I can tell you that Miami would definitely like you here, even our Mayor cosigns: https://twitter.com/FrancisSuarez/status/1100425644968738822
Note: what you see in the pictures are not built yet
If you want to work with LATAM, hire Latinx engineers in the Bay (there are lots of us) and hire tech people in Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil. Lots of talented folks in all those places.
But, the grass is always greener I suppose. When I've visited I stayed in nicer places (Brickell, Miami Beach) than I could likely afford year round + just generally engaging in more fun activities than working. I do think lots of people like me would be more than willing to take a West-coast level salary to live in Miami instead though, at least for a few years.
Companies are getting funded & acquired. Engineers are building cool things and meeting regularly. Plus there are plenty of LatAm HQs here.
You should come back & visit, I’d be glad to show you around and introduce you to the people building real companies.
I’m also happy to connect you, just drop me a line.
Great except for all the hurricanes, sweltering heat and high humidity, and cultural wasteland.
Not that SF has much culture compared to world-class cities like NYC, London, Berlin, or Amsterdam, and Silicon Valley is even worse.
California also has earthquakes, so maybe it evens out.
Developer pay relative to the greater population and cost of living is also really good compared to a lot of places.