You can still be good at coding even if you only do it 50 hours a week for a salary and you don’t…
Rio Brewster

Yes, you can — but in my experience, the very best people (of whom I’m not) DO feel compelled to have side-projects and such. That’s how so much OpenSourced stuff gets out there…that’s how things like Drones and 3D printers got started. The creators of a large fraction of that stuff were never paid to do it, they did it for the love of it — for curiosity and so forth.

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