Slightly OT: What metro areas are best for a software development career?

Jason Hsu jhsu802701 at
Mon Jan 21 17:18:19 CET 2013

I am looking for a position as a software development engineer.  I'm currently learning to develop Android apps (, and I use Python for implementing Doppler Value Investing ( and for developing Swift Linux (  NOTE: Thanks to those of you who answered the questions I asked as I developed Doppler Value Investing.

I currently live in Minnesota about 50 miles west of Minneapolis, and I am considering moving.  What are the best metro areas (Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Twin Cities, Boston, NYC, DC, etc.) for a software development career, how would you rank them, and why?

The Twin Cities metro area has a technical community portal called .  Are there analogous technical community portals for other metro areas?

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