When I lived on Guadalajara, one of the biggest world-wide IT services company established on the city, and they started to hire as crazy. Before that, my contact with english speakers were mostly US or UK native speakers, but then it was fairly normal to start knowing people from India. Most of my friends are software or computer systems engineers, and I remember being traveling around the city on a car with 4 of my Mexican friends and an Indian guy (no, is not a joke).
Treasure Wild Ducks I learned the concept of Wild Ducks on IBM. I was on a team where it didn’t feel it was applied by the local management (actually it was the other way around), but it was encouraged by the worldwide leaders. The concept is very simple, and was explained with a video. If you feed a wild duck (regularly), -and it leaves the flock- it becomes domestic. A wild duck is a person with unconventional ideas, someone who challengue the status quo.
Because I don’t have a spanish keyboard. When I was hired I was given with a latin american keyboard, but after I moved to USA my computer (with Windows 10) started to use the hard disk a lot, some days for 99% of the capacity for hours. My guess is that was swaping, but disabling/tweaking the some Windows settings didn’t fix the issue. So instead of spend more time troubleshooting, I got a new computer, HP again with Windows 10, more RAM, better processor but with an us-english keyboard.
Every engineer needs to know a Silicon Valley Every engineer that wants to make his or her hometown a Silicon Valley should live in a Silicon Valley. Or at least consider himself an insider. I wish I had learn that years ago, and if not moving immediately, prepare for it. I can’t change the past but I have the oportunity to change the future of some people -including my brother-.
Get TN visa for me was as easy as a tourist VISA. O maybe easiest. I was a little anxious, even if my friends told me to not be. Is not that I really need to have the VISA, Guadalajara is a place with many open positions, but paperwork always put me anxious. Another event happened, at the time of writing we know that Mr. Trump it’s the elect president of the United States of America, one of the many campaign promises includes the renegotiation of the NAFTA (TLC on Mexico), which includes the TN visa.