2011 has been an amazing year in which I ended up working on an exciting number of projects.  SharePoint has continued to be the hottest requested technology that I deal with.  At the same time Windows Phone 7 has put Microsoft back in the mobile market and I will be finishing off the year additionally writing for this platform.  At the same time the old standards of WinForms and ASP.NET have not left our market space.  Ultimately, the IT market is still on fire and I am looking forward to great things next year.

On another front, it was a great year for the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group that saw presentations on Functional Programming, Onion Architecture, SOLID, Scalable Internet Solutions, ORM Frameworks, Mobile Architecture, and Enterprise Architecture.  Our numbers have grown which has made the discussions in our meetings much more interesting.  I am looking forward to even more growth and more exciting topics in our third year.

PSC Group also continues to grow as I have now passed two years with this terrific group of IT Professionals.  I have been spending a fair amount of time interviewing perspective employees and helping to get new business opportunities started.  It really makes me glad to be part of this organization with amazing projects filled with top notch people.

In all, 2012 is looking like it is going to be very exciting.  The biggest challenge, as with all previous years, will be keeping up.  Here is hoping all of you have a great new year.