Advice to my young self: to succeed in your career, forget side projects and focus on your job
To develop my career, I was spending a lot of time outside work reading
technical books, doing toy projects, going to meetups, browsing Hacker News. I
was finding here what my company was fundamentally unable to give me, and I was
feeling holding my fate in my own hands. I thought it was the best recipe to end
with a successful career, while remaining free and protected from the meanders
of corporate culture (or corporate politics, actually).