This year I will have spoken at least 14 events including 11 meetups and 3 conferences. Teaching is a huge passion of mine but I must admit I did have a secondary goal. That goal is of course to promote and sell copies of my most recent book, Advanced Microservices! After a presentation I pick a random member from the audience and give them a copy. When someone gets their name called their eyes usually light up and they get a big smile. Who doesn't love a free book! It's always a fun experience.
On a less professional note I traveled through Central Europe, visiting four countries along the way. I had an amazing time, met great people, tasted amazing food, and drank awesome beer. I can't wait to experience more great countries next year.
What next? Who knows. I haven't worked on enough side projects recently. Publishing a book on Node seems like a good choice. Keep an eye out, I'm sure whatever I do will end up in a blog post.