There are many things we developers can do that will make us more fulfilled in our professional lives. There are immediate options to explore beyond just writing code. You can work towards going into engineering management and be a great engineering leader. To move forward in life, one has to give back. And some ways of giving back could be as simple as code reviews, workshops, and individual assessments with some colleagues. Go do it and be a mentor to fellow developers. You will learn a lot of new things on the way too. If meaning is what you are looking for, why not consider doing pro-bono tech work for a social cause that’s close to your heart. There are always ways to get more fulfillment from our skillsets and our careers than we think. We just need to explore.
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