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When I have time, I help with local UX Association work here in Czechia. For example, there’s an initiative to improve gov’t services. It’s grass–roots and slow for now. This country is just like 30 years out of soviet communism so there’s still a mountain of work in the public offices. It’s extra hard because politics tries to interfere all the time.
Other than that, there’s always some new little boutique food stand down the road, or a friend’s pet supplies e–shop, where a little bit of expertise can make a big difference.
I try to make stuff outside of design too, just to make sure I don’t burn out when it’s too much . I try to code a little and play with hardware hacking (linux boxes, raspberry pi, aftermarket android ROMs, stuff like that). I make no money off it, but it’s fun while also giving me small–talk ammunition when talking to devs.