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So you think Tech Nation is an endorsing body for the Exceptional Talent Visa in the UK, that is, a highly professional and respected organisation that through its work and commitment deserved the right to provide endorsements to the world leading talent from the GB government? Wrong, think again: Tech Nation does not employ any experts themselves, neither does their leadership consist of anybody with any sort of Computer Science education, and what they actually do is think that the visa belongs to them, and they can do whatever they want to with applications, regardless of both domestic and European law and moral ethics, because nobody will be in the position to verify their "decisions".
This website is not a moaning website where I complain how unfair life has been to me, or cry that I didn't get the visa. It has the purpose, and the purpose is to spread the truth. It is only intended for people who are interested in finding out the real story, and are prepared to cool down their cognitive bias automatically set up with the knowledge that Tech Nation is a professional endorsing body. It is not, it's a pseudo endorsing body. The aim I pursue here is to prove that Tech Nation Visa means nothing because every single person who were in position to check my facts has cruelly denied me that right because they couldn't handle the truth. The evil person responsible for all this is still enjoying their ultimate authority, but this website is good because it's honest. Don't let doubt discourage you from fairly assessing and evaluating all the information that I have outlined here. I tried to do it in the most suitable for understanding way, because it's my job, to improve the world one step a time. I do have a life, and this website is definitely a testing/use-case project to my static web-site generator so don't you think I have nothing to do.
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Please follow these easy instructions from the Home Office, to not get the Tech Nation Visa (special guidance version annotated with the comments from Tech Nation's staff, see quoted lines for what is actually said and a comment below).
|Home Office's Guidance||Evidence In The Application||Tech Nation's Opinion|
Exceptional Promise criteria for applicants who:
1. Earlier in their careers.
We have no education and look how fine we are with £5.2mil government money — who's gonna stop us, you? And we don't need Computer Scientists for a tech visa anyway. Also UK startups suck, get lost.
2. Have yet to establish a track record in innovation;
3. Have already shown the potential to make significant contribution;
4. Demonstrate proven commercial or technical expertise in building, using, deploying or exploiting a technology stack and building technical infrastructure.
My answer to
Why You Demonstrate The Potential includes Open Source contributions:
"Cannot see track record".
"Cannot see GitHub profile".
"Tools are made using frameworks".
"His tools are not used by anyone".
So you didn't use the frameworks and made the frameworks yourself? OK but what's the difference?
And you are the one who uses your tools yourself in your own software company to grow your codebase and test and develop other tools, thus proving the expertise in building (not even exploiting) a stack and technical infrastructure? But we don't care about the guidance.
And the third tool on the list you showed us has 1000 downloads per week? We don't really check the evidence buddy, our highly skilled panel of apes can only discourage and bully.
Personal Statement talks about
"The applicant has created a number of workflow tools that are used by his colleagues that are useful internally, but they're not innovative".
"The applicant needs to have a stronger profile within the developer community".
Sorry what we really wanted was for you to invent the Web 3.0 that we can use to build communism, see how much we care about the community. And you say this evidence was not listed for an innovation criterion, but for the potential criterion, whereas there was another evidence for innovation? Oh but you know us, quality of work is not our thing.
We say we empower startups on our website and you have a UK-based startup that aims to innovate the scene and improve everyone's productivity? Well didn't you know we lie a lot?
Quality Assurance? The only quality we know is how to deceive the Home Office by providing emotionally abusive reviews on candidates.
NPM? No Please Mister. Serverless CI — but we need an email server to ignore your emails with Data Subject Requests. Containers: but our bananas already come in containers. Metadata: ...and are labeled by ripeness.
|5. Demonstrate the potential through their skills and achievements.||
Boy, we don't like you and that's it. We're Tech Nation, we don't give a s***? The Home Office will never be able to check that what we say is not true, so go help yourself with your hypnotherapy now, we're gonna keep suffering from anger and inferiority issues.
You have so much potential but we're so miserable making illegal errors everywhere in processing of your application that we get cognitive dissonance so we'd rather get rid ouf you.
|6. Provide 2 letters of recommendations.||
"His referees cannot be considered to be world leaders themselves so are not in a strong position to imply that the applicant has the potential to be a world leader."
No more comment. These are 2 successful English people? We want somebody we don't know from across the border because the UK is really out-of-fashion, son. Our goal is to speed up its decline. And the people here are not so good if you know what we mean...
Or try bringing Bill Gates and Steve Jobs next time. Oh, Jobs's dead? Tough luck mate.
