Silicon Valley houses more geeky nerds, and I mean this as an honorary term. There are some places that might be especially interesting for this group:
- The first Google server with a case made with Legos.
This server is displayed in the basement at the Huang Engineering Building in Stanford.
While you are there check out the replica of the HP garage.
Huang Engineering Building Stanford
475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305
2. Visit Facebook’s first office
The Face Book in Palo Alto is the first office of social media giant Facebook. A sign outside commemorates this place. This is an easier way to get a picture with a thumbs up. 😉
The Face Book
471 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
3. Apple Campus 3
The spaceship, Apple Park, Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino is only viewable from afar at the visitor center. A great way to get a closer look of Apple is the Apple Campus 3, AC3 as insiders might call it.
222 N Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
4. See the latest Android figure
Google celebrates its Android operating system versions by dedicating lawn sculptures. The naming used to be in alphabetical order after deserts and other sweets. The former OS figures can be seen near the visitor center. The latest Android figure is usually displayed at the Googleplex. For Android 11 you can also see it online, to stay with the candy theme, the internal name was Red Velvet Cake, the recipe is ‘taped’ to the sculpture, at least in its virtual version.
Android Lawn Sculptures
1981 Landings Dr, Mountain View, CA 94043
- Tour Roblox headquarters
See your favorite characters at the Roblox headquarters. Due to COVID-19 the 60 minute tours will be awarded in a lottery. Sign up at:
[Sorry there doesn’t seem to be a tour anymore.]
970 Park Pl, San Mateo, CA 94403
5. Santa Clara NVIDIA Building
NVIDIA, inventors of the GPU, set themselves a building fitting for the creative potential. It is unique in how it used triangles, representing the building blocks for computer graphics.
2788 San Tomas Expressway Santa Clara, CA. 95050
Do you have any tips on hidden spots for geeks and nerds?
In my 50 things to do series I usually have ideas for nerdy fun.