Over the last couple of decades, many places have had the chance to cement themselves in the world of tech. From countries like Malaysia, where computer hardware is manufactured in huge quantities, the places like Berlin, where most of the world’s professional audio equipment is born, there will always be tech havens. Of course, though, none of them can compare to Silicon Valley and the areas surrounding it. To inspire you to take your own techy trip, this post will be exploring California, giving you an idea of the sort of tech companies calling it home.
Google: Even among those who don’t care for tech, Google has become a household name across the world, and most people will have heard of this giant. With the bulk of their most important offices in California, this is the best place to go if you want to catch up with Google’s work. Of course, though, you will need to wait for tour day to see their campus.
Blizzard: Moving into an area a little more specific, anyone who loves video games will have heard of Blizzard Entertainment at some point in their lives. Not only has this development house been setting the standards for modern games for many years, but they have also done the same in their offices. If you get the chance to visit, it will be well worth it, and most people will be amazed at the level of care which has gone into the space.
Tesla: Powering a huge part of the world’s electric cars, Tesla has quickly made a name for itself across California. If you’re a fan of Elon Musk, Fermont will be the perfect place for you, and the Best Western PLUS Garden Court Inn can make your stay a lot easier, putting you very close to the action. This is where you’ll find the factory responsible for creating the notorious Model S.
Intel: At some point in your life, it’s almost certain that you’ve owned an Intel product. Being the world’s largest manufacturer of microprocessors, along with loads of other claims to fame, Intel is a company any tech enthusiast should be following. With the recent launch of their Optane SSD lineup, there is a lot going on at Intel HQ, making it a place worth visiting if you get the chance.
Cisco: Finally, as the last company to consider, it’s time to think about a business which is responsible for a lot of your daily life. Being in charge of the huge amount of worldwide networking infrastructure, Cisco is one of the biggest Internet companies around the globe. Of course, though, this sort of stop will only be interesting to those with a real passion for technology.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to start packing your bags for a techy trip to California. While a lot of people think about the sun when they picture Cali, this state has a huge amount to offer for other interests, too. You just need to book some tickets if you want to take advantage of it.
Have you ever visited California? Was it centered around tech companies? Will you be adding tech companies to your next California visit? Let me know in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…
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