I’m currently sitting at the airport reflecting on my time in the Bay Area.
There are so many different types of people there. So many amazing people. However studying computer science and being in love with startups I felt less special when I first got there. I eventually found my footing and separated myself from all of the other poeple studying computer science and loving the startup world.
Like all places there are genuine people. In this place I felt there was an overwhelming amount of people “faking it till they make it” and very disingenuous. As long as you’re aware of this is makes it easy to differentiate the two types of people.
As with most experieces you get out what you put into it. I immersed myself in the SF culture, and tried talking to ask many people as possible and got more than I could imagine out of it. I went to two amazing conferences. I shared coffee with VCs, C level executives, people in the corporate world, and people in startup world.
Those experiences were not handed to me, but I couldn’t imagine them happening anywhere other than the Bay Area.
There are so many things about SF that make me not want to live there, like the rent prices, but at the end of the day I want to make this place my new home. It has a special charm about it that you just can’t put into words.
See you next summer SF!