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Welcome to Silicon Valley

HI, I'm shedrack akintayo, Basically I am a web developer from Nigeria, front end developer to be precise and i fancy UI and UX design a a lot.

So i Concluded HBO's silicon valley Recently, and i picked up a few things from the series.

let's first understand what silicon valley is,

To Wikipedia:

Silicon Valley is a nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area,

in the northern part of the U.S. state of California. The "valley" in its name

refers to the Santa Clara Valley in Santa Clara County, which includes the city of

San Jose and surrounding cities and towns, where the region has been traditionally

centered. The region has expanded to include the southern half of the San Francisco

Peninsula in San Mateo County, and southern portions of the East Bay in Alameda


The word "silicon" originally referred to the large number of silicon chip

innovators and manufacturers in the region, but the area is now the home to many of

the world's largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of 39

businesses in the Fortune 1000, and thousands of startup companies. Silicon Valley

also accounts for one-third of all of the venture capital investment in the United

States, which has helped it to become a leading hub and startup ecosystem for high-

tech innovation and scientific development. It was in the Valley that the silicon-

based integrated circuit, the microprocessor, and the microcomputer, among other key

technologies, were developed. As of 2013, the region employed about a quarter of a

million information technology workers.[1]

As more high-tech companies were established across the Santa Clara Valley, and then

north towards the Bay Area's two other major cities, San Francisco and Oakland, the

"Silicon Valley" has come to have two definitions: a geographic one, referring to

Santa Clara County, and a metonymical one, referring to all high-tech businesses in

the Bay Area or even in the United States. The term is now generally used as a

synecdoche for the American high-technology economic sector. The name also became a

global synonym for leading high-tech research and enterprises, and thus inspired

similar named locations, as well as research parks and technology centers with a

comparable structure all around the world.

Too many texts just to describe one place.

To me:

Silicon Valley is not just a Place with High tech and Beauty, it is a state of mind.

That state of mind that tells you that you can Achieve what ever you want to despite obstacles.

I have not been to silicon valley before but i know that the energy and drive there
is intoxicating.


"You don't have to be in San Francisco to be in Silicon valley"

Silicon Valley is the home of entrepreneurship, No matter your age in silicon valley somebody will surely listen to you.

I believe I will get to silicon valley someday but for now i'll let the spirit of silicon valley be in me.

Silicon valley is in every Techie that has that idea he/she is ready to take Risks for.

I believe Where ever we are, No matter where we are in the world,
we are all in SILICON VALLEY.

May the Spirit of Silicon Valley Be With Us all

Top comments (3)

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akintayo shedrack

Air you thoughts on the article please, This is my first post

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John Samuel Obinna

Powerful words ❤💙💚💛💜💓💕💖💗💝💞💟

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akintayo shedrack

thanks man

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