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Rubyを持て、世界に出よう

  1. 1. Ruby Know Ruby, Will Travel Hiro Asari Engine Yard, Inc. http://www.flickr.com/photos/34530295@N06/5838467145Monday, July 18, 2011
  2. 2. Important announcementMonday, July 18, 2011
  3. 3. World Cup Champions!Monday, July 18, 2011
  4. 4. World Cup Champions!Monday, July 18, 2011
  5. 5. Ruby Know Ruby, Will Travel Hiro Asari Engine Yard, Inc. http://www.flickr.com/photos/34530295@N06/5838467145Monday, July 18, 2011
  6. 6. About me • Engine Yard JRuby JRuby Support Engineer at Engine YardMonday, July 18, 2011
  7. 7. About me • Been living in the US since collegeMonday, July 18, 2011
  8. 8. Why work overseas? • Ask Matz • As for me, one thing led to another…Monday, July 18, 2011
  9. 9. A Turning Point • Grew Scholarship • For high school students • http://www.grew-bancroft.or.jp/Monday, July 18, 2011
  10. 10. Ruby? • Ruby There is nothing special about Ruby in this talk. • Python Java PHP Honestly, it could’ve just as well been Python, Java, or even PHP.Monday, July 18, 2011
  11. 11. 3 Things You Need to Work Overseas • Communication Skills • Legal Status (Visa) • Job OfferMonday, July 18, 2011
  12. 12. Language Barrier http://www.flickr.com/photos/7254524@N08/2254056957Monday, July 18, 2011
  13. 13. Which Language? http://www.flickr.com/photos/37335357@N00/4121161376Monday, July 18, 2011
  14. 14. English Still the lingua franca http://www.flickr.com/photos/55497864@N00/4191682449Monday, July 18, 2011
  15. 15. Chinese Have potential http://www.flickr.com/photos/59703194@N00/2472958311Monday, July 18, 2011
  16. 16. To Learn English… • Motivation required • It can be as simple as “I want to speak with that person.” After all, this is the primary motive for children to learn a language.Monday, July 18, 2011
  17. 17. How Fluent do you have to be? • I don’t know. • But if you wait until you are perfect, you’ll miss the chance to communicate with others.Monday, July 18, 2011
  18. 18. How Fluent do you have to be? • Very few natives speak grammatically correct English 100% of the time.Monday, July 18, 2011
  19. 19. How? • Solid foundation proves helpful. • 600Monday, July 18, 2011
  20. 20. How? • Learn from anything and everythingMonday, July 18, 2011
  21. 21. … For example…Monday, July 18, 2011
  22. 22. Learn From Music • If I needed someone to love I learned the past tense You’re the one that in the subjunctive mood I’d be thinking of from the BeatlesMonday, July 18, 2011
  23. 23. Learn From Music, part 2 God save the Queen We mean it man We love our Queen God saves http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~sx4t-akym/others/pistols_translation.htm#02Monday, July 18, 2011
  24. 24. Learn From Music, part 2 • God save the Queen We mean it, man We love our Queen God saves http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~sx4t-akym/others/pistols_translation.htm#02Monday, July 18, 2011
  25. 25. How? • Don’t translate. • Translation is in essence the composition in Japanese.Monday, July 18, 2011
  26. 26. How? • Buy an “English-English” dictionary • Pictures Dictionary could be useful http://www.flickr.com/photos/98609821@N00/4815236233Monday, July 18, 2011
  27. 27. How? • “The English Japanese people speak” • “I ate a chicken last night.” vs “I ate chicken last night.”Monday, July 18, 2011
  28. 28. How? • Speak a lot, write a lot. • Keep at it.Monday, July 18, 2011
  29. 29. The Mental Side • No one can hear you if you don’t speak up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/25232127@N00/347638513Monday, July 18, 2011
  30. 30. The Mental Side • They will listen (patiently, even) if you have something interesting to say. http://www.flickr.com/photos/92822286@N00/5522793626Monday, July 18, 2011
  31. 31. The Mental Side • … “The common language in the scientific world should be poor English” http://d.hatena.ne.jp/lovelovedog/20101016/hetaMonday, July 18, 2011
  32. 32. Legal issues • You need a visa to legally work in the US. • You can sneak in if you work at a “Japanese” restaurant. • IANALMonday, July 18, 2011
  33. 33. US Visa Classifications • Family-based • Employment-based • Student • Investor • LotteryMonday, July 18, 2011
  34. 34. Visas • Family-based • Marriage • Adoption • Sponsorship by a relative who has permanent residence http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035786238@N01/78128272Monday, July 18, 2011
  35. 35. Visas • Employment-based • H-1 H-1 visa situation is volatile • Annual Quota • Larger employers tend to have knowledgeable legal staff to help youMonday, July 18, 2011
  36. 36. VisasMonday, July 18, 2011
  37. 37. Visas • Student • Transferable • Invalid for off-campus employment • Seek a job while in schoolMonday, July 18, 2011
  38. 38. Visas • Investor • 10 With enough capital ($10K or so), this might be the shortest pathMonday, July 18, 2011
  39. 39. Visas • Diversity Lottery • http://www.dvlottery.state.gov • Good luck!Monday, July 18, 2011
  40. 40. Visas • “Startup” visa • … Only whispers now, but may gain tractionMonday, July 18, 2011
  41. 41. Elsewhere… • 25 Consider Working Holidays • Not for career • Use it for networking, perhapsMonday, July 18, 2011
  42. 42. Job Search • In the case of the USA • Job search is a game in which you market your abilities to your potential employerMonday, July 18, 2011
  43. 43. Job Search • Different rules apply in the US • No set format for résumés • It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of age, sex, or appearance.Monday, July 18, 2011
  44. 44. Job Search • It’s not what you know, but who you know.Monday, July 18, 2011
  45. 45. Networking for Engineers • Publish or perish • github Are you on github? Why not?Monday, July 18, 2011
  46. 46. Networking for Engineers • Attend conferences overseas, and network with fellow attendeesMonday, July 18, 2011
  47. 47. SNS Business-oriented SNS • LinkedIn JRuby Consider LinkedIn, which uses JRuby.Monday, July 18, 2011
  48. 48. Ruby The Last RubyKaigi Thank you, staff!Monday, July 18, 2011
  49. 49. Github T-shirts!Monday, July 18, 2011
  50. 50. The End Twitter @hiro_asari G+ http://gplus.to/hiroasari LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/hiroasari asari.ruby@gmail.com hasari@engineyard.com http://github.com/banzaimanMonday, July 18, 2011
  51. 51. Thank You Twitter @hiro_asari G+ http://gplus.to/hiroasari LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/in/hiroasari asari.ruby@gmail.com hasari@engineyard.com http://github.com/banzaimanMonday, July 18, 2011

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