Here at Expensify, our team is as diverse as they come. One thing we have in common is that we absolutely love what we do. So much so that we oftentimes find ourselves practicing our passion for building even when not using our powers to make users happy.
You know that phenomenon- the spillover of creative energies that is manifest in the form of side projects: those small unexpected products that arise from weekends of pleasurable hacking and challenge seeking.
The benefits of having such side projects are well established. The plethora of blog posts out there usually have these oft-repeated, but sound points:
- Staying on Top of New Ideas in the Industry, a.k.a Employability
- Refreshing old skills
- Participating in a community – Open Source, Non-profits