Yes, I am a Syrian. And yes I live in Syria. I am not gonna hide that anymore.
I am a junior software developer with only 1.5 years experience. I work hard like really really hard. I want to be a professional, and I am grinding day after day to make it, to get out Syria and get a visa and end all of this suffering.
Recently I got a job, a remote Nodejs backend developer in a company based in Berlin. Very complex system, that includes Mongodb, ES, Redis and so many other internal projects. For a junior developer, that was scary af, but I worked hard day after day to understand the system. Only after 2 weeks, I was deploying to production, I understood the importants parts of the system so quickly. People asked me questions, mentioned me on Slack to give my opinion. I was there sitting on my laptop all day, and just enjoying my time and escaping all the shit around me in this country.
Last Tuesday, I was working on an ugly bug, and it was 9 pm and still working, finally I got that sweet green light on Jenkins, so I went to Github to check if everything is correct and then suddenly I got restricted because my VPN just stopped without any reason, and Github noticed that I logged in from Syria so they restricted me for that.
My company was afraid it may affect their repos, or causing them troubles so they fired me.
It is just so unfair. Getting this job was everything I dreamed of and now I am on the edge like I lost everything.
I can't get a proper job here, no one does code review, or standups or devops, and I don't care about the money, I just want that. I don't know what to do, all what I want is to leave Syria, and start a new life where everything is normal.
Here’s a link to express entry https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada/express-entry.html yes it is called express entry. We’re fucked, we don’t give green cards to guys like you. They do, no work visa shit, straight path to citizenship, you’ll be Canadian in about 3-5 years