2019 recap

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s time for a traditional recap post where I reflect on the best things that happened to me during the year.

My website

I started this website back in 2017 with an idea to share my knowledge and also document coding problems I solved in one way or another. This year I saw the biggest growth in terms of traffic. Back in January, I had 165 monthly visitors. Fast forward 12 months and at the moment I have 1600 visitors. That is 10x growth. I'm really proud of this and I'm planning to continue working on it next year.

 

gorannikolovski.com 2019 stats
gorannikolovski.com 2019 stats

My holiday in Egypt (May)

Back in May, my girlfriend and I went to Egypt to get some much-needed rest. We were in an amazing Hurghada city, where we enjoyed beautiful beaches and all-inclusive experience, but our trip to Egypt wouldn't be complete without visiting Luxor and Cairo. So, we booked trips and we didn't regret it. Seeing Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egyptian Museum, The Gold Mask of Tutankhamun and cruising the Nile River is not something you want to miss while visiting Egypt.

Goran Nikolovski Egypt 2019
Goran Nikolovski Egypt 2019

My new workplace (July)

I work for Studio Present and back in July, we moved to a completely new building - Digital Hive. The new building is really amazing and offers great working conditions. Also, it's just 3 minutes away from my home so that's an additional benefit.

That's me in the pic (not) giving a talk during the opening ceremony.

Goran Nikolovski Digital Hive Subotica
Goran Nikolovski Digital Hive Subotica

DrupalCamp Pannonia (August)

The second edition of DrupalCamp Pannonia was a great place to share ideas, make new friends and learn things. Also, for the first time, I gave a workshop with my dear colleague Bojan, so that was a completely new experience for me. Also, I finally met Balázs János in person. We worked together on solving a security issue in one of my Drupal 8 module. It's really nice when you meet your internet friends for the first time in real life.

DrupalCamp Pannonia 2019
DrupalCamp Pannonia 2019

My first DrupalCon (October)

Back in October, I visited DrupalCon in Amsterdam with my colleagues from Studio Present. Seeing so many Drupal developers in one place was a great and amazing experience. Four days of learning and meeting people were worth the trip to another part of Europe. As you can see in the pic we rented bikes and decided to cycle all around the city.

Goran Nikolovski at DrupalCon 2019
Goran Nikolovski at DrupalCon 2019

My Trips

In total, I visited 6 countries this year: Egypt (holiday), Romania (Drupal Dev Days), Slovenia (team building), Austria (holiday), the Netherlands (DrupalCon) and Czech Republic (holiday). Some interesting pics:

Egypt 2019
Egypt 2019
Salina Turda 2019
Salina Turda 2019
Perkmandeljc Slovenia 2019
Perkmandeljc Slovenia 2019
Terror bird - Vienna natural history museum
Terror bird - Vienna natural history museum
Amsterdam 2019
Amsterdam 2019
Prague 2019
Prague 2019