days 13-18 // a week in las vegas

I wrapped up my business travel for the year with a trip to Las Vegas. I've been to Autodesk University before - 4 or 5 times, maybe.  I don't keep track. This was my first year attending as a product manager and it was a much different experience this time around - I was busier and my time was scheduled by others for a lot of things. It was fun, but there wasn't much opportunity to post. Instead of one photo for each day I was away, here are my six favorites from the week. 

As much as I wanted to bring the Nikon, I just couldn't fit it into my luggage. All shots taken with my iPhone 6+.  

sunrise in nevada :: tuesday, november 15, 2016

sunrise in nevada :: tuesday, november 15, 2016

The lighting in the Exhibit Hall was not exactly a photographer's dream (so fluorescent and so harsh), but I took photos anyway because all the fun was here.

The civil engineering area featured a mural. I had the chance to meet the artist, who was lovely. He does this sort of thing for all sorts of corporate events, like trade shows or internal meetings.  

the graffiti wall in the exhibit hall

the graffiti wall in the exhibit hall

nigel sussman, the artist behind the graffiti wall. follow his work on instagram at @nigelsussman

nigel sussman, the artist behind the graffiti wall. follow his work on instagram at @nigelsussman

There was also a sandbox - or, as well called it, the Augmented Reality Sandbox. This is a clever way to learn about topography and how to read contours on a map. What I wasn't expecting is how soothing it was to play in the sand. 

You can build your own, if you want. The good people at the University of California - Davis came up with idea and posted instructions for building your own, which you can read about here.

the augmented reality sandbox in the exhibit hall

the augmented reality sandbox in the exhibit hall

I didn't get outside much during the week, but did take in the view from my room any chance I could. 

twilight :: early thursday evening, november 17, 2016

twilight :: early thursday evening, november 17, 2016

view from my room at night :: late thursday, november 18, 2016

view from my room at night :: late thursday, november 18, 2016

Day 30: night lights

I did it: one photo every day for 30 days. My goals at the start of this little project weren't lofty: they were simply to try and also to enjoy the process. I'm bummed the month is over, but I'm pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. 

National Photo Posting Month 2015 :: Day 30

National Photo Posting Month 2015 :: Day 30

What: The view from my room at The Palazzo

When: Monday, November 30, 2015 

Where: Vegas, baby

Why: Because I'm here for a few days and I'm pretty sure in all the years I've come here for one work trip or another, this is the very first time I've had a view of The Strip from my room. The lights at night are a hell of a sight to see, but the daytime views, when I can see the mountains off in the distance, are my favorite.