Presented by Matt Keas.
- The Iron Yard – an intensive code academy providing three-month courses
- Side projects are great for scratching your own itch.
- Side projects give you a sense of control, combining autonomy and competence.
- As long as side projects are planned right, and expectations are communicated, they can go very smoothly.
- “30SS” – The 30-second summary. Do immediately after a task, take the time to write down the most important things you took away from that task: the things you learned, the “ah-ha” moments, etc.
- Shuhari, a Japanese martial art concept detailing the stages of learning to master.
- Start small and focused. Have goals.
- Develop yourself as you develop projects.
Work Hard, Stay Humble
- Zen Pencil’s take on Bill Watterson’s “A Cartoonist’s Advice”
In the end, people’s greatest side projects are themselves and their careers.