Chris Wanstrath on Side Projects

22 August 2008 by Mathias Meyer

Chris (of GitHub and err.the_blog fame) gave an inspiring keynote at this year's Ruby Hoedown. Check out the essay, or enjoy him in full visual glory.

Inspiring quote to scratch your itch:

"In fact, stop worrying so much about other people. Every time I've worked on a project I thought other people would really love, it was a massive flop. Every time I've worked on a project I loved, it worked. If you're sitting in this room, your taste is not as far off from those around you as you'd think. Build something you love and others will love it, too. (Not everyone, of course.)"

Seriously, go check it out.

There are more videos from the Hoedown available, of course.

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