My 2020 In Review: Staying Strong


Hey everyone! I’m excited to share with you my year end review for 2020.

2020 has been about staying strong mentally! πŸ˜ƒ

I’m glad to say that whilst 2020 might have been a tough year, I was able to achieve things I am proud of πŸ’ͺ.

I’m excited at what 2021 is going to bring.

Philippians 4:8:

  • In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honourable.

Personal Development

What an amazing course!

I enjoyed every bit of it, made new friends, improved the quality of my network and started on the path to becoming a CTO.

Some feedback from my fellow soji’s that made me happy

“Very cleaver, can solve every computer problem and clearly a deep thinker”

“Thanks for sharing all your knowledge in class & on slack!"

“Edi - I’ll definitely miss, we’ve had a great time and a few laughs in the break out rooms."


  • Improved Communication
  • Did a lot of DIY
  • Joined CTO Community
  • Mentored more Test Engineers, learnt alot about myself in the process


Was surprised to see my first attempt at blogging did good for the community. πŸ’ͺ

Speaking and Coaching

  • Guest lecturer, teaching students introduction to Test automation.
  • Conducted business seminar for a Charity in Colchester (before Covid-19 πŸ˜‰).
  • Coached few testers into leadership roles.

Open Source

  • The Selenium core team accepted 4 of my Pull requests πŸ₯³

Pull requests

  • I got featured by Kong Inc for writing an Insomnia plugin to prevent storing password in plain text.

2021: What’s the Plan?

  • Help more engineers become better communicators
  • Continue on my CTO path
  • Eat more healthy food
  • Exercise more
  • Take more technology leadership courses
  • Start a foundation
  • Revive the project - Empowering Children with Confidence, Communication and Computing Skills.

Thank you so much for sticking around. πŸ™‡β€πŸ™

Look forward to connecting with and learning from you in this new year! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ‘πŸ€—

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