The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art project in Detroit, Michigan, in the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood on the city’s east side. It was created in 1986 by the artist Tyree Guyton after he returned to Heidelberg (the street where he grew up) after serving in the Army and found it in shambles. Guyton was assisted by his wife, Karen, and grandfather Sam Mackey.

Resources:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg_Project
  • http://www.heidelberg.org/research_resources/history.html

Dot Blog

To ring in the new year (and thanks to some wonderful colleagues of mine), I just activated dan.robert.blog, replacing my previous site address. Initially, I had set this domain up as a separate photo blog but I changed my mind. I think it will be much more sensible to combine and maintain one site, instead of two.

I’m really proud of the work the .blog folks have done on the new TLD and I’m excited to see where it goes from here.

Head on over to: get.blog if you would like your very own .blog domain!

Whistler, BC – Automattic GM 2016

This past September, Automattic held it’s annual Grand Meetup – where the entire company (located all around the world) gets together in one location to talk about past and future goals, work on some fun projects, and hang out with each other.

This year, we went to Whistler, BC Canada. I absolutely loved it! The hotels were right in the village so it felt like we were still a part of everything going on in the surrounding area. Last year, in Park City, UT, it felt like we were much more secluded … it felt kind of like The Shining.

The food options were very good, the activities available were really fun, and the scenery overall was amazing!

** As usual, I’m a couple months behind on this post. I’ve been pretty bad at being on top of things here, lately. Trying to get better at that! :/

New York, NY

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to travel to NYC for a short work trip. It was my first time visiting the city so I spent a bit of time one morning exploring as much as I could. All of my time there was spent in Manhattan (aside from a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge one evening) but I absolutely loved it … much more than I ever imagined I would!

San Francisco, CA – Team 51 Meetup

Last month, Team 51 (the team I am a part of at Automattic) had it’s first-ever official team meetup. We chose San Francisco because half of the team lives there so it made things a little easier to plan. Plus, it’s an awesome city anyway! We even took a little day-trip up to Napa Valley for a little bit of wine tasting! That was especially exciting because it was my first time to Napa.

Lisbon, Portugal – Theme Wranglers Meetup

Just before Thanksgiving, I took a trip over to Portugal with my team at Automattic. While most of our time there was spent hacking away at a cool, new project and chatting a lot about themes, we did manage to squeeze in a bit of time for some exploring.

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