It could be to write a robotics application, a simulation application. Implement the cutting stock algorithm – whatever floats your boat.
If a potential hire can’t give me 5 things on their bucket list, then I am struggling to see their passion for software. I have changed my list over and over. Sometimes hearing someone else’s cool idea means I add it to my list, and sometimes I will remember an old item that makes it back to the list.
What’s on my list? Well that will cost you a beer. I will say that I have knocked 3 off out of my 10 and I am always trying…
So what’s on your software bucket list?