The lack of diversity doesn’t stop at work — it permeates every aspect of life. Everyone wears Patagonia and North Face, everyone has AirPods hanging from their ears, and everyone goes to Lake Tahoe on weekends. And everyone talks about the same things: startups, blockchain, machine learning, and startups with blockchain and machine learning.
The lack of variety in conversations there drove me crazy during my 20+ years living in SV. The same conversations in every coffee shop, restaurant, and party.
Always talking shop. Ugh.
We moved away a couple years ago (ironically to be closer to Tahoe). The conversations here are wildly diverse, because everyone has a completely different kind of job and life (hardly anyone in Tech). I really enjoy it. We actually talk about life, not work.