We got back from England almost exactly a year ago. It took us six months to find a house and another three to do renovations, but we moved in mid-October and are just wrapping up a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.
My mum moved out of the house I grew up in April, 48 years after moving in, and we gave away the last of my dad's books.
I resigned from my position as Director of Instructor Training for Software Carpentry. I start my new position with Shopify in February 2017. I did this in part because Software Carpentry's instructor training course is finally in reusable form, and 15 people are now qualified to teach it.
Thinking about this, about what I didn't learn in my CS degree, and about all of the political catastrophes of 2016 spurred me to kick off a book about stuff that actually matters. We're also going to try to organize another Teaching Tech Together summit, and a couple of other things are brewing as well.
I tore my rotator cuff in a fall in January, which left me unable to exercise for most of the year.
I read a few good books, including Jahren's Lab Girl, Brown's Building Powerful Community Organizations, and Jemisin's The Fifth Season. I also played a few good games: Eight-Minute Empire and Castle Panic were the most fun, but there was a whole lot of Uno going on in this house as well, and my daughter now knows not to draw to an inside straight when playing poker.
I made progress on the book I'm writing for my daughter, but didn't finish it in time for Christmas. I didn't finish rewriting this one or this one, but I did run a writing class at my daughter's school, which was a lot of fun.