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Old projects might show how fast you learn. And quick learners are always good to have around.
devios161082yEven just *having* side projects shows that you’re interested in coding beyond it just being a job. As someone who has conducted interviews for tech positions before I can tell you MOST people who apply don’t have any kind of personal experience or side projects at all, and that’s never a good first impression.
I think there's a disconnect between what most people would feel comfortable showing off and what a hiring manager is looking for in a side project.
Most of them realize that you aren't really building them to be used in a production environment and haven't put in that level of polish, so it's more about seeing the things you can do rather than picking it apart looking for bugs and errors.
I still have my projects from highschool, from when I was just learning the basics of programming...
Nostalgia trip :)
MikaY19Non-dev buddy: Dude I'm gonna report you to the tech department what are you hacking?? Me:
MissDirection154On a break I went into a Best Buy to browse laptops. I had no intention on buying from them because they suck,...
bbbranjan7"I'll go get some more females" sounds very normal when you're in a hardware lab