This week's book giveaways are in the Jython/Python and Object-Oriented programming forums. We're giving away four copies each of Machine Learning for Business: Using Amazon SageMaker and Jupyter and Object Design Style Guide and have the authors on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
Do not try for H1b now. You should have a job with employer in hand not consulting companies to get a visa. Getting an offer from Consulting companies is not going to get you your visa.
Moreover job market is not that good at this time.