All true. And in Seattle a would-be entrepreneur doesn't have to pay ~$2500/month in rent to live in a space not much bigger than a closet. It's definitely not cheap but it's not off the charts like the bay area is.
Love technology, hacking, and innovation - Software Engineer at Some cloud computing company
Some cloud computing company
Software Engineer, 2012 - present
Fabler Comics Inc
Chief Technology Officer, 2007 - 2012
Senior Applications Developer, 2010 - 2012
Aquashell IT Solutions
Software Developer, 2008 - 2009
Applications Developer, 2007 - 2008
BDL Software Solutions
Director, 2005 - 2007
Expert Decisions Inc
Software Developer, 2005 - 2006
Looking to push the boundaries of technology, innovation, and people
I eat, sleep, breathe, and dream software, technology, and innovation. I have a wonderful soulmate that I am eternally grateful for who somehow manages to keep me grounded and living life in the real world and not always in web land.
I implemented the first custom Like button on the web. Pretty sure this is accurate because Facebook's engineers asked me how I did it.