Max Edmands

Oakland, California, United States

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  • computer stuff!
  • I went to an engineering college in the middle of nowhere...
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About Me


To do something every day that scares me.


I'm a 26-year-old who loves travel, interesting people, and fun. Often outgoing; always friendly. Lucky enough to live in Oakland.


I think about the meaning of life a lot, but I don't have any answers. And I like it that way. I figure if I keep doing stuff I enjoy, my life purpose will reveal itself eventually.

Things I think are important: Human rights, care and attention for people who need it the most, and the continued survival of green things.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have smiles and conversation and laughter to provide. I love meeting new people!


I've hung out with CS'ers in Portland ME, Washington DC, Las Vegas NV, and San Francisco CA. Hosted a bit, and surfed a bit.

The CS culture means a lot to me. I think that the rest of the world could learn a lot by spending more time with cool strangers.


I LOVE bicycles.

Also, gardening. I've been spending the past few months getting my PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) and now I know more than I used to about awesome things like: how to build a food forest, how to keep bees, how to remediate soil, and so on. It's fascinating stuff.

I'm kinda nerdy and spend a lot of time making computers do various things.

Sometimes I go hiking and camping and climbing and dancing.

I really really love music.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Yes please! Check me out on

Movies: I don't know anything about movies but I'm lucky enough to have a roommate who does. He picks them all. :)Books: My favorite is Jorge Luis Borges. I am learning Spanish partially so I can read his stories in their native language.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Going to burning man in 2011.
The view from atop Potrero Hill.
Road tripping across the US.

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Canada, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Philippines, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Japan, United States

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