I ended 2017 with becoming an official Ubuntu member. Getting my membership was something I wanted to do for a while; the hardest part of which was getting my application all together. I recommend it to anyone who has contributed to Ubuntu for an extended period of time and is still not a member. For folks looking for an open source project to contribute to, have a favorite software that you would like to package up, or interested in other areas like testing or translations I also suggest getting involved!
Along with the new year, I migrated my blog from Jekyll to Hugo. This year I hope to have more posts about topics I am working on and side projects I am spending time on.
Onward and upward to 2018! Happy New Year!