Life at Hashnode #4: Side Projects and Hobbies!

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Hey there! 👋🏻

So it's been a month since I have started writing this series. What started as a fun experiment is now the most frequent subject I get DMs about. And yeah, it really amuses me to know that you all wait for new editions of Life at Hashnode every week. 🥺

If anyone of you reading an edition of Life at Hashnode for the first time. Then a little backstory - Life at Hashnode is an article series that I write every week to share some insider stories of Hashnode. ✨

You can read all the past editions.

What this week looked like?

This week is FUN! (short answer).

We got really amazing response for the Bootcamp.

And to be honest, this week's sessions by Colby, Sultan, and Annie blew our minds too. All of us are eagerly waiting for Samson's session that will be happening today.

Huge props to Edidiong Asikpo and Catalin Pit for conducting all the sessions so flawlessly! 🏄🏻‍♂️

We are working on some super exciting features

The whole Hashnode dev team had been busy this week working on some amazing features that we are shipping out starting next week. The goal is to support dev creators on the platform and also enhance the overall user experience with Hashnode.

More details about it will be out soon.

Also, it was Sandeep Panda's birthday yesterday!

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Drop wishes for him in the comments after you are done reading this whole article! 😌

📌 Sandeep Panda reminder for you to charge your laptop and send us your birthday treat.

Annnnnd, this week Victoria Lo came for the Happy Hours session 🍺 , and it was a blast 🔥

Those who don't know - Hashnode Happy Hours is Hashnode's new initiative. We talk to the Hashnode community every Thursday about things around Tech, Careers, Blogging, and simply ANYTHING and EVERYTHING the community is interested in talking about over beverages and Snacks.

Our main aim behind doing these sessions is to understand our community better and chill with them.

If you want to chip in upcoming sessions, you can join Hashnode's Discord channel - discord.gg/HNwmsB84S6

We do these every Thursday.

Coming back to the theme of this edition - Side Projects and Hobbies.

For this edition, I thought of sharing with you'll the Side Projects and Hobbies of all the Hashnode team members.

Starting off with Catalin Pit

Well, he owns a Quad bike. 🥺🥺

I personally don't know a cooler hobby than this. 🥲

And as for side projects, he runs his Youtube Channel, where he creates and shares programming tutorials, mostly about Web Development and JavaScript. Occasionally, he covers other topics as well!

Sandeep and his Jawa bike

Sandeep loves to travel over the weekends.

And hiring for Hashnode is his side project. 😂

Mine?

Well, answering what side projects and hobbies I am involved with is always tough for me.

It's like I have this Metaphorical stove in my head. Where I always keep 4-5 burners ON. Some projects are boiling, some are on simmer, and some have their burner switched off so that they can settle.

(I have no idea how much these lines made sense to you. 😂)

If it did, you can google the term Multipotentialite and read more about it. In a nutshell, it's someone having multiple creative pursuits.

But yeah, I tried to pick my top 3 side projects and hobbies that I am most involved with these days.

  • I help in running a Product community called The Product Folks.
  • I learn to make animation movies and Games using Unreal Engine over the weekends. This is the biggest project I have pulled off so far in it👇🏻

  • And I PAINT! I learned how to paint before I learned to write. So this is my longest-lived hobby.

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Meme Mirza's Hobbies and Side projects

Mohd Shad Mirza shares some common hobbies as mine, like his love for Art and Literature.

He sketches really well. ✨

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You can check out more of his Instagram page.

Also, he loves to Skate and Read. 📚

He also has a mentorship program as a side project named TheNextBigWriter.

Edidiong Asikpo loves 🗺️✈️🧳

Edidiong, like every rich person, loves to travel and fine dine. 😂

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Also, she loves watching movies 🍿 and hitting the gym.

Vamsi Rao's planokay

As a side project, Vamsi is working on Planokay, a collection of mini side projects he has worked on with his friend. And in parallel, he writes about Indie Hacking and random observations on Vamsirao.com.

Hobbies: Watching TV Series, Playing tennis, listening to podcasts

Girish Patil's hobbies aka Adventures of Girish.

  • Girish, of course, loves Travelling.

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  • He used to sketch a lot, now he tries to paint too.
  • And he loves to 🏊‍♂️

Eleftheria Batsou's hobbies and side projects both revolve around Content Creation

She runs her Instagram page named elef_in_tech and posts value bombs there consistently.

And her YouTube channel is SUPER awesome too.

Syed Fazle Rahman reads 📚

So Fazle, hobbies revolve around reading candidates for hiring and reading books.

He's currently reading Rework by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried and recommends everyone to read it.

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He tries to relax and get some sleep in his leisure hours (working across so many different time zones is not that easy 🙇‍♀️).


Woh! this took time to write.

But yeah, it was fun.

See you all next week! 👋🏻

Meanwhile, let me know for sure what you wish to read next under this series.

Mohd Shad Mirza's photo

Hello Hashnoders, do follow on Instagram although the account is pretty much dead. 😂 (thinking to revive it soon)

Pavandeep Kaur's photo

Great article Megha Pathak👏

Mr.Unity Buddy's photo

Hey Enjoyed this! really, Catalin Pit's bike is cool and love your drawings Megha Pathak! Finally, Happy Birthday Sandeep Panda!🎊🎊

Apoorv Tyagi's photo

Wow Mohd Shad Mirza, love your sketches 👏👏 And Happy Birthday to Sandeep Panda🎉

Keep these coming Megha Pathak🙂

Edidiong Asikpo's photo

I really love the culture at Hashnode. Y'all are amazing. 😍

Eleftheria Batsou's photo

You guys sketch and paint beautifully!! I didn't know about these hobbies of yours!

Andrew Baisden's photo

Wow this was very interesting.

Yogesh Chavan's photo

This looks so amazing😍 Catalin Pit Loved your quad bike😎.

Belated happy birthday Sandeep Panda.

Catalin Pit's photo

Thank you, haha! 🙏

Braydon Coyer's photo

Great update! I've particularly got an eye on the new features coming next week. Can't wait to see what you guys will ship!

And -- Happy Birthday, Sandeep Panda!

Victoria Lo's photo

WOW another fun article out! This always makes me so happy to read every morning! ❤️ Everyone at Hashnode are so adventurous and creative in their side projects!

Happy birthday to dear Mr. Panda too!!

Megha Pathak, I'm blown away by your short video and paintings 👏👏

P.S. I enjoyed the HappyHours too! Thanks so much for inviting me once again 🤗

Catalin Pit's photo

🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵🛵

Hemant Joshi's photo

Happy Birthday to Sandeep Panda, this was exciting

Smile Gupta's photo

Wishing you a Belated Birthday Sandeep Panda.

Prathima Kadari's photo

It's really amazing to see how hashnode team is so diverse. Wonderfully writtenMegha Pathak. Good to see my tweet included. Belated Birthday Wishes.Sandeep Panda👏

Lahiru Chathuranga's photo

Very interesting and It's fun. sketches and paintings are very beautiful.

Tracy Nuwagaba's photo

A happy belated birthday to @sandeep. Looks like we share the same birthday.

Sandeep Panda's photo

Nice! Belated happy birthday to you too! :)