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