April 19, 2016
To all Portuguese Programmers that already had that though of working in London, but did not made the decision, yet.
Have you ever considered what is like to work in London? Have you ever had that thought? And you also had the other thoughts….the circumstances, or the excuses? Because I have a girlfriend, a wife, kids, the house, the dog, the cat, whatever, I bet there are millions of excuses to move before ever considering any of its benefits. Is just a choice, and there are things more important than others for each of us. Circumstances change because they are bound to time and thought. I do understand, however I do not understand why people have choices and keep complaining, but that’s other story… 🙂
But, now, imagine that the part of your the brain that creates excuses was shut down, and you can’t just produce them. Feel only the benefits for your career? Your personal life? The new technologies you will learn? The people you will meet? The millions of choices you have in the silicon roundabout? Culture? Music? Functional Programming? “Big Data”, AWS, Scala, node.js, DevOps, Microservices, whatever, you name it. You’ll find it here and you will learn it here.
Since the beginning of this week, I’ve been approached by more than 10 recruiters, either by phone, mail and linkedin. They are a lot of them, because there is a big demand for programmers. London is receiving a lot of investment for startups that are really growing. I do notice this same trend in other cities in Europe… OMG, are we in a bubble? 🙂 🙂
Want to start a business? What about a Business Accelerator? They even pay you to learn? Check these, for example:
Want to learn some other stuff? There are meetups for anything you can imagine 🙂
Ok, now your part of the brain that creates excuses is on, forget about all of that.
Really, if you want to make that move, I can help you personally. I had different circumstances, but if you make that choice, please let me know and I can help.
Let me read your thoughts…