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Old 01-10-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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Keep San Antonio lame!

SA does have one of the few bars in the US that makes it's own kombucha. They make some mean cocktails with it.
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I was in Alchemy last night, and it made me rethink my qualification of San Antonio as not-quite-cool yet. It was a super diverse crowd--and packed--with lots of fashionable older folks and plenty of tatted-up younger ones having awesome drinks and awesome food. If you had just arrived in the city, you would've thought you were in Austin or Portland or any of those other "epicenters." Great place with a great vibe.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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I like vibe
I like cool

but it is now time for my nap
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Old 01-10-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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San Antonio's older generation hangs on with their fingernails along with the added negative of a weak tech-sector and lack of high paying jobs for educated young people. It doesn't attract a cool crowd, thus the city lacks that factor.

I'd like to see that change. I'm not holding my breath
San Antonio's Tech sector is centered around cyber security. It is home to over 100 cyber security companies and is a $15 billion industry for S.A.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:15 PM
 
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San Antonio's Tech sector is centered around cyber security. It is home to over 100 cyber security companies and is a $15 billion industry for S.A.
I understand, but think about Austin, a city that's half the size of San Antonio, having a tech sector that brings in $25+ billion a year to that city.

We're still low on the totem pole for high-paying jobs for young, educated people. SA is mainly comprised of hourly jobs on the lower end of the pay grade.
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Old 01-11-2016, 06:33 PM
 
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Default Nerd Capital of Texas,

An enviable statistic indeed, Austin's tech sector brings in $25 billion annually. This is great.
Think about it, this statistic means also means lots of nerds for a city of Austin's size. Not cool at all since
nerds defined, are the opposite of cool.
There has to be a lot of geeks there up in Austin perhaps 33% of the population.
Mostly all are wearing pocket protectors too.
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I understand, but think about Austin, a city that's half the size of San Antonio, having a tech sector that brings in $25+ billion a year to that city.

We're still low on the totem pole for high-paying jobs for young, educated people. SA is mainly comprised of hourly jobs on the lower end of the pay grade.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:01 PM
 
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I probably missed the obvious sarcasm, for that I apologize but just in case....... "Nerds" these days are the "cool" people! ;-)
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:27 PM
 
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I'm a bit of a traveler and have lived in several states as well as a handful of European cities.

San Antonio is more what I'd call out-doorsy, family oriented, slower pace type of a place from my personal experience. You can find some cool spots, for sure, but generally it feels a bit more laid back to me, especially compared the cities named in the original post.

Like a few people mentioned earlier, it's not the type of a place young people move to without a purpose. Rackspace recruits and relocates in a fair share of young people and they then find ways to entertain themselves. But I don't know anyone who moved here because they thought San Antonio was cool, and then found a place to work.
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Old 01-11-2016, 09:38 PM
 
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I understand, but think about Austin, a city that's half the size of San Antonio, having a tech sector that brings in $25+ billion a year to that city.

We're still low on the totem pole for high-paying jobs for young, educated people. SA is mainly comprised of hourly jobs on the lower end of the pay grade.

San Antonio's Healthcare/Biomedicine sector is a $35 billion dollar industry with an average pay of 49k (120k jobs) Financial/insurance(60k) jobs avg salary 80k.

Austin has 26,300 IT jobs with an average pay of 89k versus S.A's 21,600 IT jobs and avg pay of 81k. Austin's nonfarm employment is listed at 963,000 and S.A. 1,058,000. Both cities are doing well.
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Old 01-11-2016, 11:19 PM
 
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I probably missed the obvious sarcasm, for that I apologize but just in case....... "Nerds" these days are the "cool" people! ;-)
I still don't know what a Nerd is. I think it is suppose to be a guy who would rather write code than live a normal life. Maybe that is cool and maybe it isn't. I saw the MARS Lander hit down successfully and everyone who worked on it was proud to be called nerds. They even dressed the part which was even funnier. What does a nerd look like? Does NASA hire nerds? Is there a job description for this? I never thought of myself as a nerd but maybe I am. I hope I am not.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:43 AM
 
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I still don't know what a Nerd is. I think it is suppose to be a guy who would rather write code than live a normal life. Maybe that is cool and maybe it isn't. I saw the MARS Lander hit down successfully and everyone who worked on it was proud to be called nerds. They even dressed the part which was even funnier. What does a nerd look like? Does NASA hire nerds? Is there a job description for this? I never thought of myself as a nerd but maybe I am. I hope I am not.
Hey man, what kinda drugs you be takin?
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