2016 Year in Review

Jan 02, 2017

My year was marked by intensity! Like most of the United States, 2016 had me bodied. It wasn't all bad though, it was more a year requiring accelerated growth.

2016

My year was marked by intensity! Like most of the United States, 2016 had me bodied. It wasn’t all bad though, it was more a year requiring accelerated growth. Here is my year in review. Looking back, I hope you also had a productive year. Happy New Year.

Highlights of 2016

I kicked the year off with with hosting a Nigerian’s women in tech dinner at Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

I participated in UC Berkeley’s doctoral commencement putting the final flourish on an intellectual coming of age experience.

I wrote a novella, Sometimes in October.

I wrote 11 blog articles on the omojumiller.com blog.

I transitioned into a career in Data Science.

I attended the Whitehouse South By South Lawn festival.

I saw Solange Knowles in a small venue.

I attended my first high society, high fashion dinner; which was in honor of the Nigerian designer Maki Oh.

I saw Carlos Santana and A. R. Rahman in concert.

I got to celebrate both my mother and father’s 70th and 80th birthdays respectively.

I read 19 books

  • The Fledgling, Octavia E. Butler
  • Living Colony, Tananarive Due
  • The Living Blood, Tananarive Due
  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Lola Shoneyin
  • Queen Sugar, Natalie Baszile
  • Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
  • Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, Deepak Chopra
  • The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav
  • Statistics, Freedman, Pisani and Purves
  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed, Ray Kurzweil
  • Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking, Provost and Fawcett
  • Known and Strange Things, Teju Cole
  • Voices in the Mirror: An Autobiography, Gordon Parks
  • Swimming Across: A Memoir, Andy Grove
  • The Red Notice, Bill Browder
  • The Undoing Project, Michael Lewis
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Peter Theil
  • The Martian, Andy Weir
  • Tribe, Sebastian Junger