Want to win a trip to learn to code? Imagine this: You wake up to the sound of distant waves lapping against the shore. A gentle breeze blows through the open window. After a little coding, you’ll spend your afternoon riding the swell and doing yoga on the beach. You slowly smile. It’s another day in paradise.
For digital nomads, this is the daily routine. Instead of rushing to the office, they saunter to the sauna. They’ve traded their morning commute through traffic for a stroll to the hammock. And cubicles, fluorescent lights and city smog have all been replaced by surfboards, tropical sun, and salty, seaside air.
It sounds like a distant dream, but for many folks, this fantasy is becoming a reality. In fact in 2014 it was reported that 53 million Americans are now working freelance, with 69% citing advances in technology as the reason. Working remotely for those on fixed contracts has also seen a dramatic rise, with a 26% increase in remote job postings in 2014.
One of the best ways to start a life as a digital nomad is by starting a career in UX Design or Web Development. For these jobs, you’ll just need a laptop, an Internet connection, and some electricity. Where you set up shop is up to you.
Not sure where to start? You’re in luck! CareerFoundry, one of the leading providers of online, mentored courses to learn to code, is giving away a Code & Surf retreat in Santa Cruz, California, to kick start your new life.
For the Code & Surf Retreat, 3 winners will receive a prize package, worth $4000 . This includes accommodation at the OutSite House, enrollment in one of CareerFoundry’s exclusive mentored courses in Web Development or UX Design, surf lessons, one-on-one mentoring, and more. All you have to do is sign up at the Code & Surf Contest site . Et voila, learn to code in the mornings, and spend your afternoons surfing and enjoying beautiful Santa Cruz.
The drawing will be held at end of June with three winners chosen at random. The retreat takes place between August 8th and August 15th, 2015.
Check out this trailer for the Code & Surf Retreat. Also, check out CareerFoundry’s offerings of mentored, online courses to learn how to code and design UX.