2013 in retrospective
As I started writting this, I felt guilty, in part because for me this is a classic way to bragging out about how cool you are, but after going into facts I think this helps me analyze about if those decisions I made in the past are having a positive impact in the people around me and in my working life.
In the beginning of the year, I had to work +13 hours per day as Android hacker due several projects running at the same time, so I decided to contact another programmer and work together full-time. Along with my best friend and the other hacker, we built a strong team focused in Android SDK and UI/UX.
We landed a deal with Google Mexico for UX and Android SDK consulting, and at the same time with my team we were able to bake 2 Android** apps for other apartments inside Google Mexico and a special project which we crafted in 5 days.
I attended Google IO 2013, where incidentally had the opportunity to meet Jessica Livingston. This was a major surprise for me, mostly because I’m a big fan of Y Combinator and the culture they promote. We ultimately got accepted at StartupSchool 2013 and got blessed of meet some more great people in the bay area.
On the final days of the year, we had the opportunity to work with a couple of passionate entrepreneurs, where we launched their Android app, and which was selected as one of the best Android apps in 2013 in Google Play.
Finally, this year i rejected job offers at Google, Pebble and many others less known companies, because I am very pleased by working with my team and decide where can make a meaningful impact. At the end of the day, time is very limited and we should be proud at what we do.
Thanks to Sandra Macias for reading drafts of this.