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Discussion on: What was the funniest thing, a non-tech ever said to you?

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Manda Putra

When I code in sunday / night, my girlfriend always once ask me,

"is it job? Do they pay you for late hours working?"

"No nobody pays me, I'm just learning, this just Open Source, I build something just to be share with others"

"So you're working for free?, What a waste of time"

I'm just smiling πŸ˜‚ Open Source technologies are still blackhole for most people outside technology.

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Andreas Author

I know that kind of conversations too. Most of these people understand if you explain that it's a great way to support other people while gaining experience and projects for your portfolio. πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Manda Putra

Yeah, I always explain to others to use the platform for good. Literalry we all on top of Open Source and Free Software. And we all need that constant on learning something, because tech are always changing.

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Your girlfriend is not wrong.
It's better to get work on open-source and getting paid for it while you are at work.
Smart companies understand that making time for learning is essential