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Breaking out of the ‘comfort zone’ with open source

But despite all the good, there was something very dangerous in that environment, something I couldn’t notice at that time: isolation. I’m not talking about working alone at home???that’s never been a problem for me. I’m talking about spending too much time inside a comfort zone, satisfied with the knowledge I already had. Everyone’s at risk???whether you’re working from home or in an office full of people.

I deviated from my goal of developing cool apps and found myself engaged in the “blog business.” I didn’t have confidence in my programming skills, and how could I? I was isolated in my own little world where I didn’t see other people’s code, and nobody saw mine.