What’s it’s like working as a software engineer in the city versus in the country or Midwest? I live in the Midwest and I’m wondering if I’m missing out on anything

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The networking for one thing.

It depends on what your priorities are. It's possible you're missing out on making connections with other techies for starters, and also being in a big tech hub might give you more exposure to new technologies more quickly just by osmosis. But there's tradeoffs to everything, ya know.

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