The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.
This week we sat down to talk with David Lindahl, a long time friend of the show that has been through what some might call a “full journey of web development” including: bootcamp, being hired, being laid off, working freelance, being hired again, and running side projects - most notable of which is probably Rainier Watch. This week we’ll be discussing all that and more with the discussion leaning towards David’s ability to not “just” be a web developer, but also a photographer among many other things - all at the same time.
1:50 - Introduction
3:40 - What David's been up to
13:00 - Balance between client work and in house projects
16:00 - Too many meetings?
20:20 - Multiple interests on one social media account?
30:20 - Discovery platforms with social media
41:10 - Being more then just a developer
48:50 - Becoming more involved in the twitter dev community to get a job
1:00:30 - How do you leverage your other skills for your development career?
1:04:40 - Do you put a limit on your side projects/hustles?
- Limiting meetings decreases context switching and increases deep work hours
- Focus on your own goals rather then comparing yourself with everyone else
- Getting yourself out there when looking for work is key. Using Twitter and interacting with the people in your industry expands your network.
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