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Lets Stream - Side Projects

I wrote this on Sunday, October 4, 2020

TLDR; I am going to start streaming building side projects twice a week, starting from Tuesday 6th October. Streams will be on Tuesday's and Friday's from 1 pm to 4 pm UK time. Tune in at https://www.twitch.tv/jakeydev

I love building little side projects - they keep me up to date with the latest technology and enable me to be super creative as I don't have a tight specification I need to keep to. Creating little systems and working out experiments have helped me enormously in my job at Wild Rocket as well - it is now rare to come across something I've not really seen or hacked around with!

This year has been tough - longer working hours and harder real-life stuff have turned me off doing too much coding in my spare time, and I am starting to miss it. So, starting this week - I am making time in my calendar to sit and enjoy a couple of afternoons building away - and I would love to share my experience with anyone who would like to see it!

I plan to start a new project at the start of the week and have an MVP or basic prototype completed by the end of the week - but I am not going to be too hard on deadlines. I'll also try and have a todo list on stream so if you do drop-in, and you should be able to see where I am!

I've wanted to do this for a little while now - so hopefully things go pretty well and this becomes something I enjoy and do more of! If you would like to tune in, hit the link below!