Earlier this month, Automattic designers from North America got together in Detroit, MI, for our annual meetup. (Designers in Europe, Africa, and Australia had met up the month before in the UK.)

While we were there, we met a lot of folks from the local community. We talked with them about the issues facing Detroit, as well as its numerous attractions, and how technology can help empower local business owners. We visited some local businesses that run on WordPress.com, like Motor City Java House (great space with an AMAZING art space in the back!), La Posada (EPIC burritos), and Art in Motion (art gallery and sculpture studio). We also checked out The Heidelberg Project and Detroit Industrial Gallery.

Check out some of the photos I took of the trip:

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