Brisbane’s brain drain - Coen Hyde

Each year, Brisbane generates a surprisingly large, diverse pool of software developers. However, stories about outstanding people who outgrow Brisbane and move onto greener pastures are all too familiar. Some are headhunted, others relocate to start businesses or seek employment elsewhere. While you hear the occasional story of someone who’s returning to Brisbane after a successful stint overseas, on balance it seems the city is losing a large number of experienced developers who would otherwise be pillars of local technology companies. This series explores why all our friends are leaving Brisbane. We profile some of the talented developers who have left on the promise of a better career.

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