Joni Halabi

Developer of web sites. Baker of cookies.

Welcome to my website! This site is a place to show off samples my front-end code, my photos, and other random things. Unfortunately, I have not yet mastered the art of digitizing dessert, so I cannot offer any baking samples here.

What’s happening now?

Now that 2013 is starting to wind down, I have been reflecting a lot over this past year. It truly has been an amazing year. I am finally starting to feel at home here in Virginia. I got back into long distance running and ran the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon in June – my 2nd half marathon ever – completing it in just under 2 hours and 18 minutes. It was fantastic (and wicked hot out!). In September, I traveled to Italy for the first time for a crazy jam-packed tour of Rome and Florence.

In the latter half of the year, I switched to a new client at work, who has me traveling to San Francisco and Austin on a pretty regular basis. And, on top of all of this, I have also started freelancing, baking, and book editing. Because, you know, I need more things to do.

I am certified!

As of the middle of July, I am officially a Certified Magento Front End Developer. This is my first certification ever and I am super excited about it!

Reading challenge…

I already read – a lot – which you probably already know if you have come across my Books page.  I decided to take on the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, a list that I came across while browsing the interwebs.  At the start of this challenge, I had already read 39 of the books on the list.  Let’s see how long it will take me to read all of them!  (My bet is several – or many, many – years.)