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That is it. 2022 simply ended. Hello 2023. Joyful new yr.

What was happening in your life? (Curious to be taught extra!) Right here’s what was happening in mine. General, it was an uneventful however good yr.


Other than remodeling various book covers in spring, the primary skilled spotlight got here solely in June, when working with senior administration at LivePerson to fold my earlier workforce, Information Safety and Privateness, into the bigger unit, and serving to a distinct a part of the org begin a brand new effort and workforce round Developer Expertise. As this occurred throughout a difficult time for LivePerson, I used to be glad about being concerned within the respective choices, and excited concerning the work on LivePerson DX. (You discover LivePerson’s DX centerpiece at developers.liveperson.com.)

In September, I crammed in as an creator (versus reviewer), when the HTTP Archive’s Net Almanac’s Markup chapter turned out to be in danger. A often week-long endeavor spontaneously squeezed right into a weekend, I might produce an analysis of HTML-related data (in addition to a follow-up one). As I deem it each praise and duty to contribute to the Net Almanac, this was again a spotlight.

After a short professional bono stunt in October, after I helped make Christian Heilmann’s The Developer Advocacy Handbook obtainable as an ebook, it took till November to mark the following milestone—the discharge of the fourth title in my HTML guide collection, Improve Your HTML. (In contrast to most movie sequels, these sequels are all getting higher and higher!)

In December, then, I used my “infinite free time” for a merger of two of my net growth tasks, migrating UITest.com and all its web-based growth tools over to Frontend Dogma. Although I’m nonetheless fine-tuning the end result, I imagine this to be a win/win for everybody—the merger makes it simpler to each present and entry the respective articles and instruments.

The true spotlight, nonetheless, was within the works over the last quarter of 2022, manifesting solely now, within the new yr: my transfer to Miro. Whereas being dedicated to LivePerson and never actively trying, Miro was one of some firms I used to be open to talk with; and after nice conversations with management and workforce we appreciated the thought of working collectively. As such, beginning in the present day, I’m a Mironeer, as engineering supervisor for accessibility at Miro.


  • Mails despatched: 1,416 ↑ (LivePerson solely)
  • Code contributions made: >7,291 ↑ (on GitHub, and subsequently not counting contributions on GitLab and Bitbucket, in addition to LivePerson-internal repositories)
  • Articles discarded: 4 ↓
  • Articles printed: 39 ↗ (most of them on meiert.com)
  • Books learn: 74 → (discover the very best ones on my Goodreads profile)
  • Books printed: 1 ↘


The primary fascinating private information is from March, after I took some carried-over trip to journey to Latvia, nation #74 I’ve now visited.

In Might, I used to be relieved and excited that Werder ended a difficult season second, returning to the Bundesliga. (In Might I additionally joined a health club once more, which isn’t often my factor. They’re near my place, nonetheless, and have a heavy bag, which allowed me to lastly resume some Muay Thai routines.)

In June, Beatriz and I moved, one home down the highway, into a bigger and extra trendy house. Though skilled with shifting, I used to be somewhat shocked that such a transfer really means extra strolling—you do save distance and time in any other case spent with a automobile, however might find yourself with a bigger distance to cowl by foot. On one of many most important shifting days, every of us made greater than 20,000 steps—solely by strolling from one constructing to the opposite. (It was all value it, as we love our new place.)

Additionally in June, I left the SPD, to affix the Greens in August. As mentioned on Twitter (when it nonetheless contained oxygen), that was a no-drama selection. (I nonetheless want the SPD did extra about local weather change and Russian violence.)

In July we visited the documenta, one of many largest and positively one of the particular artwork exhibitions there are. I ponder why it took us so lengthy to go—though Kassel companies attempt to make a very good revenue of the occasion, I can extremely suggest going.

In September, we spent a few weeks on the Canary Islands, which is at all times a spotlight for us:

November topped off the yr by a week-long journey to Turkey (Istanbul), which was new to Beatriz, however meant a return to a metropolis to me by which I’ve by no means formally lived, however have spent a number of months total. That we arrived there simply hours after the terrorist attack on İstiklal, unfar from our resort, I shouldn’t point out.


  • Mails despatched: 2,797 ↘ (be aware: I work with electronic mail, and I ship emails to myself, too)
  • Pictures taken (saved): 1,500 ↗
  • Movies considered: 94 ↘ (finest: The Batman, Death on the Nile, and Dune; worst: Men)
  • Exercises executed: 81

❧ Uneventful, however good. That was 2022. Right here’s to 2023!

About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead and author. I’ve labored as a technical lead for firms like Google, I’m near W3C and WHATWG, and I write and assessment books for O’Reilly and Frontend Dogma. I really like attempting issues, not solely in net growth, but in addition in different areas like philosophy. Right here on meiert.com I share a few of my views and experiences.

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