How about just... starting a regular IT business?
I posted a topic about making a job board in France (I am Polish) and people - which I am grateful about - showed me that I actually know very little about that market.
I also wanted to go to some non-tech conventions (fashion, manufacturing etc.) and ask them for any ideas, but somebody rightfully pointed out, that I should find a project I am passionate about.
Hence I am still looking for business/side projects ideas. I am looking for something strictly to monetize on, rather than hobby or a project to learn.
Here are some ideas, or rather "sketches" of ideas, divided by my interests:
(I am studying math on weekends - in Poland we have weekend universities. I do it both from passion and in order to learn machine learning as deeply as possible.)
I love math, so I would love to pivot this project into something monetizable. Some half-baked ideas are:
(If people don't have ideas, they just make job boards. In Poland we have already too much job boards dedicated to programming, hence I am reluctant. On the other hand I actually care about the topic - I change jobs quite often and I am always on the lookout for something better)
Still have some ideas for job boards:
machine learning dedicated job board - there is nothing like that in Poland, and ML and Data Science grow in popularity
"exclusive" job board - that is a job board, where recruiters are always required to post: salary possibilities, photos of space where developer will be working, contact info to team members with whom a developer will be actually working, info about the stack of the project developer will work in - including unit test coverage, all libraries used etc.
This might sound crazy, but few years ago, giving salary info seemed crazy and now (in Poland) everyone does that. Recruiters are trully desperate in our country to find good devs, hence I actually think they would be willing this extra effort, if board actually had good visit numbers (maybe It could be paid to even see the offers? - it would be for experienced devs, who are looking for something truly "extra" in their jobs)
(I travel quite often. Also I am in long distance relationship with a girl from France. I still have some problems with using skyscanner and few other alternatives. This will be more list of problems and not actual ideas:)
I can't easily find shortest possible/weekend trips with skyscanner. I like to go for short trips to other countries, for not more than 3-4 days. I want to waste as little of my holiday days as possible.
I can't see from which airport it would be cheapest for me to travel - Poznań is very close to Berlin, so sometimes it's cheaper to go to Berlin and fly from there (counting in bus expenses to go to Berlin). Currently I need to manually check by hand: prices in Poznań, Berlin, Warsaw...
I would like to travel like that with my girlfriend, but we are flying from separate cities, even separate countries. I want an app that would schedule a travel for both of us, as cheap as possible. We have recently setup a trip to Venice, so it's possible, but very difficult to do.