Be careful. They can be surly. A goose once ate my lens cap before I could stop it.
Walking amongst the old walls and buildings of Buda, it's easy to forget about our modern worries and day to day affairs and instead just breathe in, soaking up the eternal views. If I lived here I'd probably walk by here every night.
You know when you travel enough, these kind of places kind of start feeling like home. I certainly find my self feeling much more relaxed in these kind of settings then I probably should be.
When I got to my hotel in Berlin last weekend I was met with 20C weather, bright sun streaming through the Brandenburg Gate, people walking around without jackets and their sleeves rolled up and everyone was just slightly more enthusiastic then normal.
We're not quite in spring time yet here in Western Europe, but the promise of it is certainly in the air. Can't wait to be seduced by it's warm lazy rays again.
Ever notice how many great adventures start with that remark? This one was no different, as I was exploring the off the beaten path areas of Budapest and wondering around the old Olympic stadiums I noticed one of the doors to the Puskás Stadium was left open, and no one was around.
Needless to say I didn't resist temptation and I took my sweet time exploring this old giant. It's incredibly to see how this one glorious stadium is slowly turning into dust. The concrete of these huge stands is sagging and has huge cracks everyone. In some places they fastened a tiny bit of wood and netting around it, as if to say 'yeah, we can fix this with just a tiny bit of duct tape', what could possibly go wrong right?
So I'm glad I got to explore this before it's inevitable demise.
- Twitter Inc.Head of International Developer & Platform Relations, 2013 - present
- SnapsationFounder & CEO, 2013 - 2013
- Team lead, Google+ Developer Relations, 2010 - 2013
- Developer Advocate OpenSocial, 2007 - 2010
- Various European CompaniesSoftware Engineer, Team Lead, PM, 1994 - 2007
Chris has been a driving force of the social web for as long as it's been been around.
First as a lead engineer on- & evangelist for OpenSocial where he drove the open standard process and was the lead author for the reference implementation, then as Developer Advocate for Google on open web standards, helping OAuth and OpenID become the standards that the following web APIs formed around, and as founding member of the Google+ project where he helped redefined how Google deals with identity and social interactions; Founder and CEO of a startup photography marketplace, Snapsation, and now as lead of the International Developer Relations team at Twitter; He's always had a passion for creating meaningful connections between people through technology and driving change through innovation.
Chris has decades of experience working with startups, developer platforms, APIs, founding companies, mentoring startups in the consumer and social space, evangelism, marketing, engineering and building and scaling out successful teams.