by Lorna Li
Last Friday, Adaptive Path celebrated its six year anniversary with a fully stocked open bar and complimentary roach coach with tacos and burritos for all. They even provided prom dresses and a sunset-at-the-beach backdrop for your personal glamor-shoot fun.
I really had no idea what Adaptive Path did, but I was crashing their party anyways. Fortunately, a lot of other partygoers didn’t know either. I later looked more closely at their website and discovered that Adaptive Path is a “User Experience design and consulting firm that unites theory and practice to advance the art of user experience design while helping clients make better business decisions.”
I found the Adaptive Path party to be one of the best SF Bay’s tech parties I’ve attended so far due to its complete lack of pretentiousness and friendly, down-to-earth people.
Not once was I asked what I did for a living as a conversation opener, and I ran into four different groups of friends there, two I hadn’t seen in over a year. I was telling Brian Caldwell, our bub.blicio.us photographer for the evening, that a friend of mine, a startup founder, compared the SF Bay’s Web 2.0 party scene to LA.
“No way!” he said. And the rest of the evening, we decided to uncover as much evidence that we could to prove that the SF Bay tech scene is nothing like LA.
This is what we found….