My day job is far from the coding world. I am a recruiting manager, and most of my day-to-day is spent exploring how to find great (tech) talent to join our company, take care of my team and making sure that other initiatives I'm involved with, run smoothly. I love programming, to create things out of nothing. Which is why I always try to find ways to continue in touch with these skills.
Some things I am doing:
Find opportunities in my job where I can apply logic and automation. A small script here, a scrapper there... There is always something to try and make my every day easier.
I am involved in building a bootcamp in Peru. This is not something that's common here, and we are still learning lots of things (we are running our first cohort!). However, I do take enjoyment in being involved in this project as a way to keep in touch with my technical knowledge. I love to help the next generation in not only learning something that is very passionate to me, but also being able to change their life and get an amazing job.
Trying code katas and exercises here and there. Taking online courses about topics that are interesting to me, like AI and machine learning.
Working on my own app. It's always nice to put your ideas in practice. I am building a startup where I am leading the technical side. We are about to run out first closed test.
To me, find ways to do what you love is important. I happen to love how to solve problems (often with technology). I see them as puzzles that need to be cracked. I persevere in trying to keep up programming by finding small opportunities during my job day-to-day.