Day 3 in San Francisco and day 1 of my internship at Creative Commons.
I got up this morning and headed to my first day at my internship; except I couldn’t find the bus stop that HopStop told me to go to. I ended up walking to work instead. It only takes about 40 minutes, and it’s mostly downhill or flat, although it takes me through an ugly, mostly industrial part of San Francisco.
I get to the Creative Commons office and meet the other interns and staff. We spend the morning getting an overview of what Creative Commons is and an overview of the organization the staff. We also get set up with our email and wiki logins. After a short office tour (it’s a small office), we headed out to lunch and socializing at Primo Patio Cafe.
Back in the office, we filled out some administrative and got set up on various email lists. I met with my supervisor, Ahrash Bissell, Executive Director of ccLearn, and talked a bit about my project for the summer. In the next few days I am going to get up to speed on the Open Education movement and doing some user experience and internationalization stuff for the OpenEd community beta site.
My ongoing SF photo set on Flickr.
After work, I met up with Elizabeth (pictured above and of Herbivores and Noir fame), who is in town attending the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. We headed to Chinatown for dinner at House of Nanking (pictured below), which a bit of a tourist trap but a particular guilty pleasure of mine. Love their fried rice! We got there right before the crowds lined up outside, so we had zero wait time. Just avoid anything deep fried there and you will be fine.