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,
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.
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.
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
SILICON VALLEY IS EVERY PERSON THAT IS READY TO START SOMETHING
"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