I apologize for the inconvenience, but at the moment we're working with RoR for certain things and not Django. That said, we're looking for any good developers meaning also developers who can learn new things quick and use them in a professional, stable, reliable, secure, dependable system.
I'm a graphic designer. But my friend Premek ofcourse know how to code. But after many small „projects“ we wanted to make it the right way. Well obviously „the right way“ wasn't the right way, we only thought it is at that time.
And what we were doing? Well... we were stupid. We were able to produce but not to sell.
Hey, just wondernig how your model works. I'm an SAT tutor and want to implement something similar. So you give away the explanations for free online, and charge for PDF? And get tutoring opportunities from the free book marketing. Do you teach online?
I came here about 3 years ago to train some iPhone devs for a friend's company. Ended up making a lot of friends out here in the process. Even though it's mostly an illusion, there is a certain sense of freedom here. It's also the safest of the SE Asian countries, imho.
I live in a more upscale part of Saigon, so my rent isn't typical. But compared to what I was paying in NYC, it's not a lot. I pay $700 for a 2 bedroom in a high rise, about $100 for electricity. I have fiber internet, 40mbps, which is about $75 a month. 3G on my phone is about $5-10 a month. The sum of all of that is almost a quarter of what I was paying in NYC every month.
I'm living in Vietnam as well. Dalat is up in the mountains, has cool weather all year round, and is much cheaper than Saigon. A room for rent is about $100 per month, a Banh Mi roll is about 10 cents. The main disadvantage of living up there is that there is no programmer community. But, if you just need to sit in a room and code and save money, it's perfect! Also, the people are super friendly. :-) Best experience of my life.
It would be quite difficult to beat these lectures, while they appear a bit dated, the content is great.
SICP is a great way to learn about programming, although I am very surprised they got through the whole book in an introductory course. Chapters 4 and 5 cover some topics I was barely aware of nearing the end of my formal CS education.