7. Pick ONE key criterion:
"We can see no evidence of a profile on Github or stack overflow for example. There is no evidence that he appeared at significant conferences or events. An applicant is expected to have a profile outside of his immediate employer."
"The applicant needs to have a stronger profile within the developer community and more evidence that what he is doing is truly innovative".
So what we judge you by the criterion you didn't choose and contradict your passing the criterion you did choose in the Panel's decision? We're above the EU legal framework and GPDR, and the fact that if we asked you for one thing, but evaluate your application for another was the whole point — we don't want you here.
As can be seen above, Tech Nation, the company hired by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for £20 million pounds over 4 years, has deep contempt for the UK: the work experience in the heart of London does not matter to them at all, the higher education in the UK has absolutely no value to them and the distinction from the King's College London is disregarded entirely in favour of a quote community profile feasible even with limited experience unquote. Being a computer scientist and therefore an engineer and scholar of the best tradition of research methods and just generally young person with ambition and strive for success who is able to set the highest standard for himself and others is elevator music to Tech Nation. For their "Tech Nation Visa", they really are looking for someone who has never lived, studied or worked in the UK because obviously these people would be much better fitted to improving the digital sector in the UK. So if you're one of them, sincere good luck to you, you have the best chances of success, and I honestly have no problem with that (you now have to pass at least one key criterion, not pick one). But the company should respect the country where it is based and its taxpayers, who granted them their "endorsing body" title to help drive the economy by picking the best talent in the world, however the talent is not categorised by having a "community profile", it is precisely the education, work experience and Open Source contributions that point to it, and all of those things were either ignored, or ill-spoken of for the reason described below.
The truth is, the problem is not actually in Tech Nation as it is, but in its Senior Program Manager, Lindy Pyrah, who thought that she is the queen of Tech Nation Visa. The person is a grown-up in a child's body and because she personally disliked me for me complaining that the decision by the Panel of Experts had 2 errors which showed that Tech Nation is totally useless at its job, say the least, and breaks the EU law, say the average, thought that she can say whatever she wanted to say, because the Home Office will never want to verify her review, even if I complain, because of the amount of authority that this pseudo endorsing body holds. Well done to you, Ms Pyrah, for bringing shame on yourself, spoiling the reputation of your company as well as the good name of the Exceptional Talent visa.
The information from the table above is verifiable via the communications section which gives both the official Panel Of Experts decision, which had 2 errors so that I had to apply for the review, and the review itself, which is a lie by Tech Nation who were so sure in their ultimate authority in giving Tech Nation Visas (obviously because they personally own them) that they could not even forsee the fact that it will turn against them. For the outline of the guidelines, see the Guidance section which includes the link to the Home Office's PDF with pages required to find the given information.
Also checkout the Hostile Discrimination At Tech Nation Visa story for the visual guide to what's happened, as well as my opinion of why communism presented in the Tech Nation's review is the demonstration of the broken power process of the leftist manager who's taking their ressentiment on others by lashing out on applicants who they thought would not be able to defend themselves, and the Cool Story Bro: Why Tech Nation Sucks to find links to my personal statements and all other evidence that I'd submitted.
The alchemist had the wisdom to see that everything occurs in the presence of its opposite. It's not either-or, it's both-and. They called this the coincidentia oppositorum. This is the coincidence of opposites, the union of opposites.
UK's Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa (or Tech Nation Visa) is given out by Tech Nation which is the most disreputable business that does not stop before lying even to the Home Office. When it is supposed to act as an endorsing body and provide the appropriate level of expertise, the discourteous organisation knows that people will not be able to do anything about their decisions therefore they are plain rude, hostile and ignore those who have paid £456 for their "services". In the free market, brands seek to listen to their customers and put them on the first place, but Tech Nation cares little about its clients and treats them like vermin that has come to feed on the holy visa handed out by the Gods at Tech Nation. There is no quality in their work at all, or any quality assurance processes whatsoever and they get away with it because nobody checks.
I am a young professional developer who has been busy doing real good work for the past 10 years. I have started my own business that is a software development house and I have produced over 100 pieces of Open Source software. I have created the whole infrastructure for my business from scratch, including testing, building, documentation and operations toolchains and mastered the modern web development process (while avoiding using the corporate tools that everyone uses). The visa for me was not an opportunity, it was the legitimate right for continuation of my life in the UK where I received my education including A-levels, BSc in Computer Science and AI from the University of Sussex, and MSc in Computer Security from the King's College London and worked for a number of years, while programming for Open Source all my spare time. Still, the review that I received from Tech Nation talks about me like I am some kind of entry-level college graduate with no experience, purposely uses wrong criteria and tells lies related to technology to sully my reputation and never ventures into the details other than "we don't like".
