Hello Atlas Obscura Community!
Well, it’s about that time. I started working at Atlas Obscura in 2013, just a freelance gig putting together winking lists about UFOs and LARPs, and since then I’ve written or edited thousands of place pages, authored hundreds of stories, and had the opportunity to contribute in some way to just about every part of the company as it’s grown. But one of the things I’ve been happiest to do is bring our forums to life.
It’s been nearly a year since we first introduced the Atlas Obscura Community Forums, and in that time it has been my absolute pleasure to help build a space where we can communicate with our community, and to get to know so many incredible members of the Atlas Obscura community. From long-simmering content experiments like the Atlas Obscura Book Club to just sharing our favorite tunes or what we were up to that day, interacting with everyone here has been a true pleasure.
But to paraphrase one of my favorite Star Trek episode titles, all good things… I’m excited to share that I’ll be moving over to our Experiences team to begin developing a new collection of tours and events, aimed directly at bringing our greatest database places and stories to life! This means that I might be coming to your city with some incredible new Atlas Obscura events and experiences for you to join in on, and I hope to see you there!
With my timely passing, the Community forums will pass on to the capable and friendly hands of our Web Producer, @jonathancarey , who you probably already know from here in the forums. He’s the coolest.
Once again, I want to thank everyone here in the forums for all of the terrific contributions you’ve made to creating a friendly, safe, and wondrous place to connect with other curious people. Also, I won’t be going far, so never hesitate to drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Programming Lead | Atlas Obscura