Barbarian Meets Coding Titlebarbarianmeetscoding

WebDev, UX & a Pinch of Fantasy

11 minutes readwriting

I did an Interview For the Frontmatter Podcast! Waaaaat!

Some weeks back I did an interview for the Frontmatter Podcast and the interview is out! I really enjoyed talking to Len Epp about my origin story, how I grew up in rural northern Spain among cows and sheep, my first computer, being a pro player in Age of Empires, my thoughts and life in university, the origins of vintharas and barbarianmeetscoding, my love for fantasy and scifi, joining Google, how I came up with JavaScript-mancy, my writing process, being a dad, etc…

If you haven’t listened to it, you can listen on the web or on your favorite podcast player. I think you’ll find it a fun listen. I do laugh for a great part of the interview.

And if you enjoyed the interview, then here are some more thoughts, comments, links to interesting stuff and embarrassing photos:

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6 minutes readcareer

How to Come Up With Great Side Projects

A desktop with lots of creativity tools to start a side project

A beautiful, inspiring desktop credit to LUM3N in unsplash

Here’s what I think: The sweet spot of finding a good side project is to look at the intersection of all these elements:

  1. A topic that you are really interested in
  2. Something that can be useful at your current job
  3. A technology that is hot/new at the moment and on the rise

Why?

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