Mark Thompson shares his thoughts on what life is like outside of code, the relationship between a hobby and earning a living, recognizing what's important to you vs what's important to others, and how people are at different stages of their lives and careers affects what's important to them.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 162,
  title: 'Life Outside Code',
  topics: [ 
    'life', 'vacation', 'home'
  guest: 'Mark Thompson'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Ward Bell', 'Craig Shoemaker'

Recording date: Nov 18, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Mark Thompson @MarkTechson

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  • 00:49 Ward's bellydancing tryout
  • 02:49 Guest introduction
  • 04:48 What was your talk about at Ngconf?
  • 07:29 The relationship between hobby and money
  • 09:21 Sponsor: Ionic
  • 10:06 What does life outside of code mean to you?
  • 17:18 Are these seasons in our lives?
  • 28:44 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 29:51 People are different - what does life outside of code mean now?

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.