Getting your first remote job

Who am I

  • My name is Raniere Silva
  • My online username is rgaiacs
  • I'm Brazilian
  • Is my first time visiting Namibia
  • I worked as remote software developer

My 1st job

  • recommended by a friend
  • interviewed by product owner
  • e-commerce in Brazil
  • Fixed price per project
  • Solo developer
  • use of stable code
  • use of 3rd party API
  • stayed ~6 months due termination of contract

My 2nd job

  • posted in a user mailing list
  • interviewed by lead software developer
  • start-up in the US
  • Fixed price per hour
  • 3rd developer
  • use of new features
  • no use of 3rd party API
  • stayed ~6 months due move to another job

Pros

Income

Flexibility

Diversity

Cons

Taxes

24/7

Solitude

Letter to my past self

1. Open source is the future

2. Join user groups

3. Build a portfolio

4. Ask for mercy, not permission

5. Make job application your hobby

Internship

Google Summer of Code

Outreachy

Tinder for freelancers

Some options

  • Toptal http://www.toptal.com/
  • Upwork https://www.upwork.com/
  • Fiverr https://www.fiverr.com/
  • Freelancer http://freelancer.com/
  • OpenTeams https://openteams.com/

Ask Me Anything

Recommended Reading List

  • On Getting Rejected a Lot (and Liking It) by Blair Braverman https://www.outsideonline.com/2400888/life-unfair-rejection-great
  • The struggles of an open source maintainer by antirez http://antirez.com/news/129
  • Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O'Neil

Python Namibia Week Of Code - Getting your first remote job

By Raniere Silva

Python Namibia Week Of Code - Getting your first remote job

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