Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Escape from the US

I returned from OSCON 2011 exhausted, but happy. I've attended this convention several times before, but this was my first time doing so with the specific role of trying to recruit people. I even gave a well-received five minute "lightning talk" explaining what the information economy is and how it lets IT workers move to other countries:

The most interesting bit, though, was one of my Dutch colleagues mentioning that he had many potential candidates from the US and every single one of them gave the same reason for being interested in a move to Amsterdam: they wanted to escape US politics. Make of that what you will.
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