Lauren Smiley

Lauren Smiley

Boots-on-the-ground tech reporter.

Writing about humans in the tech age. Stories at WIRED, Backchannel, San Francisco Mag, Cal Sunday, New York Mag. Staff alum of Matter.com at Medium, San Francisco Weekly. Bilingual in Spanish.

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30 Things to Do Before You Turn 30 - First Person Essay

I'll tell this embarrassing tale only once, so keep reading. I was 24 when my parents drove me out to San Francisco from Iowa – over the plains, the desert, and then the Bay Bridge. It was the Oregon ...