Whenever I finish a major milestone or project, I often feel a bit of sadness that I don’t get to work on it anymore. I think this is because I tend to jump in wholeheartedly for each new project. That said, my patented method for dealing with this feeling of emptiness is to just ask anyone who will listen if they could use help. Poke colleagues, friends, family, and twitter-folk. There are always people trying to do interesting things and they’re under-resourced.
If you have a project that you think could benefit from a hobbyist coder, economic analyst, and general public policy wonk, let me know!