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KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE -
WITH WORDPRESS!
@DAVIDLAIETTA
@davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com
KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS!
THE POWER OF SIDE PROJECTS
▸ Sometimes a proj...
@davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com
KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS!
PROBLEM IDENTIFIED - LIFETRACKING
▸ My proble...
@davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com
KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS!
SOLUTION - OPEN INFO TRACKER
▸ https://david....
@davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com
KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS!
MANAGING TECHNICAL DEBT
▸ Biting off slightly...
@davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com
KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS!
TREAT YOUR SIDE PROJECT RIGHT
▸ Track it like...
@davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com
KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS!
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD SIDE PROJECT
▸ Give yourse...
Keeping Myself in Line with WordPress - David Laietta
Keeping Myself in Line with WordPress - David Laietta
Keeping Myself in Line with WordPress - David Laietta
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Using side projects to expand your skills, learn new things, and find new customers.

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Keeping Myself in Line with WordPress - David Laietta

  1. 1. KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! @DAVIDLAIETTA
  2. 2. @davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! THE POWER OF SIDE PROJECTS ▸ Sometimes a project is for you - Own it ▸ Use this time to your advantage - 
 Learn things! ▸ Real world marketing of your skills ▸ Side projects can evolve into more 2
  3. 3. @davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! PROBLEM IDENTIFIED - LIFETRACKING ▸ My problem: How do I keep track of everything that I do to form new habits? ▸ Existing tools aren’t all-encompassing ▸ Things that I care about are not represented 7
  4. 4. @davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! SOLUTION - OPEN INFO TRACKER ▸ https://david.vg - a (semi) live view of some of my online activities ▸ Twitter, Pocket, GoodReads, Health, Blogs, Weather, Coffee Consumption ▸ Forthcoming: Google Fit, Call Tracking, GitHub, smarter sorting and display 8
  5. 5. @davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! MANAGING TECHNICAL DEBT ▸ Biting off slightly more than you can chew can be good for learning ▸ It can also be a nightmare ▸ Limit the number of new things to learn ▸ Don’t let the project become a hassle 9
  6. 6. @davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! TREAT YOUR SIDE PROJECT RIGHT ▸ Track it like any other project ▸ Commit only in small milestones/phases ▸ Consider who will be using or potentially learning from your project ▸ Follow any employment requirements 10
  7. 7. @davidlaietta | dinosauriceberg.com KEEPING MYSELF IN LINE - WITH WORDPRESS! HOW TO MAKE A GOOD SIDE PROJECT ▸ Give yourself permission to make mistakes ▸ Choose one task at a time ▸ Accept that your project might fail ▸ Just Start Doing It 11

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