Privy 5 San Francisco Dean Yao

Immediate Past President, Project by Project (PbP) San Francisco

Dean Yao currently works at Nimbula, a cloud computing startup, where he develops technical best practices for customers. He also founded the SF Chapter of Project by Project, a national volunteer organization, and served as its President in 2009 and 2010. Previously, he worked in technical marketing at VMware. Prior to VMware, he worked on hardware research at Intel Research Labs in Oregon. Dean earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from USC, and B.S. in EECS from UC Berkeley. He is originally from Maryland, and enjoys rock climbing, traveling to remote locations, MMA, scheming, and meandering over the hills of San Francisco.

Privy 5 San Francisco Dean Yao
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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Nob Hill


    1448 Pacific Ave (between Hyde St & Mccormick St) San Francisco CA 94109
    (415) 673-2961
    Ristorante Milano is as authentic as one can get outside of Milan, Italy. Everything from the pasta to the wine is fantastic. Each pasta dish is done to perfection and highly flavorful. The wine list is expansive and includes a good selection of wines that go well with the food. However, no trip to Ristorante Milano is complete without trying the pera cotta en marsala, which is pear poached in car ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Tenderloin


    25 Mason Street (at Market Street) San Francisco CA 94112
    +1 415 409 3276
    For comfort food, few places can top Farmer Brown. Farmer Brown is a throwback to good eating with classic favorites and soul food that will make you feel good inside. From the hearty portions of hanger steak to the chicken and biscuits, the food at Farmer Brown is always cooked as if it were home-made and that is part of the reason why it is so delicious. If that weren’t enough, the restaurant it ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Polk Gulch


    1722 Sacramento Street (near Polk Street) San Francisco CA 94109
    +1 415 567 5432
    Young as it is, Acquerello has already accumulated a great number of followers. Other than the ambiance that it provides, the food they serve are simply irresistible. No wonder, the restaurant has already received awards. This Italian fine dining restaurant has a lineup of mouth watering dishes that include pastas, pizzas and even steaks. With so many offerings to choose from, who can resist the p ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Downtown


    655 Larkin Street (at the corner of Ellis Street) San Francisco CA 94109
    +1 415 776 3234
    What is a Vietnamese restaurant doing right in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown? Nonetheless, Pagolac is a gem on its own because of its authentic Vietnamese food offerings served hot and flavorful. You can have your taste of the most delectable Chicken pho, spring rolls, charbroiled beef and pork and lots more that will make you crave for more of what this Vietnamese restaurant has to offe ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Union Square


    4 Mint Plaza (at Jessie St) San Francisco CA 94103
    (415) 546-4134
    The sexy yet cozy Chez Papa Resto is a restaurant with a lot of class and makes for a great date spot with incredible cocktails (including the blood orange margarita) and scrumptious food. Chez Papa Resto regularly updates its menus to account for seasonality and the fresh food available. Seafood and fish on offer may include halibut, crab, and squid. Other dishes feature Kobe steak dishes, choice ... read more >

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