For the New Kids on the Bay Area Block

I’ve been in the Bay Area for the past 5 years, and prior to that I moved here from India when I was two, so in sum I’ve lived here a little over 9 years (yes I’m counting childhood because I claim to be precocious).  I’m not too savvy when it comes to SF, because lets face it I love the warmth and sunshine of the peninsula, and I don’t plan to leave anytime soon.  Being dubbed as one of the most energetic and extroverted engineers you’ll meet I’ve managed to explore a lot in along the Bay.  Here are some “scenes” to check out for all your newbies:

Startup Scene

For gals who want to learn more about startups and tech: Women 2.0

For gal and guy coders who want a place to work: Hacker Dojo

If you want to be a 408/650 coder try these out: Ruby Meetup, SDForum, Google Tech Users Group

Entrepreneurs who can’t get enough caffeine:  Dana Street Roasting Company & Red Rock (Mountain View), Coupa Cafe (Palo Alto)

Entrepreneur networking: SVASE

Learn about Startups & Emerging Technology: Stanford VLAB

Yoga/Sports Scene

I love Bikram and this is my favorite studio in the Bay Area: Bikram Yoga San Jose

Competitive Skiing/Snowboarding: Snow Drifters

Food Scene

My favorite ItalianoGambardella’s

My favorite India – The Mynt

My favorite Mexican – Fiesta Del Mar Too

My favorite Sushi – Joy

Cafe Scene

My favorite espresso bar – Caffe del Doge

All around cafe –  Cafe Barrone

All around cafe – Los Gatos Roasting Company

Chocolate Scene

Chocolate tours and tasting - Charles Chocolates

Wine Scene

Wine & Jazz Bar – A Perfect Finish

Cozy Wine Bar – Wine Room

Beach Scene

Santa Cruz is fun, but Capitola is nicer.

Meeting Nice People Scene

Spanish Meetup

Coupa Cafe

Rose & Crown (Tuesday is trivia night)

Adventure Scene

If you want to fly: Trapezing

If you want to jump: Trampoline Dodgeball

Relaxation Scene

Watercourse Way

Day Spa

Music Scene

Music in the Park (summertime only)

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About the author: Poornima
Poornima is the founder of Femgineer.
3 Comments
  1. Greg 1 February, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Good idea for a post. One tweak: All the links came out relvative to femgineer.com…

  2. Poornima Vijayashanker 1 February, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks will fix!

  3. Jazmin Hupp 7 February, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for the tips Poornima! I’ve been here a year and still didn’t know some of these.

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