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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

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Feb 10th, 2020

Hasty Treat - The Power of Hobbies

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about hobbies โ€” how they can improve your life and make you a better developer, as well as the hobbies they enjoy.

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Show Notes

3:19 - What are our hobbies?

  • Wes: Focus on one thing, learn it, move along

    • Kombucha, Fermentation and Curing Projects
    • Bike flipping
    • Kids ride on repairs + hacks
    • ATV fixing
    • ICE to Battery conversion
  • Scott:

    • Dance - 15+ years
    • Weightlifting / fitness
    • Video games
    • Watching hockey
    • Design
    • Computing / coding
    • Snowboarding
    • Kung fu movies

9:00 - Why are they good?

  • Fuel your coding project
  • Maybe could even become your key to a job you love
  • They keep your mind sharp
  • Good for downtime
  • Good for mental health and mood
    • Can be meditative
    • Be cognizant of what they do to your mental state
  • Promotes creativity and critical thinking
  • Fun man

17:54 - How do you find a hobby?

  • Wes

    • I always need an end game
    • I want to grow hot peppers
    • I want a wicked ATV for cheap
    • I think batteries are fascinating but I need something real to do
  • Scott - I start with the fascination

    • I think dancing is cool, but I could never learn
    • I think _ is cool, but I don't know where to start
  • Deep dark YouTube holes

    • YouTube has an endless selection of educational content
  • Facebooks groups or forums
  • Meetups / volunteering
    • Introverts will have a hard time with this, push yourself

22:50 - What is your hobby?

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