It’s Friday, and we at 500px HQ are wondering where the week went. We enjoyed a nice Civic Holiday Monday off, and we hope you enjoyed your long weekend, too! Things have still been crazy busy and we have lots of exciting updates to share, starting with…
Our First Photo Party!
Chance of thunderstorms? Whatever! The report for tomorrow in Toronto is looking ominous, but we promise it’ll be a fun time regardless of the weather. Once again, here are the details:
Your AWESOME self (and your camera, of course)
500px's first Photo Party (i.e., photo walk)
Southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas intersection, Toronto. Andrey Tochilin and I (Jen Tse) will be wearing 500px t-shirts.
August 6, 2011 from 1 p.m. - whenever
Pure fun times with cool 500px-ers!
Click to RSVP on our Facebook event page.
There are even more reasons to be really
excited. In addition to free goodies from Henry’s and the 500px team, we’re holding a contest to give away a Kata 3N1-20 camera bag
(retail value $99.99) generously supplied by Henry’s
. Click here to view product details.
All you have to do is show up to the walk, grab some swag, take some awesome pictures, and meet some other great photographers. Then, upload your best shots and write about your experience on your personal 500px blog (http://500px.com/YOUR USERNAME
/blog). After the event, just send the link to your blog post to email@example.com
, and we will select one lucky winner.
See you tomorrow! Bring an umbrella, and possibly some waterproof protection for your gear—it’s better to be safe than sorry.
On to What's New from 500px HQ...
What's Happened This Week
We’ve reworked the code behind creating comments to solve the problem of double-posting and sometimes vanishing comments on photo pages. For the blog, comments should be fixed by the end of today.
It’s now even easier to check the 500px blog via the new Blog tab at the top of the page! Be sure to check our blog daily for interviews with remarkable 500px photographers, community discussions, news from HQ, upcoming Photo Parties, contests and giveaways, and other fun features. You can now also interact with fellow 500px users under the Blogs tab by accessing the freshest user blog posts.
The new support page is live at http://support.500px.com
. We’ve included a handful of FAQs, but if you have more questions to add, contact the lovely Diana Tula at firstname.lastname@example.org
What We’re Working On Right Now
Arseniy, our Developer, is working on the API, writing up documentation and testing for glitches. We can now log people into the API, and soon we’ll be able to use it with apps. Be very excited…!
As always, we’re continuing to work on removing redundant and legacy code to make the site run faster and more efficiently.
Happy Friday from 500px! Looking forward to meeting and shooting with many of you at tomorrow’s Photo Party.