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I live in a shitty europe 3rd world country and i want to know what does it take to move out and live in silicon valley so i can sacrifice 5 years of my life in exchange for practical experience among worlds smartest people?

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    If you have legit experience of at least one year try Canada.
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    it would take a lot of work, some starving from time to time and/or eating shitty, taking major risk from living areas and arrangements to not getting paid for work

    i wouldn't go for sillicon valley, i've met enough people from cali and i wouldn't say "smartest", and even if you end up among the smartest i wouldn't say smartest is "best" or nice/kind

    most big cities are a tech opportunity. dice/careerbuilder have plenty to scope out.

    gl
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    If that shitty 3rd world country is a member of the european union it would be far easier to go to another european country instead (London, Amsterdam and Stockholm all have lots of tech startups and a serious shortage of competent developers)
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    @ItsNotMyFault i thought UK exited. I don't watch TV that often tbh
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    @ItsNotMyFault

    *kauf kauf*

    U S A! U S A! ...anybody? D= anybody?
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    @fuck2code They havn't left yet. Of you hurry you might make it in :)
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    @ItsNotMyFault nah. Switzerland is the country I'll move to at some point
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    @ItsNotMyFault we are not even in european union lol
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    @fuck2code Switzerland is fucking expensive country!
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    @mohammed yes but the pay is fucking good. And their health care is also fucking amazing.
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    @fuck2code All the best,

    I hope you find a job within a week of landing there!
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    @mohammed thanks! Same to you man! There are other reasons I want to move there but yeah, the health care one is interesting especially when I come from a shithole
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    @fuck2code Thanks. The scenery is fucking amazing there, the mountains, nature .... etc
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    @mohammed I agree. If I don't like it the Nordic countries are next. Those are great too AFAIK.
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    I live in Switzerland, it is OK but not better than anywhere else. We are paid good, but not that good, because living costs are really high. But yes the direct democracy and health care systems, our lakes and mountains and not to forget the public transportation system, are all great ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    @2erXre5 I think Switzerland in terms of money is like Australia you get paid good but the living costs are high which cancels each other!
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    @mohammed exactly. If you are paid on a median level you will earn enough, but not extraordinary
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    @2erXre5 thank you for clearing that up for us :)
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    > European
    > 3rd world country
    ๐Ÿคจ

    Anyway, I've heard that renting a place in or around Silicon Valley is extremely expensive, so much so that even the high wages there can cause people to move out because they're losing money on rent. Personally I'd stay in Europe and just move to a member nation that suits you better. I mean, you wouldn't have to deal with visas and things like that so to me it's kind of a no-brainer.
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    @Condor

    def true, ppl i know in cali all HAVE to have room mates. had a driver tell me he moved out because 90% of his check went to rent

    but hey, maybe he wants to come to the US so he can have trump be his prez? he's a classy guy.
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    I don't know about you, but "rapidly failing startups" does not sound smart for me.
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    @credibleWanker at least they gain new experience by it and learn from the mistakes.
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    @senzory

    Hopefully they do. I'm not really quite fond of the idea of grouping everyone in a single area together and try to innovate something new, it just sounds like an echo chamber to me.

    Invent something new? Probably. Invent something feasible or practical for the outside world? Most unlikely.
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