So I’d probably best describe myself as a “former programmer” getting back into it after a long time, probably more as a hobby (or perhaps more accurately to support other hobbies) than a profession.
My hobby (possibly a future gig, not sure yet) is machine Stenography. I’m using open source hardware and open source steno software (plover) to learn.
So how does programming come in? Well many ways, here are a few…
- Of course as open source software I may be able to contribute either on the main line or in creating add-ins. I have a couple in mind. It’s a Python project, so that will be one language.
- I may need to make my own website, and I’d definitely like to do some blogging (about my hobbies and other things) so looking forward to using something like perhaps Gatsby
I live in Connecticut, but I’m hoping to move around a bit! Want to help me out? Totally tell me if you live someplace not too expensive, but with an awesome urban community! I need to plan my travels!
And oh, if any of you hit that open source steno page and think OMG I really want to do that - by all means give me a shout. It’s a lovely little community and a pretty interesting hobby (for some I guess!). There are definitely a decent number of programmers in the community, but it attracts lots of folks from many different walks of life and the community is quite global.