Discussion on: Should a lack of side projects raise flags in an interview?

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Personally, I'm looking for developers with genuine passion for programming. I would even go so far as say that I'd hire a passionate yet inexperienced person over an experienced yet indifferent one.

Of course you can't directly ask for it in an interview so one of my main tools to gauge passion is by looking for unpaid, purely hobbyistic side projects.