How to Stay Motivated

One thing that happens when you’re developing projects, no matter big or small, is burnout. You work on a project for hours, days, weeks, months, or even years and you hit those points (or point if you’ve given up) of just feeling like it’s not worth it, or that the project is too big or tedious for someone like you. Today we’re going to be talking about that feeling and how to escape it, and how to stay motivated through projects, as well as learn from people in other projects how they push through it....

March 17, 2021 · 5 min · Hanna Rose

Stop Learning Everything

One mistake I’ve seen people make, especially newcomers to devops or programming in general, is they try to learn to much. I don’t mean in a specific time frame either, I mean overall. They end up learning 50 different languages and/or tools, when in reality they’re going to only end up using using at most 5, especially in their career. I know this because it’s something I’ve personally done, I ended up learning so many languages, tools and more, that I have per-say “cluttered” my brain with information that probably won’t be used, and this is problematic, especially at scale....

January 27, 2021 · 2 min · Hanna Rose

Maintaining Open Source Projects

Maintaining an open source projects is certainly a long and (possibly) never ending journey. Commit after commit, bug after bug, typo after typo you slowly grow traction for your library. But at what point is your project, no longer “your” project? What I mean by this is, once your project reaches the point where it has hundreds to thousands of followers, and your choices can impede the progress of other people’s projects, such as when you’re maintaining a library, can you actually make choices you want, to in your eyes change the library for the better?...

December 18, 2020 · 2 min · Hanna Rose