Coping strategies for the serial project hoarder

I gave a talk at DjangoCon US 2022 in San Diego last month about productivity on personal projects, titled “Massively increase your productivity on personal projects with comprehensive documentation and …

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Hasnain says:

Bookmarking this for later rereading. some of this is stuff that's worked well for me, and a lot of it was novel stuff. I'm a huge fan of issue driven development and documenting via commits, for what it's worth.

The quote though, uhhhhh....

"This is the most important tip: avoid side projects with user accounts.

If you build something that people can sign into, that’s not a side-project, it’s an unpaid job. It’s a very big responsibility, avoid at all costs!

Almost all of my projects right now are open source things that people can run on their own machines, because that’s about as far away from user accounts as I can get.

I still have a responsibility for shipping security updates and things like that, but at least I’m not holding onto other people’s data for them."

Posted on 2022-11-28T06:09:50+0000