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Old 03-06-2018, 09:21 PM   #21
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You can do what I did

I went to a school for computer programming, javascript specifically.
I went lambda school an online program out of California.
The school has a really cool system.
You pay $0.00 up front
After youíve graduated
And youíre making a salary over 50,000.00, specifically as a software engineer, you pay them back.
This is how that works.

You agree to pay them 18% of your income (pre tax) for 2 years, with a cap of 30,000.00 (cash price is like 16,000)

The program is far more intensive then a boot camp coding program.
(Which usually run 8 weeks)
Itís 100% LIVE instruction not recorded
The program has 2 formats
6 months 60 hours a week
12 months 30 hours a week in the evening
I graduated from the program recently, and it turns out I have a decent ability in JavaScript coding
I just got a job paying me 130k a year fully online.
With benefits.
But as an entry level average skills employee you can easily expect to make 70-90k (with the right training) most programming boot camps are scammy and require big $$$ upfront.
These people are willing to guarantee you a good job

Computer ďscienceĒ or programming is the one of the professions that will enable people to comfortably live nomadically.
With expenses the way I figure
And spending 50k on a remodel of my bus
We expect to buy a small house every 3-4 years. And rent them out
These will act as very decent supplemental income, and retirement later
ALSO
As a programmer you can easily get contract work. Instead of full time you are on a 3-6 month contract doing whatever.
Pay is typically better too
Iím planning on using the new HughesNet network
If youíre remote boondocking
It allows you to set up your satellite anywhere you want, pointed south, and get a 50mbps link. For about 80.00 per month.
This allows anyone to do a skoolie as remote as you want

I know people with zero tech background, a plumber and an art student, who were in my grad class who both have jobs as JS programmers.
Itís like learning a foreign language. Itíll take a lot of practice but you, your bf, or any old fart, can do it.
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:00 PM   #22
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:00 PM   #23
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I'm part of a covert rapid response team that covers up alie.... oh I'm sorry you were saying?

In all seriousness. I have a regular 9 to 5 job that has me building a rig as a weekend / 2 weeks a year escape pod...
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:11 PM   #24
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You can do what I did

I went to a school for computer programming, javascript specifically.
I went lambda school an online program out of California.
The school has a really cool system.
You pay $0.00 up front
After youíve graduated
And youíre making a salary over 50,000.00, specifically as a software engineer, you pay them back.
This is how that works.

You agree to pay them 18% of your income (pre tax) for 2 years, with a cap of 30,000.00 (cash price is like 16,000)

The program is far more intensive then a boot camp coding program.
(Which usually run 8 weeks)
Itís 100% LIVE instruction not recorded
The program has 2 formats
6 months 60 hours a week
12 months 30 hours a week in the evening
I graduated from the program recently, and it turns out I have a decent ability in JavaScript coding
I just got a job paying me 130k a year fully online.
With benefits.
But as an entry level average skills employee you can easily expect to make 70-90k (with the right training) most programming boot camps are scammy and require big $$$ upfront.
These people are willing to guarantee you a good job

Computer ďscienceĒ or programming is the one of the professions that will enable people to comfortably live nomadically.
With expenses the way I figure
And spending 50k on a remodel of my bus
We expect to buy a small house every 3-4 years. And rent them out
These will act as very decent supplemental income, and retirement later
ALSO
As a programmer you can easily get contract work. Instead of full time you are on a 3-6 month contract doing whatever.
Pay is typically better too
Iím planning on using the new HughesNet network
If youíre remote boondocking
It allows you to set up your satellite anywhere you want, pointed south, and get a 50mbps link. For about 80.00 per month.
This allows anyone to do a skoolie as remote as you want

I know people with zero tech background, a plumber and an art student, who were in my grad class who both have jobs as JS programmers.
Itís like learning a foreign language. Itíll take a lot of practice but you, your bf, or any old fart, can do it.
Good stuff.. and even though a lot of people seem to want to ditch JavaSvcript its still around and in a big way... same with PHP.. add PHP to the mix and you can maintain a ton of websites and applicatiopns already in existence.. many of the young coders are ditching PHP as a non-player these days but its also still very much alive and well in the real world..

I use a Lot of Node and general JS in my real world applications.. once you learn how to code in JS you can easily learn to code in many other languages, as you have been taught the concepts to application development, testing, and deployment.. Learn Agile as a DEV strategy (alot fo people use AGile). and you can work most anywhere (and from anywhere that you have internet)..

I dont even need fast internet for what I do as most of my sessions are SSH tunnels. from my DEV machine to the DEV servers..
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:14 PM   #25
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Hey Bill,

It sounds like you and I have somewhat similar backgrounds. Do you find that LinkedIn is helpful in finding work while on the road?

Thanks.

S.
Sorry, Steve - I just saw this - I haven't started travelling (yet). I do scan the jobs on LinkedIN, and think it certainly would be one resource.
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Old 03-25-2018, 02:53 AM   #26
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... a lot of people seem to want to ditch JavaSvcript...
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... many of the young coders are ditching PHP as a non-player these days...
I hope both these trends continue. The world has too many bloated web sites.
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:35 AM   #27
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You can do what I did

I went to a school for computer programming, javascript specifically.
I went lambda school an online program out of California.
The school has a really cool system.
You pay $0.00 up front
After youíve graduated
And youíre making a salary over 50,000.00, specifically as a software engineer, you pay them back.
This is how that works.

You agree to pay them 18% of your income (pre tax) for 2 years, with a cap of 30,000.00 (cash price is like 16,000)

The program is far more intensive then a boot camp coding program.
(Which usually run 8 weeks)
Itís 100% LIVE instruction not recorded
The program has 2 formats
6 months 60 hours a week
12 months 30 hours a week in the evening
I graduated from the program recently, and it turns out I have a decent ability in JavaScript coding
I just got a job paying me 130k a year fully online.
With benefits.
But as an entry level average skills employee you can easily expect to make 70-90k (with the right training) most programming boot camps are scammy and require big $$$ upfront.
These people are willing to guarantee you a good job

Computer ďscienceĒ or programming is the one of the professions that will enable people to comfortably live nomadically.
With expenses the way I figure
And spending 50k on a remodel of my bus
We expect to buy a small house every 3-4 years. And rent them out
These will act as very decent supplemental income, and retirement later
ALSO
As a programmer you can easily get contract work. Instead of full time you are on a 3-6 month contract doing whatever.
Pay is typically better too
Iím planning on using the new HughesNet network
If youíre remote boondocking
It allows you to set up your satellite anywhere you want, pointed south, and get a 50mbps link. For about 80.00 per month.
This allows anyone to do a skoolie as remote as you want

I know people with zero tech background, a plumber and an art student, who were in my grad class who both have jobs as JS programmers.
Itís like learning a foreign language. Itíll take a lot of practice but you, your bf, or any old fart, can do it.
Great information!
Do you mind sharing the school and program's name?
Thank you
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Old 03-26-2018, 10:36 AM   #28
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Great information!

Do you mind sharing the school and program's name?

Thank you


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Old 03-26-2018, 09:48 PM   #29
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Wow that some really good info. Thank you for sharing that. Did you have to travel to CA for anything concerning school? And I assume you need a nice laptop etc., anything else?
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:49 PM   #30
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Wow that some really good info. Thank you for sharing that. Did you have to travel to CA for anything concerning school? And I assume you need a nice laptop etc., anything else?


No good laptop needed
The stuff youíll be doing is not very CPU intensive.
No need to go to CA
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