2016 Personal Challenges
Happy new year 2016.
Annually I challenged myself with some new skills and some targets. Few years ago, I challenged myself to learn Mandarin, because it is the most spoken language in Asia. Therefore, I took a Mandarin short course and also self-learning it via Youtube.
In 2016, I’ll give some challenges again for myself:
- Learning another programming language. The requirement is static typing, compiled to native code, and using different dialect from Lisp and C-based syntax. My choice will be OCaml, it is coming from ML (Meta Language) dialect. The target is I should deploy at least one production system which is written in OCaml.
- Learning Finnish. The target is hunting the northern lights from Lapland with my wife and communicating with Finnish people in Finland. The number 2 is the hardest, but challenges are needed to push me beyond the limit. I’ll write the progress here.