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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.