So….I got an email from someone that works at SitePoint.com the other day. It read like this:
Wha?! SitePoint?! Wants to interview me?! ME?!
I was taken back. I’m interesting enough to be used in an article on SitePoint? I know and love that site. They produce great tech and startup related tutorials and content. What could I offer of value to their readers?
Regardless of fearing I didn’t have anything intelligent to contribute, I went along with scheduling the interview (during my lunch hour, of course). It lasted about 30 minutes, and was actually fun to do. The interviewer (Lauren) had lots to share with me as well, about her own side projects. I think I may have learned as much from her as she may have from me.
It took a while to get posted, but just a few days ago I was notified the article was live on their site:
Check it out here: The Art Of The Side Project: A Conversation With Shane Labs
I love the way it starts:
After graduating college with a degree in computer science, web developer Shane Labs began working a full-time job at a huge corporation – and was bored out of his mind. While twiddling his thumbs and watching the clock, Shane began brainstorming ideas for side projects.
Those brainstorming sessions did not go to waste. Shane used the downtime at work to teach himself new skills, and eventually began turning his ideas into living, breathing web applications. His passion for side projects culminated in Side Project Profit, a website Shane launched a year and a half ago.
Anyway, pretty cool, huh?? I’m stoked about it. Give it a read and let me know what you think!