My 2013 Projects


So, I like that Scott Lowe created a project list and shared with us the readers of his blog his progress throughout the year and a final update. It was a pretty balanced list which included some tech stuff and learning German. I decided to create a similar list of Goals for 2013 as they were in my noodle to begin with. I promise to update you guys on my efforts and hopefully be as transparent with you as Scott has been with us.

2013 Goals

  1. Run 1500 miles – More so than most people, I have to maintain a healthy weight to stay off medication. I’ve found over the years that the only effective way has been to run. It’s going to be a combination of treadmill and outdoor running (hey I live in Chicago). You can track my progress via RunKeeper here
  2. Obtain my PMP – I have a Masters in IT Project Management and I might as well
  3. Renew my CCNA – I don’t do much networking any more but it expires in March and the knowledge comes in handy
  4. Read the Entire Bible – One of the every year goals
  5. Learn to Speak Spanish – Paid a lot of money for Rossetta Stone a few years ago. It’s about time I put it to use
  6. Become proficient in Linux – I’ve avoided this since 1999. I don’t think I can continue to put it off

I think the learning to speak Spanish goal might be a little tough. I’ve attempted it before and it’s just difficult. I actually wrote a paper on it for school. I might just dig it up to remind me of some of my lessons learned (See how I brought the project management thing into it). That being said, a friend of mine has recommended that I check out the UK Language Project Leeds, as their one to one Spanish lessons could be just what I need to finally master the language. Watch this space. The certifications are relatively low hanging fruit but I feel the other 3 goals are pretty tough and should really challenge me. At the end of the year I have to be able to look back on this list and at list be able to present it to my parents without worries of getting disciplined 🙂

What are some of your Goals for 2013?

Published by Keith Townsend

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3 thoughts on “My 2013 Projects

  1. Here is one of the things I want to do in the near future: Figure out how we’ll implement fully automate system to go from bare metal machines with IPMI and PXE to fully dynamic highly available on-demand virtualisation platform. This might turn out to be OpenStack on OpenStack, I don’t know yet. But probably Ceph for storage and OpenStack for Cloud/Virtualisation.

    And my sport is cycling, so do more of that. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing I’ve got two main goal the first is like yours run more and the second is to present more at tech conferences particularly about my new favorite software Kapow Katalyst .

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