The reason for me not getting the visa is not because I'm not good enough for it, but because of the fact that in charge of the program is a woman by the name Lindy Pyrah, who has so much psychological problems that she thinks she can take it out on people that took a lot of time and effort into completing the application and to whom it was really important. Her highest achievement in life is the "Office Manager" title, and she has no Computer Science education whatsoever, yet she is able to hold the role of the "Senior Program Manager" at Tech Nation — the question is, why? Moreover, because she lacks relevant education and/or expertise in the field, and suffers from inferiority complex, instead of addressing objective issues that arose during their job of providing an endorsement for me, she failed to accept her responsibility for failing to ensure the fairness, lawfulness and transparency of the process, and pretended to be an expert writing the decision on my application herself! She is the manifestation of the lack of quality in Tech Nation's work, when she cannot even make sure that her name is spelt correctly on their website . This person is a criminal and should not be allowed anywhere near young talented people, and this website exposes her crime. She and the whole of Tech Nation should be ashamed of themselves, because I made each member of their staff aware of what's happened via Linked-in private messages, but nobody wanted to help me.
Snarl not, poodle! To the sound that rises,
The sacred tones that my soul embrace,
This bestial noise is out of place.
We are used to see, that Man despises
What he never comprehends,
And the Good and the Beautiful vilipends,
Finding them often hard to measure:
Will the dog, like man, snarl his displeasure?
Some people commented why make all this effort to create a website and not just apply again with new evidence. I'm a rebel by nature and it is very disturbing that somebody, working on the salary supplied by the Government, thinks that they can just do whatever they want and get away with it. The person must be held accountable for their actions, and despite the distress that I've suffered (it's not easy to explain to my family friends and relatives that an "endorsing body" is a fraud), I'm glad that I was able to apply the energy into creative stream, working on the Splendid website generator that is used to create this website. Also, nobody listened to me when I complained to so many different places, and I don't understand why, I though the complaint culture and taking things seriously is strong in the UK. Instead, Tech Nation is the great example of how one person can abuse the system and use their position to gain advantage, but it is not for long. One cannot bend the reality, and sooner or later, the truth will strike back because of the universal laws of nature, therefore I'm just helping the universe to do its work to prove that Tech Nation Visa is a scam and Tech Nation and Lindy Pyrah in particular are reckless liars, so that one day they loose their ability to gain undeserved PR over the visa by calling it Tech Nation Visa.
*Tech Nation Sucks* is a collection of entries about how much Tech Nation sucks as an endorsing body. The first Cool Story Bro: Why Tech Nation Sucks post is my initial attempt to get everything out what was in my head about Tech Nation since summer. It helped me feel positive and was the starting point to the website. The second Hostile Discrimination At Tech Nation Visa developed after realising how much communism there was in the review by Tech Nation telling me that I had to have a community profile which was never the requirement in the Home Office Guidelines. It's goal was to show that instead of allowing free enterprise and legitimate programming work to take place, the decadent manager at Tech Nation just used that criterion that I didn't apply for to be able to say something they thought was smart, but turned out to be discrimination since not everybody chooses to have a profile but would rather do work with their hands and not mouths. The For Developers By Developer post shows to professionals how I already made significant contributions with my software, bringing to the market packages that are unique and will become the next standard in software development. The level of my achievement will be easily seen to any one who wrote a single program in Node.js but Tech Nation Visa is not about skills or achievements like one might have thought. Tech Nation Is Enemy Of Culture article describes how little intelligence there is at Tech Nation and how they deny the wealth of intellectual capacity that I have to offer the UK with my brand new ideas and fresh outlook on both life and software engineering, that I was able to soak up from British philosophers, writers and scientists, so that there is much more culture and communicability in me than in the uneducated manager angry with life.
*Tech Nation Sucks* also helps to bring people together who were confused and offended as to what really happened to their application but it turned out to be a consistent pattern with a lot of people. The goal of the website is to show that Tech Nation has failed to ensure the basic rights of customers whom it does not treat as potential partners, but as beggars asking for the visa and who will have no means to complain or stand up for their rights. Here, using the Add Story Page people can speak out about their cases and so that we can focus our energy into proving to everyone that Tech Nation has to loose its status quo for the crimes that they committed.
