Chicago techie lands all-expenses-paid trip to explore jobs in New Zealand

One lucky Chicagoan soon will be Wellington, New Zealand-bound.

That person, who has yet to be publicly identified, is among 97 winning candidates selected from more than 48,000 tech professionals around the world who applied earlier this year for an all-expenses paid trip to Wellington to explore tech-related job opportunities in that scenic South Pacific city.

The Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency set up the “LookSee Wellington” recruitment initiative because the numbers of qualified…