Yagiz Nizipli
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Recap 2023 - The year of hard work and new beginnings

Recap 2023 - The year of hard work and new beginnings
Speaking about Ada URL parser at NodeConf.eu 2023

It's been a really long year. I've had a lot of ups and downs, but I'm glad I've made it through. I'm looking forward to the next year, and I hope it's a good one. For the people interested about what I've been up to this year, here's a recap of what I've been up to.

Personal Life

2023 was a really exciting year for me, and my family:

  • I became a father, and had a daughter named Ada.
  • We moved to New Jersey and finally abandoned Manhattan and city lifestyle.
  • We got our green cards, and we're now permanent residents of the United States.

From Rust to Parenthood: Yagiz Nizipli's Journey

Here's an interview I did with Nearform about my journey through Node.js, URL parsing, and personal growth.

From Rust to Parenthood: Yagiz Nizipli's Journey through Node.js, URL Parsing, and Personal Growth

Work

I've made an exciting career change and started working on developer tooling. This career change made me realize how much I love working on developer tooling, and how much I missed it. I'm really excited about the future, and I'm looking forward to working on developer tooling for the foreseeable future.

I've changed jobs this year. Until November 20, I was working at Noonlight as a Senior Software Engineer. Currently I'm working at Sentry working on error tracking & performance.

Open-Source

This is the year I've spent most of my time coding and contributing to Node.js. Every project I've worked on has been open source, and had the goal of improving the Node.js performance.

2023 Github Contributions

What's next?

I've spent 2023 working on Node.js, and giving back to the community. I'm planning to continue working on Node.js, and developer tooling in 2024. Here are my new year's resolutions:

Work

I'll be focusing on improving my Rust skills and improve my expertise in developer tooling and error tracking. Specifically, I'll be working on Sentry's performance and error tracking products. My goal is to improve my knowledge on Rust and C++ performance. I'll try to learn more and apply my findings to Sentry's performance and error tracking products.

Open-Source

2023 was a year of ups and downs. Especially in the open-source world. I've spent this year creating an initiative and influence over the ecosystem to improve Node.js performance. I've spent a lot of time and energy on this, and I'm glad I've made it through. I'm really proud of what I've accomplished, but I'm also exhausted.

I think it's time for me to take a step back from Node.js performance and focus on other things. I'll continue my work on Node.js Technical Steering Committee, but I'll take less responsibility starting by finding a new chair for the Node.js performance team bi-weekly meetings.

On top of that, I'll be working on a high-performance project similar to Ada URL with Daniel Lemire.

Thank you

I'd like to thank Matteo Collina, James Snell, Daniel Lemire, Anna Henningsen, and the entire Node.js community for their support and guidance. I'd also like to thank my wife for her support and patience. And most importantly, I'd like to thank my daughter Ada for being the best thing that happened to me in 2023.

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