I will echo others in saying you should do everything you can to secure employment prior to the trip.
I lived abroad for almost 4 years and always had secured employment or a means of funding prior to doing so. This made things vastly easier, as living in a foreign country (even one that is “familiar” to you) will present you daily with things you do not understand that can cause frustration.
Removing a major source of uncertainty from that equation will be a huge help to you.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-my-Silicon-Valley-plan-a-good-one
Originally Posted On: 2015-08-17