Last time I updated this blog I was encouraging everyone to attend the Tyler Mini Maker Faire. If you didn’t hear, it was a huge hit. The 2nd annual faire is coming up in just a couple weeks. You should go! If it goes well there is even an outside chance Tyler might be getting an Innovation Center that will feature a Makerspace.
It was one year ago I wrote that. Given the long silence, it’s worth calling the Hack Tyler project done. Although I remain as intrigued as ever by Tyler, I’ve moved beyond the “data for data’s sake” approach to understanding the place. In addition, I’m now dividing my time between Tyler and Oakland, CA, so my personal investment in the place has changed tenor somewhat.
I hope people continue to discover this blog and use the information it presents to learn about Tyler. Building it was a tremendous experience that gained me great friends and taught me a tremendous amount about the place. In a curious and unexpected way, writing about Tyler made me care deeply about it. (It also made me, at times, ferociously annoyed.)
Everything I built will stay online, however, the following apps are broken for various reasons and will not be fixed (unless somebody else wants to do it):
The Data page is also likely to be out of date at this point.
All the other maps and apps still work, to the best of my knowledge. Make Tyler Weird is still modestly active, and still one of my favorite things that came out of this endeavor.
To everyone who read—especially those of you who live in Tyler: thank you. Want to chat more? I still eat lunch. Contact information is at the left.