I read stories from Hacker News every day, I’m subscribed to Jeff Atwood’s excellent Coding Horror, I check out people’s profiles at StackOverflow and wherever I see someone’s About Page it always says “Hi! I’m X, the creator of Y”. There’s always a public product they’ve developed that they can talk about. I want that for myself. I haven’t been a software engineer for too long. I worked at Intel for 3 years as a student, developing internal software. My current job is also developing internal software. Nothing to show off to the world.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://amir.rachum.com/blog/2012/04/21/getting-something-done/