I wrote about this blog and its underlying technology before. In late 2018, I completed a hurried MVP migration to WordPress. Since then, I continued making a steady stream of updates and building additional trinkets for our next adventure: driving from Austin to Anchorage.
During a 4K Test Kitchen session, I took my colleagues on a tour of the system and what I built to keep telling the story.
The system still relies on the same original components. The primary change since its original launch is a migration from Tumblr to WordPress. Since that relaunch in 2018, I’ve made improvements to frontend performance, map design, better location service integration, and the ability to submit content via email. Also two new gadgets:
- Magic roadtrip planning spreadsheet
- A Slack API and Symfony powered Craigslist ad scraper to archive listings
We made it. Again.