Headed to San Jose for the PASS Business Analytics Conference? If you’re a typical geek, you’ll be excited to know that San Jose has the fastest public Wi-Fi network in the nation!
Did you know San Jose is…
- Located 45 minutes south of San Francisco and 5 hours north of Los Angeles.
- The oldest civilian settlement in California, founded in 1777 by Spanish colonizers.
- America’s leading patent generation city.
- Northern California’s largest city with a population of 984,000 (yes, larger than San Francisco!).
- The third largest city in California (after LA and San Diego).
- The 10th largest city in the nation.
- Perhaps the largest concentration of technology expertise in the world, with 6,600 technology companies.
- Tech Museum of Innovation (Downtown San Jose) - Three floors of “gizmos and gadgets” produced by Silicon Valley companies.
- The Intel Museum (Santa Clara) - The museum is located at Intel’s headquarters and has exhibits of Intel’s products and history as well as semiconductor technology in general.
- Computer History Museum (Mountain View – near Microsoft) - The Computer History Museum claims to house the largest and most significant collection of computing artifacts in the world.
Driving Tour of Silicon Valley
- Stanford University (Palo Alto) - Stanford’s gorgeous 8,180-acre campus is the largest contiguous college campus in the United States.
- Cisco Systems Campus (San Jose) - Drive through campus to see all 27 buildings. It’s incredible! See the map – you’ll find it off I-880.
- The HP Garage (Palo Alto) - This small garage is considered “the Birthplace of Silicon Valley”; located at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto.
- The Googleplex (Mountain View) - The Googleplex is the corporate headquarters complex of Google, Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway.
- Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus (Mountain View) - Located at 1065 La Avenida, near the Computer History Museum.
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