Junior and his project

I’m rails junior. My general programming experiences is not great. I can’t find rails junior job for a long time. Many internet posts advised to do own cool projects and put it up on GitHub. But I don’t have any ideas for my projects. :frowning:
Maybe I’m not a programmer ?

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Or maybe you're thinking too hard about what the project should be.

Make anything (a blog, a to-do list..) It doesn't matter that it's
been done before. Or just fork someone else's project and use that as
a starting point.
Greg Akins
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I know, sometimes its hard to come up with a good project.

Given your goal is to gather experience, learn more, and have cool projects on your github page;

It might be worth make your own Twitter, Facebook, Blog-app, Forums app, etc.

And at some point you will come up with a good idea. Anyway, by doing each of these you will pick up new skills and learn a lot and you’ll have multiple cool projects in your github.

And don’t feel like you have to finish one project before starting next one. I find it more interesting to work on multiple things and switching between these based on how I feel.

Also you likely end up using different gems for various things like authentication, access control, pagination, etc.

I highly recommend also implementing some of these yourself. Maybe not for a real project, but to make a demo app just showing you hand made role based auth or whatever functionality you have made.