By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: July 3, 2018 at 1:20 pm | UPDATED: July 3, 2018 at 11:22 pm Joey Chestnut is hungry. Literally. San Jose’s hometown hero and the nation’s hot dog eating champion has been on a liquid diet the past few days to prep for one of his favorite days of the year: the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York. “I want to be loose and empty,” Chestnut said from New York, where he’s been acclimating to the East Coast summer weather (“The humidity is not like California!”) since last Thursday. one loss came at the hands of fellow San Josean Matt Stonie in 2015 — meaning that while the nation’s 10th largest city, despite Mayor Sam Liccardo’s valiant efforts, might not yet be known as the heart of Silicon Valley it is the undisputed breeding ground of competitive eating champions. On Tuesday, Chestnut said he was feeling good, but … [Read more...] about Joey Chestnut says he’s ready to break new record at hot dog eating contest
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Live like a king at a pauper’s price? Not exactly, but you can reside at an estate on a budget — so long as you’re willing to share it with several strangers.That’s the bargain offered by Bay Area co-living startup Bungalow, which has newly taken up residence in San Diego by leasing out two aspirational homes on a room-by-room basis. The company offers millennials a version of the American dream, meaning a residence without their folks, in a premier neighborhood and with cushy amenities that are truly Instagram-worthy.“We help housing become more accessible,” said Andrew Collins, the chief executive of Bungalow. “It’s a similar approach to how WeWork has thought about commercial real estate; we’re bringing that to residential real estate.”More specifically, Bungalow scouts for large, attractive rental homes in select markets — currently it’s in seven cities including San Diego — and then sublets rooms to … [Read more...] about Is this the only way millennials can live in a house?
If you are part of the rarified group of tech insiders who mostly live in the Bay Area, your perception of Mark Zuckerberg is different. You have likely done business with Facebook: your company’s been bought by it, or you’ve been crowded out of a promising market when Zuckerberg decided to launch there. You’ve driven past Zuckerberg’s San Francisco compound in the Mission, or given birth at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. You know he is an astute businessman who hasn’t worn flips flops to a product release in more than a decade. You let go of the idea of Mark Zuckerberg as an awkward teenager long ago. Which is why, in the wake of Zuckerberg’s Congressional hearings, most of the two-dozen Valley insiders I spoke to—including Facebook alumni and many people who chose to speak on background—were so impressed by the CEO's performance. In the showdown between Zuckerberg and Washington, they felt Facebook’s well-spoken … [Read more...] about The Zuckerberg Hearings Were Silicon Valley’s Ultimate Debut
5G Studio Collaborative The 27West development of 350 residences and retail, in a visualization. A new 22-story residential tower and new retail space are being planned for downtown San Jose, a development that aims to help revive a decaying stretch of South First Street in the city's urban core. 5G Studio Collaborative A downtown San Jose office tower of residences and retail, called 27West, in a visualization. A new 22-story residential tower and new retail space are being planned for downtown San Jose, a development that aims to help revive a decaying stretch of South First Street in the city's urban core. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds 5G Studio Collaborative An aerial view of downtown San Jose's 27West residential mixed-use tower, in a visualization. A new 22-story residential tower and new retail space are being planned for downtown San Jose, a development that aims to help revive a decaying stretch of South First Street in the city's urban core. 5G … [Read more...] about Residences, retail, planned for new downtown San Jose tower
Andrew Sorensen got a degree in classical music in 2013, but he didn't want to perform or teach. After finishing college, he tried his hand at sales and worked for a while at a Bellevue, Wash., car dealership, where he sold Audis, many to software engineers.Today, Sorensen is one of those software engineers, thanks to three intense months at a local coding school, Coding Dojo. The training landed him an entry-level job at Expedia where the 26-year-old makes around $70,000 a year, which is more than he made selling cars. Now he can pay off the $12,500 his mom loaned him to go to the school, and he can start saving so he can move out — and one day buy his own Audi."It was definitely one of the best decisions I've made," Sorensen says. "My career is set."Nonstop demand for software developers and other IT professionals is leading to boom times for coding schools and boot camps, with career-changers like Sorensen signing up in droves.If one word characterizes coding schools in 2017, … [Read more...] about Is a coding boot camp right for you?