The sickness, the sore feet, the late nights, the pain of staring at countless screens for 20 hours a day... We know what we're getting into, and yet every year we come back to CES to get a glimpse of the future of technology. For everyone that helped make this wild mix of live events, news, reporting, video production, and storytelling possible: thank you.
None of The Verge staff ever comes home from CES with much in the way of real, concrete memories. This past week, as it does every year, leaves us only with semi-delirious fragments: putting on the new Oculus Rift. Trying on the beautiful Pebble Steel. Wondering whether this robot in front of me is amazing or terrifying or both, or why I'm holding this Taser and facing the camera. Watching a TV bend, and questioning whether this was real life or fever dream. Shouting at each other on the Vergecast, and waging epic smartphone-typing battles.
One thing we'll never forget: we had a blast at CES 2014. And another: none of it would have been possible without the help and support of our co-workers, friends, family, random encouragers and coffee-bringers, and most of all you, our readers. We'd never get to have this much fun without you all along for the ride.
So, thank you. Thank you to everyone who helped us make CES coverage possible, and thank you to all those who put up with our strange antics all week. We already can't wait for next year.
- Preparing The Verge studio at CES.
- Maximizing storage.
- Jake Kastrenakes is in the zone.
- John Lagomarsino and Regina Dellea help setup the studio.
- Kyle Kramer's key commands.
- Ellis Hamburger hangs out with Ben Popper.
- Michael Shane and Nathan Cykiert collaborate for some fresh air.
- David Pierce leads a Verge planning session
- Joshua Topolsky takes advantage of the mic.
- Thomas Ricker manages the team at Digital Experience.
- The video team edits from anywhere in Vegas.
- The liveblog setup for Dieter Bohn and Dante D'Orazio.
- Dante D'Orazio and his makeshift desk.
- Sam Thonis, Ryan Manning, Jordan Oplinger, and Billy Disney deep in discussion.
- Tiana Brinton and Nina Sokoler
- James Chae, Chao Li, and Guillermo Esteves at the product table.
- Nilay Patel leads a planning session.
- Polygon's Chris Grant
- Carl Franzen and Sam Sheffer consider the future of mobility.
- Christian Mazza checks his focus.
- Sam Byford shoots.
- A rare moment: The Verge team in the sunlight.
- Josh Lowensohn, Casey Newton, and Nilay Patel return to homebase.
- Thomas Houston and Ryan Manning working in the lounge.
- Stephen Greenwood takes a call.
- Nathan Cykiert on the verge of an idea.
- Bryan Bishop gets deep into an edit.
- William Savona, product database manager
- Oh yes. Ross Miller knows.
- Working closely.
- Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Joshua Topolsky, Thomas Houston, Jim Bankoff, and Chad Mumm
- Molly Osberg and Ben Popper chuckle over an edit.
- Leah Sigler on paper.
- Adi Robertson, through the glass.
- Thomas Ricker understands.
- Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn aren't sure about that.
- Thomas Ricker and David Pierce hold down the fort.
- James Chae and Jordan Oplinger get deep.
- Interns Tyler Gold and Chaim Gartenberg
- Kwame Opam working in the trailer.
- A rare moment of calm with the video team.
- Nilay Patel and his fifth Diet Coke of the day.
- Dieter Bohn and Dante D'Orazio eat on the go.
- Sam Byford and Ryan Manning.
- Casey Newton is a master on the phone.
- Michael Shane, almost done for the day.
- Dante D'Orazio working late.
- A solitary moment with Vlad Savov.
- Billy Disney takes a rare break.
- Essential desert gear.
For The Verge:
Director of Operations: Michael Shane
Assistant to the Managing Editor: Leah Sigler
Nina Sokoler and Tiana Brinton
The Verge Product team is:
VP, Product + Technology: Trei Brundrett
Product Manager: Justin Glow
Developers: Steve McKinney, Guillermo Esteves
Designers: James Chae, Brent Laverty, Dylan Lathrop, Kelsey Scherer
Support Manager: Chao Li
Special Thanks to: Jim Bankoff, Marty Moe
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And thanks to HyperJuice for lending us the HyperMacs that kept us charged throughout the show.
The Verge Video is:
Head of Production, Vox Studios: Kyle Kramer
Senior Editorial Producer: Ross Miller
Associate Producer: Lindsey Ferrier
Billy Disney and Jordan Oplinger
Live Director: John Lagomarsino
Senior Producer, Vox Studios: Brendan Murphy
Director of Video Operations: Marcos Bueno
Video publishing specialist: Evan Rodgers
Associate Editorial Producer, Video: Nathan Cykiert
Director of Post Production: Sam Thonis
Director / Editors: Ryan Manning, Zach Goldstein, Christian Mazza
Senior Director: Stephen Greenwood
Editor: Marc Leonard
Postproduction Coordinator: Regina Dellea
Graphics: Noah Shulman