Welcome paul! 🤗 I'm a super fan.
I also used to live in [redacted], CA (went to school there) but moved to Austin to be around more bitcoiners. 🤦‍♂️
glad you escaped! We left 6 years ago with no regrets. If you're ever in Salt Lake, we're starting to grow a bitcoin/lightning meetup here. It's not quite as technical as a bitdevs meeting with more layer 2 topics mixed in. https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-zuyvgaos