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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: October 2019

8 - Cultures and Context in Tech

from Part III - Cultural Perspectives from the United States and Europe


Silicon Valley draws many cultures together from nearly all facets of computing to a single, sprawling 1,854-square-mile geographic location, and as of 2017, Silicon Valley boasted a population of more than three million people with over 37.5% of Silicon Valley residents having been born outside the United States (Joint Venture Silicon Valley, 2017). Silicon Valley has created a legend that has attracted people – so much so that they leave countries and continents behind to relocate there to work.