Dropping Out of College for Silicon Valley Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley? 4 months ago   10:56

Patrick Ellis
My story: Why I dropped out of a top university and moved to San Fransisco to join a tech startup as a Software Engineer.

I made the decision to leave my path to a Computer Science degree at the University of Washington in Seattle to San Francisco, working as a Software & Product Engineer for a 3-person funded B2B startup in the mobile SaaS space.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickoakleyellis

Comments 21 Comments

yonas seyoum
You want to be famous and successful. Good luck, 🍀
Nathan Mars
I wish you all the best mate! I think you're following your heart and this is the best way to make difficult decision.
Monopoly Vegeta
Proud of you man finally someone that values time over school
MaxBurnout
Very good video, I am in a very similar situation but computer engineering. I make iOS apps and am in two startups, I'm very close to pulling the plug. This was a good watch, thanks!
James P.
great story..I really admire people who take a leap of faith, it was a good decision to go to silicon valley where they care about how good you are and not your titles
John Howard III
how are things going now? your work sounds rewarding!
Jose Francisco Medeiros
Patrick, I have been unemployed seven years, and I worked in IT on servers and storage area networks at IBM, Cisco Systems, Intel, LSI Logic, Mirapoint, FlowWise Networks, Workadia, and contracted at Valinux, GrandCentral Communications, ADP, and Symantec. I hope the best for you at your startup, but take a least a online class a semester. BALUG meets in San Francisco, and SVLUG meets at Google once a month. My lack of finishing college held me back, but then again I am not a Genius programmer like you are.
MSD Productions
hey thanks for this video! i'm midway through my 2nd year and although I have learned some valuable information I feel like the education pathway is killing my passion for technology... :/
Terrell Jones
Wow this is dope!
Cameron Blackwell
Thank you so much Patrick. Could you please make a video on how to build a strong start up team. Thanks again man this really is the video I was looking for.
Lal Bahadur Budha
Great inspiration! more videos pls!
Practical Nonsense
Good luck my man.

*Salutes*
Adrian Jones
very inspirational.  ROOTING FOR YOU!
Thomas Tullis
Love this, Patrick! I'm looking forward to seeing more videos from you!
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Is Seattle the next Silicon Valley? Dropping Out of College for Silicon Valley 4 months ago   03:47

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Seattle is home to some of the biggest names in tech, including Amazon and Microsoft.

The vibrant and laid back seaport town is also the location of a series of new start-up firms including the comical website icanhas.cheezburger.

So what makes it attractive to tech firms and does it have enough entrepreneurial spirit?

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