August 30, 2011

One Year

I started at Mozilla a year ago today. It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve months already. Indulge me, if you will, as I take a quick self-centered trip down memory lane.

New Technologies

When I was hired, I was a PHP developer on Windows. Pretty much every language and tool we use here was brand new to me. I even wrote a Firefox extension!

  • Python from PHP
  • Django from CodeIgniter
  • OSX from Windows
  • Git from SVN
  • Github from private repos
  • Vim from Netbeans
  • LESS from plain CSS
  • Command-line from GUIs upon GUIs
  • Nose (Unit Testing) from, uh, not writing tests

In hindsight, I cannot believe I worked with most of these technologies for so long. PHP? Windows? SVN? I’ll never go back.

By The Numbers

After all, nothing says mushy quite like a quantitative look at the past 365 days.

  • 295 bugs closed in AMO
  • 447 git commits
  • 30,298 lines of code added
  • 10,443 lines of code deleted
  • 16 git repositories contributed to

It’s been a great year. I’ve had the opportunity to work with brilliant people on awesome projects. I can’t imagine a place I’d rather be.

That’s enough reminiscing for now, though. There’s code to be written. Time to get started on year two.

About Gregory Koberger

I'm a freelance developer and designer, formerly of Mozilla. I talk a lot about web development, technology and user experience — sometimes on my blog but mostly on Twitter.

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