VTRAC’s TOP 8 Great Tech Cities. This week’s pick, San Francisco!

Things are getting hotter in San Francisco, and we’re not just talking temperatures! Hot jobs, hot talent, and hot companies are lending themselves quite nicely to scorching hot opportunities and this week we find out why.

Tech Giants Area
The San Francisco Bay Area has one of the largest concentrations of tech companies in the U.S. The heart of the San Francisco area became the main city for the headquarters of tech giants such as Salesforce (a cloud-based CRM platform), Nvidia Corporation (best known for the invention of GPUs for gaming and professional uses), Adobe Inc., which provides creative applications for photography, illustration and digital design, Atlassian, an Australian enterprise software company that develops products for software development, project and content management, Eventbrite, an online event management and ticketing platform, and many other big players that are constantly transforming the tech industry.

Hot Jobs
San Francisco continues its reign at the top of many job search engines within the tech industry. Tech companies in the city have already created more than 25,000 jobs over a wide range of positions ranging from Cloud Solutions Architects, Data Scientists, Software Developers, UI and Machine Learning Engineers to Directors of Solutions Engineering and VP of Engineering. There are also many opportunities in Finance, Marketing, Business Development and Management.

Follow the Money
San Francisco and Silicon Valley are the home to many venture capitals firms, incubators, and angel investors that are looking for innovation startups in the tech sector. Based on calculations from Thomson One Data on venture capital funding, San Francisco is ranked globally as the number one city when it comes to VC investment since 2009.

Local Opportunities
The city is full of free information opportunities including regular tech conferences, trade shows, summits and seminars, product fairs and workshops about the industry, technical developments, and upcoming technologies. Some of the major technology events worth checking out are Global CIO Executive Summit, Strata Machine Learning & Data Conference and the Red Hat Summit, though there are many other tech events that are being hosted in San Francisco every year.

Big City Life
The city offers many perks both provided by the city itself and the companies located there. There are a plenty of activities that add to the enjoyable San Francisco lifestyle. For sports fans, the best way to spend time is to catch the game of the Major League Baseball teams of the Bay Area. It is a great opportunity to catch the NBA, NHL, and MLS. The city celebrates Fleet Week (aka Festival at the Fort), Bay to Breakers, Eat/Drink SF, Fillmore Jazz Festival, and so on. San Francisco is full of interesting and unique places that are popular not only among tourist, but also tourists. The Mission District is the center of Latin culture in San Francisco; the Marina has stunning waterfront views and sunny shopping districts; Hayes Valley is full of boutiques, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and famous bars.

Events Worth Attending
San Francisco is not just home to many entertainment events, but also to trade shows, startup and networking events. One of the biggest upcoming events in San Francisco this year is WIRED25 hosted by the Wired Magazine. It brings together innovative speakers from all walks to life to discuss ideas, innovations and icons that are building the future today. This totally worth-attending event will be taking  place from November 8-9, 2019. Open Mobile & Digital Experience Summit, hosted on November 7-8, 2019, will be attended by over 400 professionals in the digital, product and marketing sectors where the latest trends, industry changes and innovations will be the topic of conversation. Another summit worth exploring is KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, the leading open source and cloud native communities in California, which will be hosted from November 18 to November 21, 2019. These are great opportunities to not only learn from tech experts, but also gain recognition in the industry while making a lot of good connections. Come visit VTARC’s booth at HR West 202o which takes place on March 9 – 11, 2020.

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