How to Build a Personal Project?

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For a lot of developers, the last thing they want to do after being at work all day is writing more code. Staring at a screen all day does take a toll on you. Once you’ve had a chance to go for a walk and eat something, you might consider starting a personal project. It doesn’t have to be anything too complicated.

There might be a framework that you want to learn or a library you’ve been interested in or you are just starting your development career. It doesn’t even have to be related to your job. This is your time to learn something that you actually care about and work on something that sounds fun to you. Doing personal projects will make you a better developer.

In this episode, I and Matt Studdert, the founder of discussed the importance of having personal projects as a developer and how to start one.

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Episode timelines
00:27Exploring the topic 00:54A few words from our guest 03:56Why should you have a personal project as a developer? 07:12What is 09:02What can offer you as a developer? 11:30Why was this platform created? 16:50Are you working on this platform full-time? 19:30Who should use this platform, Juniors/Mid/Senior devs? 23:48What is the upcoming plans for the platform? 31:32What makes this platform so special / different from others? 33:13Summary & Closing

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