I have an interview with a CEO and product owner next week for the position of principal developer. The job ad which got me here stated 'Any additional skills you have will be viewed favorably'.

I've had my ass burned by that crap at least once before. When they ask about private projects, I'm just going to say "I love my job so much, I do it in my free time too!"

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    Out of curiosity, what did you say last time?
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    @jaylord I interviewed for a senior fullstack dev position, and I replied 'self-navigating robot-car and some IoT' to the question 'what do you do with your free time?'.

    A couple of days later, I got an email with the reply - 'You have skills we won't use yet.'
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    @saintograph that sounds like: you fit the best but we found someone slightly(?) worse for cheaper price.
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