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Quote: Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post
I've been a developer for almost 10 years now, projects in 15 or so different languages... but nothing feels like a challenge anymore. I'm not an expert by any means, I am a very quick learner, and can always get things done quick. The only way i really feel challenged is when I have a 24 hour deadline and challenge myself on how much i can get done before the presentation or whatever. Everything is just time consuming and tedious. It's all just the same thing over and over. Even with new things like, I've never programatically sent an email using azure Active Directory for the credentials... 20 minutes of googling and tada there is the answer. There are rare exceptions like creating some prototypes for the HoloLens or building a tracking system from the ground up... but those dont happen often.

I am at a loss for what to do. I am very successful, but I am bored... not at the point of unhappy, but... i just dont know. Every year I debate on quitting my job and developing a videogame, but i fear i would get bored of that too...

Sorry for the rant, any advice or insight would be cool.
I'm in the same situation as you are for quit some years now, just in another job. And it won't get any better...
In my case I decided to re-educate myself to become a programmer, started last year in evening school. I'm keeping myself happy for now by transferring my knowledge and techniques to less experienced colleagues, knowing I'm leaving this wonderful job in a few years. Trying to leave my stamp...

Personally, if I was in your shoes, I would think to start working part-time as developer, and try my chances at game development. Or maybe start to work (probably for less) at a startup of charity group?
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