The San Francisco Chronicles
After visiting friends in Sonoma, and doing the road trip through Muir Woods, here I was again, years later, in the big city I had originally discovered through the eyes of Armistead Maupin.
The charm of the city struck me again, possibly even harder, as I walked and ran through it, testing our app, discovering pretty streets with murals, or stumbling haphazardly upon the very street that inspired Barbary lane in the Chronicles.
At this point I thought : we still have things to improve to offer the ultimate city discovery app, but the path is getting cleared, and I feel we’re getting somewhere.
Beyond participating to the SF startup ecosystem, even if only for 2 weeks, going to meetups like UX speed testing and getting great hands on feedback, I was also lucky enough to meet some great entrepreneurs, like Joost Schreve, former founder of Everytrail and now in charge of mobile at Trip Advisor, or Jack Gonzales, founder of Mapjam. People so full of energy and ideas, it opened up some new perspectives I will now need to process. Now back to Paris!