Well, long, long ago, in about 2007 when I was a freshman in college, I made friends with this girl Joanna. Honestly besides both being art majors and some overlaps in our nerddom (we both liked Harry Potter and old school video games), we didn’t have a ton in common. One thing we did have in common was a desire to create things, but lack of self discipline to do it on our own. Joanna left our college in the middle of our sophomore year, but we have stayed friends through weekly (or near weekly) video chats where we catch up on each other’s lives and then get to work on our side projects.
I found that I was getting way more done during our video chats than I was on my own, and I wanted to bring this concept to a large group setting. It’s easier to get work done when you schedule time to do it and have other people expecting you to be there.
I had the idea for Side Projects Club spinning around in my head for months before I decided to just do it. The first meeting was September 5th, 2015, and it’s been drifting along ever since.