Today I had a great time playing Minecraft Lego with my three year old son.
The Minecraft Lego series is one of my favourites if not my number one favourite within Lego. It's fun because there is no one-way to build, no "getting-it-wrong". You can put any bricks together and since they are all "real" materials they essentially just work.
I ordered RedBear Lab's BLE Nano kit a while back. I took a look at it as soon as I got it and saw that I had to do some soldering before it would work. This lead me to putting it down and semi-forgetting about it for a few weeks.
I have been on holidays lately and it's been so good. My wife and I and four kids flew to the US to spend Christmas with our families in North Dakota. In addition to time with my family and extended family, having a few weeks off has allowed me to spend a good amount of times with my other interests, mainly around robotics and connected systems.
Recently I was invited to Tokyo to present on Drupal, Open Source and Personalisation. CI&T have been holding strategic, business focused events in Japan for the past year. These are structured to introduce the Japanese market to the wide-ranging use of Drupal globally and how it and Open Source in general can be used regionally.
I was fortunate enough to get a BB-8 for father's day. My wife and four kids really know me well. It's a blast to play. The native app allows for full control as well as some other fun things like recording messages and playing them back as a "hologram". There is a guard mode but it really isn't too smart, it just randomly goes around without any real sense of anything.
I had the honour of being asked to speak at the United Nations on the digital transformation that is happening within the Australian government. It would also be my chance to connect with other delegates from around the world and learn what is shaping the future of their governments whilst sharing what is working and what could be done better here at home.