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Newsletter of AppForce1 - Issue #23

Newsletter of AppForce1 - Issue #23
By AppForce1 · Jeroen Leenarts • Issue #23 • View online
It has been a relaxing two weeks for me. My family and I went on a two week vacation to the resort Hof van Saksen. A very much kids focussed place. And it is true. If the kids are having fun, the parents are having fun. Lisa and Milan had so much fun stuff to do. And I must admit, I was the guy at the biggest water slide asking if I can hitch a ride on the tube with strangers. So much fun.
Also the resort has a business center with a nice spacious room for up to 250 people. Just the thought of ever organizing an event there… It would be a bit like Swift Island or AppBuildersCH I guess.
A second brain, for you, forever.
One of the things I have been struggling with a lot since my move into developer relations is feeling accomplished at the end of a week. With software development it was always very clear. I could look at lines of code, how many tickets I closed, a release that went out…
But with developer relations work, and especially since part of my job is leading two peers. It has been tough. I’ve had weeks where I would think “I did loads, but what did I actually accomplish?”
No more!
I decided to bite the bullet and setup a knowledge management system for me, with the specific aim of tracking accomplishements and personal results. I have always been a fan of note taking, provided I would actually do it. But now, with Obsidian I’ve created a little workflow revolving around a daily note and an aggregation of tasks from my notes… I worked in earnest with it for one day and I think I have created something that potentially can provide me with huge value. It is a little bit more involved than that. But my focus was to create something that is easy for me to work with during the day and at the end of week allowed me to look back at what I did. If this works out, I should probably do a video about this.

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