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7 projects to bootstrap a fullstack developer career and win at job interviews
Conference (INTERMEDIATE level)
After interviewing dozens of first-time developers in 2023, I found they were showing 3 same symptoms:
  • only got a crappy PFE internship
  • stuck with freelance gigs
  • an inconsistent resume
I thought "these are talented people! they would win big time... if only they could showcase some real world projects", and thus I devised an ideal roadmap that I, as a recruiter, would be excited to find in any resume.

7 real world projects to convince any interviewer

The plot twist is that it's one long project in 7 milestones, demonstrating long-term vision and productification
1 - ship a CLI tool
  • hard skills: linux, system, git
  • soft skills: ideation, documentation
2 - ship the CLI as an API
  • hard skills: backend, asynchronous processing, rate-limit
  • soft skills: ideation, apification
3 - ship an automation to consume API from repos
  • hard skills: github actions, UX/UI
  • soft skills: test, user docs, DX
4 - ship a SaaS for end users
  • hard skills: auth-n, auth-z
  • soft skills: marketing, bizops
5 - ship an integration for automation
  • hard skills: oauth, zapier
  • soft skills: 3rd party marketplace
6 - ship a browser extension
  • hard skills: frontend, UX/UI
  • soft skills: support, user docs, marketplace
7 - share your achievements
  • hard skills: JAMstack, public cloud deployments
  • soft skills: personal branding, content creation
bonus points, split the work with another partner!
  • hard skills: submit patches, process design
  • soft skills: negotiation, team building
djalal elbe
DevOps practitioner, Cloud Engineer and Backend Dev, i.e getting paid to get ship done with software and infrastructure all over the world.
25 years of learning and , never kept the same job more than 3 years, serial entrepreneur.
Maintains mental health with remote work, community activities and human-first relations.