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Goals for next three years

I have decided that if I can accomplish one of the following things within the next three years, I have done something special:
- Author a whitepaper
- Start an open-source project with other contributors
- Speak at a (somewhat important) conference on software

I plan to accomplish this by doing a few different things:
- Read and write a lot of code!
- Read and study online and printed software novels, particularly the Head-First, Fowler, or O'Reilly series of materials
- Subscribe and receive emails of tech articles (I already subscribe to TechRepublic)
- Active use of Twitter and Linkedin
- Making use of software community message boards

Of course, additional suggestions/comments are all welcome.


  1. I'm wondering why you want to start an open-source project. Would being an early member of a project team be close enough? I'm sure there is at least one project out there that would tickle your fancy.

  2. A fledgling project seems intriguing. If you have any, let me know. This is mainly to allow me to apply my effort to something potentially useful in industry.

    I was also thinking of something like working to enhance NS2 ( or NS3 (, but an early project wouldn't be bad also.


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