Today marks 2 years into my time at Telstra , and it’s really zipped along.
I even got inspired to get a “simpsons-style” cartoon of me – the orange hat is a nice touch I think.
The last couple of these types of posts I’ve done have included a bit of a recap – 12 Months In & 546 Days so I will spare the look back, suffice to say a fair bit of stuff got done – some visible such as T.DEV , speaker at I ♥ APIS in San Jose, sponsor at Web Directions 2015, judge at Hackfood, author on Telstra Exchange; and some not so, but just as important!!
I also made a a video to be used for internal training – here’s sneak peak
Oh, and I’ve had 23 trips to Sydney over these past 2 years. Yes, I did the maths.
OK then, so there are a few things coming up that I am looking forward to…
- Above All Human – I missed it last year, so I am keen to attend this year.
- Muru-D Sydney Class 3 – I was at the recent boot camp helping some of these startups get ready and I cant wait to see what they produce!!
- API Days Australia in Melbourne, March 1 & 2, with a host of great speakers
What else? There’s a few other things, but I’ll keep’em under my hat for the time being. It revolves around how developers took over the world and how we can respond to that.
And did i mentioned I’ve had 23 trips to Sydney !!
Today marks 18 months I’ve been at Telstra. Feels just like the other day I posted about 12 Months In
The last 18 months is best summed up like this – the first 6 months was spent working on the API strategy, the next 6 months was to sell the strategy, and the last 6 months to implement. So we now find ourselves at the start of the next phase.
- Telstra opens first public API to developers
- #I ♥ APIS
- The rise of API-ification within the Australian and New Zealand startup ecosystem
- Inside Telstra’s shift to an ‘API first’ culture
So, as I had said earlier, we’re now at the start of the next phase. The developer portal is open. We have a few public APIs, and we’ve have had great community support, with blog posts, articles, and code samples.
- Sending SMS Through PowerShell with Telstra’s New API
- Telstra SMS API, python and git
- Using Telstra API to send SMS in ASP.NET
- Pun-a-day service
- SDKS.IO Telstra SMS (AUS)
- Using The Telstra SMS API With Zabbix
- the group I joined changed names from GAP to TSG
- got to meet some wonderful folks at muru-d
- helped out with the pilot for codeclub australia
- met a bunch of passionate API folks
- went to SF for the I ♥ APIs 2014 conference
- created the #stickercolumn
- was a guest on the 100th edition of the franklyspeaking podcast
- spent time with lots of API platform vendors – which has been strange for me, as I spent such a long time with a technology vendor
- got to work with a bunch of really smart people
- plus a bunch of other stuff that has made the past 12 months zoom by!
Enough looking back – time to look forward. Onward to the next 12.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 22 trips to carry that many people.
My fitbit #Fitstats_AU for 12/29/2014: 6,592 steps and 4.8 km traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/229VLQ
My fitbit #Fitstats_AU for 12/28/2014: 5,224 steps and 3.7 km traveled. http://www.fitbit.com/user/229VLQ