredible 2023!