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comment by kingmudsy
kingmudsy  ·  297 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what are you working on?

Honestly, it's tough for me to talk about my software projects in a way that gets other people excited about them. To begin with, people don't understand how code works or how difficult it can be to do something that seems simple. I'm working on curriculum management software for a local NPO, and given that I'm in Nebraska this XKCD seems almost too apropos:

They want to pay me for the work I'm doing, but honestly I'd be happy to just get the project out the door and off my plate. I do most of my freelancing for spending money, but this one feels like a good cause and I'm thinking about just doing it for free.

Frankly, though, I'm not a fantastic solo dev. I can slot into a team extremely well as long as other more experienced people are managing headaches like architecture and deployments. I'm good at programming, but I'm still learning all the surrounding technology that makes a website work well! I think on some level I don't feel like I deserve to be paid for a project that's way, way behind schedule and written with code I don't feel totally confident about.

Either way, I'm trying to finish that up in the next two weeks. Getting it out of my weekly planning spreads is going to make me happier than money in my bank account. I know I deserve to be paid, but it's tough to ask for what I feel like I deserve sometimes.