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Re^2: (OT) On starting a new job

by jacques (Priest)
on Dec 01, 2004 at 21:41 UTC ( #411587=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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As far as behavioral traits, who is to say what constitutes "fitting in"?

Something that greatly interests me are expat programmers, specifically Americans working in Asia.

I know of one American programmer who is working in Beijing, China. He has done some Perl, including a Mason project called "Brick Builder," I believe. He keeps an online journal, but sadly his site was down the last time I checked.

What interests me about his situation are the cultural differences he encounters at his work place. What are Chinese programmers like in China? What are the work habits? How does he fit in?

Teaching English is a very popular way for westerners to work and live overseas. But I would like to see how far my programming skills will take me. Can Perl take me to the other side of the world? Why not.

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Re^3: (OT) On starting a new job
by samtregar (Abbot) on Dec 01, 2004 at 22:59 UTC
    Something that greatly interests me are expat programmers

    Me too. I have this recurring fantasy where I get a short-term contract job in Japan which pays enough to justify the travel. Not that I speak Japanese or anything, but hey...

    Simon Cozen's blog sometimes has interesting stuff along these lines, but less so since he caught the God bug. Elaine Ashton's blog is also a good spot to fantasize about leaving the country.


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