Mt. Rushmore with John Ridener, San Mateo County

Posted on October 3, 2017

It’s Mount Rushmore season for ELGL members. We’re asking for your top four list on a variety of topics.

John Ridener

Open Data Community Liaison – County of San Mateo, CA
Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter

California stereotypes

  1. Wearing a tie means you’re trying too hard
  2. Voluntary dietary needs are difficult to accommodate
  3. Everyone lives by the ocean
  4. Interstates have two names depending on where you are in the state and this seems to be very important

San Mateo attractions

  1. Moss Beach Distillery 
  2. Pescadero
  3. Facebook HQ
  4. Flintstone house 


  1. San Mateo County’s Open Data Portal (of course)
  2. YouTube (based in San Bruno!)
  4.  . . .

Dinner guests

  1. Laozi
  2. Michel Foucault
  3. David Graeber
  4. Michelle Alexander

Halloween candy

  1. Full size Snickers from the nice family down the street
  2. Mary Janes (aka “mystery chews from old people”)
  3. Fun size Butterfinger
  4. Any size peanut butter cups

Supplemental Reading


Close window