December 2016 Report Card

My number one priority as far as work goes is always going to be my full time employment. With the end of the year I had a project that had to take focus. This along with the Toys for Shots party I throw every year and the holidays really took up my entire December. Last year I said I wanted to be a little more transparent and I did these reports for the entire year.

It was a fun little experiment but unless these are really helping or inspiring someone they are probably going to come to end. I do all of these manually and unless I find a way to automate they take up some valuable time. If you really want them to stick around please speak up and thank you for everyone who tuned into these all year long. 


  • 13,260 total Students +1068 Students
  • The Complete Apache Groovy Developer Course +101 Students (833)
  • Introducing Spring Boot (Free) +597 Students (9,355)
  • Learn Spring Boot (Paid) +438 Students (3,861)
  • Merch by Amazon +24 Students (209)

Merch By Amazon

  • 120 Shirts Sold
  • Revenue: $2,167
  • Royalties: $696


  • 1 Blog Posts in the month.
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  • +0 Videos Published (104 total)
  • Watch Time 37,374 Minutes


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Hi, I’m Dan Vega. I am a Software Engineer living just outside of one of my favorite places in the world, Cleveland, Ohio. I am a self-taught programmer who firmly believes that you can accomplish anything in this life if you put your mind to it, roll up your sleeves and are willing to put in the work.

I have been writing software for over 18+ years now and I use my knowledge, passion, and influence to help other developers achieve their goals. I teach online and currently, have over 30,000 students.

When I am not writing software, I have a number of things that really keep me busy. I love to read books, listen to podcasts and watch online courses. I have a real thirst for knowledge and it consumes me every single day of the week. I also love to run & lift heavy weights which keep me balanced throughout the week.

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