I'm Brian. I guess compared to most of you guys I'm a bit of a lurker
I've just relocated to San Francisco from San Diego working as a developer for an enterprise community software company called Lithium. Kinda followed my girlfriend up here but I have family and friends up here too that I'm reconnecting with.
I've been in California my whole life but after graduating in '12 from UCSD (comp sci) I went travelling in Europe and Asia. I used to go to Mexico a few times a year in San Diego and I've even been to Canada! I went to Victoria though so not much experience in Canada... Yet.
I stopped doing that for a while though to meander off into studying music and biotech in community college, where I earned a degree in biotechnology production and a certification to be a bio technician, which I abandoned right after earning it :D. It did come to my aid, because that degree got me a job at Diageo in wine country for their wines division which was awesome. I started building computerized systems for them (as a technician, which was waaaay outside my job description), so I knew I should study computer science.
So yeah now I'm just getting settled (back) into the Bay Area, which is completely different from when I left... In a good way