So last Saturday, I was invited to an official dA "Town Hall" meetup by $Heidi
here in NYC! I was so flattered to get the invite, I've never been to any dA meetup so I had no idea what to expect from it but it was actually really interesting! I got to meet a group of awesome deviants, including +spyed
himself, who is actually a very normal and chill dude for being the mighty CEO of deviantArt.
The dA staff members that were there, $Heidi
, and +spyed
, talked to all of us about a lot of different aspects of the site. They genuinely cared about my (and the other 10 or so deviants') opinion about a variety of devious matters - everything from the critique widgets to small site tweakings to dA Muro to art theft and mature content issues. I was really impressed that they took the time to come all the way out to NYC to meet deviants in person and ask our opinions. DeviantArt loves you, it's true, and the admins and staff are working hard to make the site better than ever, so everyone: stick around and you will see improvements and new awesome features comin' your way!
I got to meet so many people I admire, all who live around the NYC area - =ProdigyBombay
(who I got a burger with afterwards! yay!), *HamletMachine
, along with new awesome people as well, ~nillia
, and =suzuran
(it was her birthday and she didn't even tell us!!)! It was so great to see all of you even if we didn't talk much! Stay cool guys.
And special shoutout to $Heidi
for being such an excellent firefighter.