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Discussion on: When do you work on your side projects?

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Florimond Manca • Edited

The main area where I have side projects has been open source software and libraries.

I used to spend a tremendous amount on them, like 2-3 hours per day and more on weekends. That was a year ago.

Now my priorities have shifted — I decided I wanted to spend more time on other things, in particular educating myself about non-software things.

So I'm more like "when I have time and mental space" now. In particular I mostly ditch any automated emails I receive from open source repos I contribute to or watch, even if it's requiring action from me. I'll do a sweep over projects every now and then, going through issues and PRs. :-)