I live in a city of roughly 15,000 people in regional Australia. The industries here are agriculture and energy - the nearby La Trobe Valley produces a lot of the state’s electricity. I actually wanted to be a farmer, but developing a disability at age 13 put paid to that dream. I can’t drive (currently - working on getting my license at the moment) and there are no networking type meetings and events I can get to. I have no previous professional connections because I have never worked due to long term disability (I’m 34 now).
I am starting to know enough about programming to answer the questions of other beginners, although I have low confidence. But I am going to set myself to answer a question on FCC as often as I know the answer. I hear this is one way to build a network online, but is it actually possible to build a meaningful network 100% online? Can you get away without in-person stuff? I will need a driver’s license before I can work because remote jobs are so rare but don’t know how long it will take me to be able to learn to drive, and the advice seems to be “start networking NOW”. I am just unsure of what I should be doing to achieve that. Does anyone have any additional advice?