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I’ll Never Leave Silicon Valley

Contradictions abound in this place I live and love

Aerial view of Silicon Valley at dusk, with a portion of the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge visible, as well as Foster City, including the California headquarters of Gilead Sciences, Visa, and Conversica, California, July, 2016.
Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty

When my wife and I flew across the country from Baltimore to the Silicon Valley in 2012 to present a then-fledgling robot project at a Python conference, I had no idea that I’d soon move to this place and never want to leave. Driving around Santa Clara near the convention center where the conference took place, I saw…




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Co-Founder & CEO of Gado Images. I write, speak & consult about tech, food, privacy, AI & photography. or

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