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dyanneo profile image

I totally get that. It's as if having a job in tech, and tons of experience isn't enough - you HAVE to have dozens of side projects and contributions to open source. Kind of scary for someone who is good at their job, but doesn't want to do this every waking moment.
I've met some ppl who could code really well, but I would never want to be on a team with them (snarky lone wolves).

kmwill23 profile image

Good thing I am nearing retirement. I'd never actually use GitHub or contribute to open source. Is that controversial? =P

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andrewbrown profile image
Andrew Brown 🇨🇦 Author • Edited on

Just made me think of John Carmack using floppies as their "shared repository" for Doom or something

olamidehimself profile image

This is literally me. I hate taking on side projects because I have a full-time job and I want to focus on it. It increases my productivity.

What if I leave my current job and apply for somewhere else and they don't pick me because I don't have a lot of "projects"

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Frank Owusu-Agyemang

I think my current hiring manager was impressed with my YT channel, I have 13 videos on tuts and how-tos dating back to 2015 with over 100k views... I had only internship at my previous job and I was given a fulltime role at my current job... I think hiring managers need to know more of the position.