After nearly a year, Hack Tyler is no longer a one-man show. Other fellow muckrakers are working to make this city better, and weirder too.
It has been almost a year since I made a big fuss about moving to Tyler and started on this crazy project of contorting the place to me and myself to it. This project has been fantastically successful. Sure, I've lost a few battles, but I've also genuinely come to enjoy living here. This is in large part due to the community of engaged and thoughtful people who've sought me out since I arrived. It has been a deeply rewarding experience to connect with so many other folks who are passionate about making Tyler a more inclusive and sustainable community.
In short, good friends make all the difference.
With that in mind, I'm happy to announce that Hack Tyler is no longer just me. An incredible group of local hackers and muckrakers (née engaged citizens) have banded together to think bigger and hack smarter. My friends here in Tyler wanted to pitch in and they have -- to great effect.
Today I'm thrilled to announce two new Hack Tyler projects:
TPA is a visual index of all public art on display in Tyler. It has a map. It has photos. It works on tablets and phones. You can take it with you and tour the city. We included graffiti because we're contrary like that.