72 – What brought Ankit to SF? Netball and New format

What brought Ankit to the Bay?

This week I catch up with Ankit Talwar about what brought him to the Bay.

“Working and living in San Francisco, USA has always been a dream of mine after university, after many years in Australia and spending last 7 years working and venturing across UK/Europe, my timing for the next challenge was perfect, I took the plunge and came over to the West Coast with dreams of learnings and greater successes.”

Read the rest of the interview here.


Community Announcements

Aussies looking for opportunities

Christian Burgin (Product), Mayumi Kato (Product), and James Bennet (Media/Storytelling) are new to the Bay. Learn more about them here.

Looking for Netball in the Bay Area?

SF Stars Netball Club play on Saturday mornings at the Golden Gate Rugby Club on Treasure Island!  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram or email us for enquiries!

New newsletter format

This week is the first week of the new newsletter format. Let me know your thoughts and feedback on it at chris@gdaysf.com.

Top Posts from Facebook

#1 – David with pic of sausage roll & pie from Bluestone Lane
Trammi looking for cheap 3 month car rental
Trammi with an ESTA renewal question
Becci with E3 question on grace period at end of job
Varun with a question on transferring <$1k to Aus
Josh wondering if he should set up a 401k
Hannah looking for Passionfruit or it’s pulp

What brought you to the Bay?

“Have been living in the states for 20 plus years. From Maine to Nashville to Oakland. Here I run the largest free food program in the country. I go back home twice a year most years and I’m still an Aussie citizen.” – Char

“Thanks for the email. I met my partner who lives here in the Bay Area around a year ago and moved here last month as an au pair.” – Isabella

“I’m moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in early January because my husband (also an Aussie) got a job in the area and so we’ll be relocating from Sydney. ” – Huong

Bay Area work with Aussie founded companies

Senior Full Stack Engineer & 21 more – Credible
Student loan refinancing for Americans.

See more jobs listed on the Bay Area Aussie Jobs page on the G’day SF site.

E-3 friendly companies looking for help

Sales Engineer13 others – Gigster
Writing the world’s software. We raised a $20m series B from Red Point, Marc Benioff, and Michael Jordan.
Contact (me): chris@gigster.com

See more jobs on our E-3 friendly US companies job page.


All flights below are roundtrip return.

SFO -> SYD: $895
SFO -> MEL: $843
SFO -> BNE: $890
SFO -> PER: $1,022
SFO -> ADL: $1,056

SYD -> SFO: $683
MEL -> SFO: $722
BNE -> SFO: $872
PER -> SFO: $864
ADL -> SFO: $934


Awesome events (that you won’t get in Aus)

7 Feb | Peter Murphy | The Chapel | $77
11 Feb | WWE | Oracle | $21
14 Feb | Eryka Badu | The Armory | $121
13 Feb | Beth Hart | Palace of Fine Arts | $74
18 Feb | Monster Jam | Oakland Coliseum | $24
27 Feb | Mat Kearney | Fox Theatre | $26
28 Feb | Robert Plant | Fox Theatre | $74
7 Mar | The Rubens | Swedish-American Hall | $12
4 Mar | Herbie Hancock | Fox Theatre | $40
18 May | Pink | Oracle | $84
1 Jun Maroon 5 | Oracle | $104

For more cheap/free events see here.


Satire from back home

  • Robelinda2 Receives Order Of Australia For Contribution To Cricket Highlight Videos
  • Experts Find Censoring Lyrics In Teenage Dirtbag Did Little To Prevent School Shootings
  • Poor Contribution To BBQ Justified By The Fact That These 4 Sausages Have Herbs In Them
  • Edgy Late 90s Teenager Explains What The SMP On His White Studded Belt Stands For
  • Abbott Kindly Requests Media To Not Ask His Daughter For Her Thoughts On Australia Day

And that’s it for another week. Hit reply if you have any comments, requests or if you need an excuse to share a yarn over email.


Chris, G’day SF