Dmitri Geller

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>It's harder for programmers from less-privileged nations achieve success
But it can be easier if you work remotely. The number of remote jobs in IT is growing. And, participation in the most open source projects means -
a remote work.

Yes, it is not easy to find a remote position. Therefore I built - an aggregator for remote jobs
in tech and non-tech.

It lists remote jobs in per technology stack. And, it shows you only the jobs having phrases like “team is entirely remote” or “work from whenever you want” in the job description. (Jobs saying something like “remotely on Friday” or “occasional remote working” are filtered out.)

(And yes, I'm the author)

>I didn't own a computer until I was 18, and I didn't start programming until I was a 19-year-old high school senior, and had to write a lot of code on paper because I couldn't be carrying my big desktop to school.

Well, during last years of USSR I built a self-made ZX Spectrum (Z80A Processor, 64K RAM) Clone just to have a computer and to play games (and to try some programming in BASIC).

It was possible to buy all the elements: the CPU, the RAM chips, controllers and the PCB. And after this... you have to install all the elements into PCB, solder it... connect to your TV and to cassette player (floppy disks was too expensive)...

And today we have smartphones ))