I'm wrapping up my stay here in San Francisco at the Trulia offices and it has been great. All of the people at Trulia have just been fantastic and their commitment to and excitement about ActiveRain and our story is very apparent.
I had a chance to talk about ActiveRain, the power of our community, and how great our members are; as they engage with each other, learning and growing together. It is a powerful story and one not easily replicated anywhere else.
The office I was in is in an old building built in 1901. It survived the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 relatively unscathed and the interior is simply amazing with great fixtures on the walls and the stairs. I really enjoyed working out of here.
This building is one of many here that speak to San Francisco's history as a port city, a benificiary of the Gold Rush, and now home to so many internet companies (Uber, Yahoo, to name a few). I spent much of my time in meetings or catching up with work so I did not get to be a tourist but that is on my list when I do travel here on my own time.
Being from Seattle, I was struck by the size of San Francisco and the diversity of people and styles. It is a great city to visit and there is always something going on and always places to visit. The food in the city is great with every cuisine being well-represented.
One of the things I noticed was how everyone seems to be staring at their phones while they walk, spending almost equal time talking to people and engaging with their devices. Given the number of pedestrians and traffic, it speaks to people's skills that no one was injured!
I took some gentle ribbing for the Seahawk defeat of the 49er's but there seemed to be no hard feelings. Defeat is the mother of development so I am sure that the 49ers's will not be pushovers next season. As a Seahawks fan, this means that games will be more exciting which is a good thing.
Still, I miss home and look forward to coming back to see my family, friends, and co-workers.