Dear crustaceans, may I pick your collective brains for some advice?
For various personal reasons, I am increasingly interested in remote working. I am equally interested in permanent, salaried remote work and freelance/consulting remote work.
However, most of my work experience to date has been in very remote-unfriendly fields: mainly HPC and now robotics. I’ve done lots of C, C++, assembly, a bit of Fortran. I don’t see a lot of remote job ads for this sort of thing.
In my ever decreasing spare time, I’ve programmed in dozens of other languages… but never more than small personal projects. I don’t have much spare time so I’d like to focus on learning something - probably by contributing to an open source project of some sort - that would help me to get remote work in the future. Any ideas? Browsing Stack Overflow’s job ads suggests that most remote jobs go to “full stack” developers working on websites. Is that true? What does “full stack” really mean anyway? (For a happy, fleeting moment, I thought I could get paid to use Forth. Sadly, I think it’s a different sort of stack.)