Once a year, all employees of Automattic get together in the same place for a week. This year the location was Park City, in Utah.
The place itself was pretty amazing – an off-season ski resort set in a valley with breathtaking views of the mountains. Park City is where the Sundance film festival is held, and it wasn’t difficult to see why. The altitude was something like 6000 feet, which is 2000 feet above the highest mountain in the UK. Waking up wheezing in the middle of the night, or after climbing a flight of stairs.
There’s no real way to describe what it’s like walking into a room full of people that you’ve never met in person, but feel like you know intimately already. When you only interact online, personalities seem to take on a much bigger form than they do with everyday interactions.
Despite having a great time, my head was about 5000 miles away back home, with what was going on in Scotland. I didn’t take that many pictures as a result, which I already regret. Here they are:
Leica M8 – Jupiter-12 35mm f2.8
18 thoughts on “Automattic Grand Meetup 2014 – Park City, Utah”
I really have to get over my fear of photographing people. Every time I tried it at the meetup it was a positive experience but I always think I’m butting in.
Great photos as always!
PS. the “Notify me of new comments via email” text is black on dark grey. Might be worth styling it if possible.
Agreed! It took me a while to get over it at first too. I have the same fear during most parts of my life, until lubricated with alcohol.
Good tip on the CSS… I’ll look into sorting it!