A lot (most, really) of my free time is spent working on side-projects. I tend to favour ideas that have a clear business plan, but I also often get the itch to do a 'weekend project' and open source it.
CourseCraft is a hosted e-course creator and sales platform – a middle-ground between curated, approval based e-course creators and spending time and money setting it all up yourself.
Mr. Pasword is a CoffeeScript/Backbone and Bootstrap project which uses the Dropbox API as a password vault, a lot like 1PasswordAnywhere. It uses SJCL for client-side encryption/decryption. I spent a lot of time on tooling so that the result of a production build is a very well contained single page application.
While working at Stripe I whipped up a small demo/example app that integrates Stripe Connect (both OAuth as well as the new managed account features).
This is a guided tour plugin written with CoffeeScript and jQuery which I set out to do in a weekend (a few finishing touches and fixes were made in the following weeks).
I wanted a tour plugin that was easily extensible, that didn't do too much magic. For example if you want auto-progression through the 'legs' in your tour, it's up to you to write a
setInterval and call the