2008: a recap

Well, 2008 has been quite a ride, to say the least!

Of course, the highlight of this year was the arrival of baby Guillaume. As you can imagine, Cécile and I are very happy and parenthood is definitely a life-changing experience – on more than one level!
Guillaume is very healthy and making very proud. Of course everything he experiences is new and, in a way, it’s new to us as well 😉

I actually thought I had lost the ability to be amazed at anything, what with the Internet and information overload. I found it refreshing that my son was able to prove me wrong!

Also, we got two sets of newly retired grandparents to start worshipping Guillaume 😉

Professionally speaking, it’s been a great year, with loads of challenging projects and interesting clients. I am very much present on the web analytics evangelization scene in France and I received unexpected attention and recognition as a WA expert and thought leader in France. Now that I got used to this, I intend to kick said evangelisation efforts up a notch. More on that topic soon 😉

Joining the LBi Group definitely spiced things up! Of course my French activities have pretty much de facto shifted from a France/Belgium territory to a Europe-/world-wide playground. Despite the intrinsically dematerialized nature of web analytics, getting on-board with larger-scale worldwide projects also meant more traveling.

On this topic, traveling has taken its toll lately and I really need to take more vacation days more frequently instead of hoarding them all up and wait till years end when i’m all burned out anyway 😀

In other news:

  • Iraq still occupied.
  • Obama elected – yay!
  • My son Guillaume was born (did I mention that already? ;-))
  • Financial market meltdown – woo! I’m so glad Europe does not have so much of a credit culture. We pay cash or with very few installments to avoid debt-related charges.
  • Riots in Greece

I could add more but frankly, 2008 has been a blur 🙂 So I’ll let Jib Jab do it:

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2008: a recap was last modified: January 30th, 2013 by Julien Coquet

Julien Coquet

Expert de la mesure d’audience sur Internet depuis plus de 15 ans, Julien Coquet est consultant senior digital analytics et responsable produit et évangélisation pour Hub’Scan, une solution d’assurance qualité du marquage analytics.

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