Tech Nation is stuck in the times of communism trying to enforce that each has to give to others according to his or her ability rather than allowing people to build businesses that do actually produce, deliver and improve. Tech Nation themselves, however, don't give anything simple because they have no ability and have nothing to offer — they are just siphoning on the talent pipe pretending to do work which turns out to be of the most horrendous quality. And because they feel that nobody is watching their actions, they have their own little party for £5.25m annual paycheck from the pockets of taxpayers. They produce their useless annual reports about the state of technology, that nobody needs and instead of at least doing their visa job properly, they fail at such basic things as passing the applications between the "Panel of Experts" and the Home Office and ensuring that all information is correct (and then shamelessly lying to people in the face saying that outcomes of applications get double checked when there are obvious massive errors in it — that happened to me!). There has been zero accountability for their actions however this website is going to be a large nuisance to them when it comes along first in the Tech Nation Visa search query so that the whole world can see what kind of company Tech Nation really is and how close to nothing it means to have a Tech Nation visa, i.e., to become part of the discriminatory game set-up by frustrated alpha female without any relevant education to run the program for a tech visa.
The destroyer of exceptional quality that stems from education and open-mindedness, experimentation and practical method, Tech Nation does not hesitate to loose all manners and show itself as a giant ape ready to venture an attack on intelligence and truth when someone challenges her questionable position. As humans evolved, they acquired the ability to use the mental capacity to solve problems and get answers to the questions that get in the way of progress, and even get the kick out of it, because insight is fun. They also developed morals, and the business language which is meant to communicate respect and mutual compassion to other beings. However, Tech Nation did not develop these abilities and is stuck in the form of the predecessor of humans who cannot use any logic or construct any logical argument, and instead uses words to throw around shit at persons it does not like. The degeneration of this body is so complete that it has to have no place in civilised world among professional scientists and engineers.
Tech Nation is one of the worst companies in the UK. They take the money from the UK government and applicants for the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa and they think they are their own little government like Vatican where The Pope of Tech Nation, Lindy Pyrah controlling her private secret agency the Panel of Experts preys on the souls of brave young entrepreneurs and creatives and aims to break their hearts because of too much hatred that has been accumulated in her own heart after years of working as a second hand for dominant male CEOs. But now, the real worrier in that woman can finally make those decisions she always wanted without having to listen to anyone else. A psychopath is an illness and this article proves how much the person in charge of Tech Nation's Visa program needs professional help.
Because Lindy doesn't understand a thing about technology, but wants to find the reason to refuse the application where the real legitimate work is shown and proved to be innovative, she uses the argument that the applicant does not have a profile in the community. Just like the true leftist, little does she care for the community since now she's got that great role of hers on the Big Tree called Tech Nation where no one has access to but those incompetent workers that have no Computer Science education, but somehow are in charge of giving out technology visas. To her, it does not matter that the personal statement in the application talks about products to improve productivity of the digital sector by proposing the most novel approaches to quality assurance — what matters is to show who is the alpha woman. To satisfy her strive for power, the communist at heart Comrade Pyrah, disregards all factors that the work of a professional developer should be judged against, and pretends to be the expert writing the review, making the crucial error of putting down blatant lie that is easily exposed.
When some difficulty happens in life, like the crazy Senior Manager with superiority complex getting in the way of receiving a visa which is truly deserved, one's mind is in the 5th gear and wants to speak out. This is the original story that was written over night on the 24th of December and sent out to all employees of Tech Nation on LinkedIn, with the aim to do something about the horrible injustice and discrimination that has taken place. There was hope that someone would listen but because Lindy Pyrah has such high position on their Big Tree that no one dares to tell her "enough is enough", question the whole process and search for the truth, there was no response. Tech Nation is the "nation" of cowards and bullies who cannot do their work properly, get agitated when concerns are raised about their service, and conceal their ineptitude by employing the slandering techniques in writing their statements that are worth nothing. The website hopes to troll Tech Nation because there has never been service worst than theirs.
The structure of this story on the Tech Nation Sucks website is to introduce the visa; describe my business and how and what I work on on daily basis; show the evidence that I collected for the application; present the decision that although was positive, had two crucial errors in it; prove that the review requested was not written by a real expert; demonstrate that by its actions Tech Nation has broken the GDPR; criticize the exceptional talent visa holder who is an ambassador but has not given anything to the community and quote his message that there can definitely be errors in the decision as well as the review; and finally to conclude with the list of all faults of the Panel of Experts, Tech Nation and the Home Office.