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Discussion on: When do you work on your side projects?

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David Kirchner he/him

Typically I work on side projects on the weekend, however my side projects are currently limited to learning/practicing languages. If I have a particularly rough week I tend to skip the sides and do light reading/gaming.

At the moment I am learning Rust. I don't know if I'll get a chance to use it in a production environment any time soon but I'd like to be prepared just in case. It'd be nice to reduce the memory footprint of some microservices (currently using nodejs) to make better use of our Kubernetes cluster resources.

In the past I tried spending a solid hour a day on side tasks, but I've been too busy to keep that schedule going for the last few years.