Looking back 2012 with Photos

This is a translation of my Japanese post that I published on December 31st. Some of external links are written in Japanese – try Google Translate or Chrome in-browser translation if you’re curious 🙂


In 2011 I posted my year in review based on some numbers. I thought about doing the same but decided not to, because 1) my coworker shared a good article on setting goals which made me think, and 2) I can participate in Weekly Photo Challenge by using photos instead of numbers.

Work and WordPress

At work, I started working on translation project management this year. The new challenge sometimes feels overwhelming but I want to keep trying hard.

I got to visit Seoul, Singapore and Manila this year for WordPress events.  It was great to have a chance to meet a lot of core people in those communities and understand them a bit more.

WordCamp フィリピンでのピザ早食い大会
WordCamp Philippines pizza eating contest

In Japan, I went and spoke at WordPress events in Hokkaido, Kagoshima, Nagoya, Tokyo, Okinawa, and Osaka. It has been great to see local WordPress communities grow even stronger both online and offline. I was also invited to spoke at events discussing this new work style in Tokyo and Okinawa. It’s exciting to see increased attention to distributed team structure in Japan recently. Continue reading “Looking back 2012 with Photos”