Category Archives: One Year in SF

June 6, 2010

2 comments

May 12th, 2008. I flew to San Francisco for a 2 day trip. It was the first time I had been to SF shorter than 5 days and not to attend something work related. I was in SF to hunt for houses and talk to some companies about working here. Eighteen days later, 3 garage […]

September 9, 2009

0 comments

When you think of American cities that love coffee, the first thought is Seattle and I don’t think San Francisco rivals Seattle in the amount of coffee shops or sheer volume of coffee fandom there. However, living in SF, and I’d argue that it’s a close 2nd. Sure New York will have more variety, more […]

June 8, 2009

1 comment

I’ve been very lucky to have a supportive family and a few friends that are always there to give advice. When we embarked on this trip one year ago, it was San Francisco that I thought would bring me happiness. My dream of working in tech (even if only for a short time) and making […]

June 7, 2009

0 comments

Food in San Francisco I didn’t know this until moving here, but some of the best tasting food in the world is in SF. Of course, I’ve never traveled outside of The U.S., but I’ve been told this by a lot of people. SF cuisine is very diverse. Chinatown is only a mile from Japantown […]

June 6, 2009

0 comments

Getting started in SF is very hard. I was lucky that I came here with an impressive resume, strong business relationships and a network of contacts. Twitter was huge in my transition to SF. I was already following most of the people I was going to meet and taking on side projects was a great […]

June 5, 2009

3 comments

I moved to SF from what seemed like a decent size town in Florida. We had about 50 thousand people in our city and 125 thousand people in our county. Of course, our city was about 24 square miles. In comparison, SF has nearly 1 million people in 7 square miles and I’ve heard during […]

June 4, 2009

0 comments

I’ve responded to over a dozen emails from future SF residents asking me where they should move. The response always seems simple, and then I pause and realize that where they should live in SF depends on so many personal factors! I also find myself realizing that I’m not yet a local and probably don’t […]

June 3, 2009

2 comments

Geography, Price, City-Life Most of the people I’ve spoken to that are dead set on moving to SF are between the ages of 17 and 26 and they have an interest in technology. In my opinion, they’re already half way on being qualified to live in SF, but a great number of these people also […]

June 3, 2009

0 comments

May 31st, 2008 at 7:30PM – Laura Wiggins and I arrived at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). I was comfortable and calm despite just leaving my family and traveling across country with little knowledge of what was going to happen next. This was my 10th time flying into SFO which isn’t too shabby for a […]