The year of the pandemic. We pushed out 16 updates this year. Our primary mission was to
update the software front end with more asynchronous behavior, make ladder and tournament
matches functionally consistent, improve coverage of language internationalization, and
improve security. We also added official online documentation for the plugin, new options,
new shortcodes, new filters, and countless quality of life improvements.
We eclipsed our prior active installation numbers, hired our first non-family team member,
and paid off a ton of technical debt. By all measurables, we grew in 2020 and hope to carry
that momentum into 2019.
Year 2020 was also a devastating year for my family for non-COVID reasons. On June 14th,
my wife and I welcomed our second child, a boy named Jayden. He came to us just one week early
via emergency c-section. Several complications later, we had to say goodbye to our little new man.
He passed away June 22nd.