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Coding Like a Girl: How One SF Company Is Arming Women to Succeed in Tech

On the rooftop of the Galvanize building on Tehama Street, Alaina Percival leaned forward and brushed a handful of her hair over her shoulder before settling both hands together back on her lap. She’s telling a story about visiting a company where male engineers used Nerf guns as a way of team building, but the team specifically mentioned that their women engineers didn’t like getting pelted by the bullets. 

100 Things to Do in SF Before You Die

Ready. Steady. Go. 

Spring Road Trip: Hiking and Waterfalls in Portland

Longer daylight hours have us dreaming of packing the car, tuning up a few playlists, and hitting Highway 1. Join us and make your way to Portland, Oregon, where in between all the food carts and awesome craft beer, you can check out the natural beauty that the city and the Columbia River Gorge have on tap. Just be sure to pack your camera — this is one for the books.

State Bird Provisions, Manresa & A16 Win at the James Beard Awards

Last night, plenty of Bay Area chefs donned their best red carpet-worthy duds in New York to celebrate the Oscars of the food world: The James Beard Awards. And they didn't come home empty handed. A very enthusiastic high five to our winners!

The Ultimate Urban Hike: Ocean Beach to the Presidio

Lace up your sneakers to take in the many sights (and snacks!) along the way.

Bay Area Foodie Agenda: It's All About Mom

If your obsessive foodie gene came from your mama, skip that last minute floral delivery and treat mom to a day (or weekend!) of killer eats around the Bay Area. 

We Wanna Be Friends With Minted CEO & Founder Mariam Naficy

Minted is one of those creative companies we're so proud is based in the Bay Area. Their paper stationary, invites, and art is not only chic, but it champions independent artists and designers around the world, an initiative that's been part of the strategy, and ultimately the success, for CEO and founder Mariam Naficy.

5 Best Hot Springs for Skinny Dipping in the West

saline valley hot springs

It’s an age old tradition. From Japan to Iceland to the dusty backcountry of the American west, people have been soaking up the geothermal magic provided by wild hot springs since time immemorial. Interested in taking the ancestral dip? These wild hot springs will be at your service, au natural.

The Big Happy: 50 San Francisco Spots That Make Us Smile

We here at 7x7 want to bring a touch of joy into your lives. It's time you put down the phone, shut down your laptop, and step outside to one of these San Francisco happy places.

Pups Strut Their Stuff for the SF SPCA Fashion Show

In true SF SPCA fashion, we're throwing a cocktail party that will make heads turn. You are invited to Dogs on the Catwalk, a fashion show for pets and people, on Friday, May 29.

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