My 2020 Tech Radar

Every year, I like to set goals for myself to help me focus on new things that I want to learn or adopt throughout the year. I typically model my goals on a layout similar to the ThoughWorks Radar that is published every quarter. The three main categories that I've used in my tech radar are:

With that general framework in mind, the goals I've come up with for 2020 are:

The overall theme for this year is exploring new ways of working. I just felt frustrated in 2019 when it came to supporting large, complex code based with a team of distributed employees. The focus on tooling with stronger type systems along with verification is a step in that direction. The other big theme is a return to systems programming, a topic I was fascinated with during my undergrad time. My focus on web technologies has been a solid career move but one I feel less passion for.