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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Visited Bay Area

It was my fourth visit to Bay Area also known as Silicon Valley. I stayed at my friend rakusai's house.

During the visit, almost all time I had been in Palo Alto.

Palo alto from wikipedia

palo alto facebook

Bay Area in Summer

Actually it was my first time to stay there in a summer season. I was truly surprised how it was cold, particularly in San Francisco. It was colder than in Vancouver, Canada.

summer san francisco

san francisco

I met some great people

First, I went to San Francisco to meet github people. San Francisco is pretty far from Palo Alto, so I had to came back soon. And also unfortunately the meetup place was very crowded and noisy, I had trouble with listening English there but I certainly met them. Thanks Tom, the next time is my turn to treat you to good alcohols.

github

Actually I would like to visit Engine Yard to meet Yahuda again as well, but he seemed to be so busy and I didn't want to bother him, so I couldn't met him this time.

Second, I met some Japanese friends include kenn, nobu and shotbt. I heard that kenn is making something new. Here I'll pass it over in silence.

photo from twitshot

Third, I went to Stanford University to meet a researcher and a professor. I asked the professor if my thought would be suit for your research team or not. I was anxious about it, but the professor answered it's absolutely theirs. I decided where to join a research team at the time if I would be admitted the university.

stanford

Now I'm in a hot country, Vancouver. Now I can see my goal in 2009 and the beginning of 2010. I will keep doing the thing what I should do.

My next visit to Bay Area may be November.


All photos are from flickr CC search.

4 comments:

  1. Keep up your great challenge!

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  2. Hi, ujm.

    You have just visited San Fransisco and its neighboring cities, eh? I also visited San Fransisco and San Hose in 1999. It was already 10 years ago...time really flies!

    I lived in Canada for 4 years (3.75 years in Toronto, Ontario and 4 months in Victoria, BC) from 1999 to 2003 but initially I wanted to live and work in Silicon Valley. Although I am happy living in Asia now, Silicon Vally is still a sacred place for me... It's been a mecca for IT geeks. It IS the history of information technology including the Internet.

    You are applying for Stanford University, huh? Probably, the graduate school? I hope you will be successful there. I also hope to visit you in Silicon Valley someday.

    Have a happy blogging in English!

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  3. Hi, elm200.
    I cannot imagine how was Bay Area 10 years ago. You must have been inspired and enjoyed at the time.
    Yes, I'm applying for graduate schools include Stanford University.
    Thanks!

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