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What if?

Shaquil Maria
Tech enthusiast studying ICT and graduating soon enough๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŽ“. Software Engineer in the making, experimenting my way through life. I'm here to connect, learn from y'all and share my knowledge.๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฟ
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Most of the time, people ask: What would your dream job look like? Or, what is the ideal company you would like to work at?

One thing I rarely hear people asking is this:

Imagine an ideal world that you didn't have to worry about money, thus didn't have to work.

What would be the dream project you'd be working on?

As a developer, maybe there is this one side project that you always wanted to work on, but never got that far. What is that project, and why is it important to you?

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Shaquil Maria Author

I'll go first.
I think I'll be working on robotics and prosthesis. I think that people that are disabled should be able to live a normal life, without the basic things we do being a burden to them. In my ideal world, I would be creating prostheses that mimic human behavior as much as possible, which will give them the feeling that it's just their own body parts.

(Oh and I like Ironman, so I'll be building myself an exo-suit)๐Ÿ˜…

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

That sounds pretty awesome actually! ๐Ÿค”

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

Well, I don't know what side project I'd want to work on. I guess I'm too much of a thinker. ๐Ÿ˜…

But if I didn't have to worry about money, I'd probably be travelling, learning everything I can, blogging my heart out and volunteering. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Shaquil Maria Author

I guess I'm too much of a thinker.

That's alright too. We need thinkers to help innovate the world.๐Ÿ˜‰

I'd probably be travelling, learning everything I can, blogging my heart out and volunteering.

Hahaha, you are already blessing us with your posts. I wonder what content we would get if you could blog to your heart's content.

What type of volunteering projects are you interested in?

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Amelia Vieira Rosado

That's alright too. We need thinkers to help innovate the world.๐Ÿ˜‰

I think so too! ๐Ÿ˜

Hahaha, you are already blessing us with your posts.

Oh, stop it! ๐Ÿ™ˆ

What type of volunteering projects are you interested in?

Hmm, I'd say anything that helps alleviate poverty and that positively impacts people's lives. It's vague, I know. But I've always wanted to improve the quality of life of others through tech. I also happen to care about the environment, so volunteering in that area, is up my alley too.

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Shaquil Maria Author

Good stuff! I hope that one day you get to volunteer as much as you'd like!

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Alex Esoposting • Edited

My dream side project (that I'm constantly working on) is developing and sharing my library of esoteric stuff. I love implementing obscure algorithms, goofing around with inefficient languages and counting in weird numbering systems, and want to spread the fun of esolangs (and other niche topics) with the world. That's how I ended up on dev.to: it was recommended as a place to set up a blog on useless CS-related stuff.

It's not a big dream, but it's a fun one and I don't want much from life.

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Shaquil Maria Author

It's not a big dream, but it's a fun one and I don't want much from life.

That's it! As long as you find joy in it, it's a dream worth working on!

Just did a quick search about esolangs, and the concept looks interesting. Looking forward to seeing more from you! Welcome to the platformโœŒ

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