We'd heard the rumors. Legend had it that about once a month, a highly select crew of young Bay Area super-nerds convened on a secluded compound for a full weekend of coding and craziness. "It's run by a wizkid named Pup, and it feels like a miniature, more intimate Burning Man," one in-the-know techie told us, "but without all the dust." When we finally scored an invite, we packed a weekend bag and headed off to a massive mansion deep in the hills outside the city. The party was raging when we arrived, and so it went for days, with breaks to crack on code or eat delicacies prepared by an in-house chef. It truly was Revenge of the Nerds. Don't forget your swimsuit.
San Francisco, CA
26 September 2014