In every job I had where I worked with other developers... it was the exception not the rule... to find other developers like me who were interested in development outside their 9-5 job.
I didn't know anyone who built projects on their own, or who contributed to OSS. Or even anyone who read about or kept up with dev topics outside of work.
I was quite disappointed to not find anyone like me who saw it as a hobby too. Sad.
It wasn't till years later that I found a very small local user group.
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