I was in an interview recently that didn’t like the idea of coding to relax. They wanted to see open source contributions, community involvement, and projects showing I know the new shinny things, but also wanted me to talk about the non-tech things I do to relax. That stressed me out. Why can’t silly or fun projects be relaxing?! Glad to see other people like to code to relax!
I wouldn't talk about coding to relax. I do side projects to learn new things, it is funny and not stressful, but I'm still working on my computer.
Relax is something different, and at least in my case doesn't involve technology.
If I need to name a relaxing activity I do on my computer is watching video or reading something, but coding requires attention, even if is not demanding and there are no deadlines.
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