With millions tuning in to HBO’s Silicon Valley and the multitude of trend pieces on gentrification, employee ageism, and Wall Street migration — the spotlight on Silicon Valley is brighter than ever.
Here at iCracked, we’re an eclectic group of coders, strategists, customer service extraordinaires, marketing mavens etc. from all over the world. As a Bay Area native, it seemed second nature to pursue a tech career, but what drove my co-workers to head out West? What are their dreams? Why did they want to work at a startup?
Kaelin Calvin: Ottawa, Canada
“At iCracked, everyday is an adventure. Every task leads me to new discoveries, new acquaintances & new experiences.”
Phil Keys: Baraboo, WI
“Your life passes by in the blink of an eye, and as you recall the years that have indeed come and gone, you rely on all the experiences and the memories that were created from them to give you the feeling that it was all worth it. Not wanting to look back and be full of regrets on what could have been, I moved to Silicon Valley for the chance to live a life that has no shortage of great stories & recollections.”
Casey Clark: Dallas, Texas
“I picked up my life and moved to Silicon Valley to join iCracked because I was enamored with the culture. It’s not hard to stay late when you are surrounded by people who motivate you and can make you laugh when things gets too stressful! Some of my favorite moments are going out in SF, taking group trips to Tahoe, and family dinner nights at our houses.”
Evan Diamond: Parkland, Florida
“As a recent graduate from the University of North Florida, I knew that Silicon Valley is where I needed to be. It’s exhilarating to be around the people who are building the technologies that are impacting our daily lives and improving human interaction. To be even a small part in that effort is inspiring every day.”
We shared our stories, now tell us yours. In the comments below, post your career dreams.