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The Newbie Team

The Newbie Team posts news, tips and general goodness that can be useful for all Newbies. We always try to find Newbie related information that will help all Newbies on their new life in Sweden. Please let us know if there is something you wish we'd write more about and we will try to add it to our repertoire.

A Toe In The Water

Okay, I could tell the usual stories about living in Sweden – you’ve heard variations of them a million times. The ones about Swedish being such a difficult language. It is. I have been here ten years off and on and can still only hold conversations with three year olds. Or the endless horror tales […]

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Great Travel Websites for Newbies

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Summer is over now, but it’s just another excuse to light up the gloomy days with an expedition. As a newbie, it is common to travel a bit – to visit family and friends back home AND we also have family and friends come to visit us. Yay! But even though the actual visits are […]

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Join the Celebration of Diversity festival the 24-27th of October in Stockholm

Mångfaldsfestivalen (The Celebration of Diversity) is organised by and for asylum seekers and other migrants, and their Swedish friends. As the Swedish weather is getting worse by the day and the sun is disappearing, we invite you to enjoy our multiple cultures, explore, have fun and make new friends, so we can be in great […]

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Should You Worry about Cyber Security in Sweden?

Presented by Harold Kilpatrick When it comes to technology, Sweden is rather advanced, with more than 95% of its residents having access to the internet. But with all the benefits this brings, some use technology for evil rather than for good. That’s especially evident with hackers who thirst to get the better of your sensitive […]

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Unexpected Cultural Norms in Sweden

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Presented by iBus Media When moving to a new country it’s always helpful to study up on some of the cultural norms. There’s nothing worse than being caught off-guard when trying to blend in somewhere new. However, while most countries are forgiving when someone new breaks a cultural custom, some things should preferable be avoided. […]

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Change your career in 4 months – Camron’s Story

Changing your career and entering the job market with over 1 million job opportunities – all of that is possible with Craft Academy courses, just in 4 months. Don’t believe it? Read our interview with Camron and see how he managed to do it. And don’t miss the special discount for our Newbie readers. Created with Craft Academy Who are you and how come you decided to apply to Craft Academy?  My name is Camron and although I’m a Swedish citizen, I have lived abroad most of my life and have just returned to Sweden. So in a sense, I’m an expat and […]

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Become a programmer in 4 months – Alecia’s story

It took a while for us to make this interview happen. Why? Well, the boot camp tasks keeps Alecia busy! But she’s on the fast track to change her career and become a programmer in just 4 months. Find out what kind of challenges meets the aspiring programmer during a typical boot camp day. Sounds interesting? Then don’t miss your chance to get a discount for the programming courses. Created with Craft Academy Who are you and how come you decided to apply to Craft Academy?  My name is Alecia. I’m 33 […]

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How to become a developer and change your career in 4 months – Amanda’s Story

How long does it take to learn programming from scratch? Read this amazing story on a newbie who decided to become a developer with Craft Academy. Feel inspired? Make sure to get a special discount code to the course below! 😉 Created with Craft Academy Amanda is a newbie from Georgia. She lives in Sweden and, as […]

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