Thanks for this amazing forum (thankfully it’s back online - wasn’t working for me for a while) and thanks for your time in advance!
I am now preparing to apply for a GT visa and have a question. I’ve stumbled upon an article https://medium.com/@ryzalyusoff/how-i-got-my-uk-technation-exceptional-talent-visa-4e912af68ff0 that claims that side projects, supposedly without huge traction or anything like that, were used as essential pieces of evidence of creativity and/or continuous learning (which has been deprecated since) within the application.
This is the exact quote: “details of my side projects that I have done showing my continuous learning / mastery of new digital skills”.
In my case, work I’ve been doing mostly for fun, developing web projects end-to-end, could be one of the foundational pillars of evidence. However, I am struggling to understand whether or not it’s still relevant and can be used to support any of the optional or even mandatory criteria.
A clarification: my projects aren’t open sourced because of their nature (I didn’t intend to make them open source in the first place, neither it would be very useful for the community to have the business logic exposed just for the sake of it) but I certainly can provide a list of commits from private repos. I can even make them public for a while if that’s required.
Appreciate your advice and opinion,