February 2024 in review

My monthly series

View of the Caldera mountains far away, near Los Alamos.

This is the sixteenth post in my Month in review series.

We started a big and fun project at Grafana Labs with a customer I’ve been working with for the past 2 years. I went to New York for 3 days of project kickoff meetings. We also had a few happy hours and dinners among partners, colleagues and friends. I came back charged and full of ideas and good memories.

At home in Santa Fe, we went to two DJ dance nights, Riya had a dance performance with Mosaic Dance Company, and we watched a Choreographers Showcase.

The theme of the month is: dances.

Trip to NYC

I went to NY to meet with customers and kick off a one year project. I also met with Grafana Labs colleagues from my team and other partnering teams.

On the last day of my trip, I went on a guided tour of the United Nations! I was attracted by the historical meaning of this organization. I wondered what the architecture, the art and the logistics looked like inside. I wanted to understand it better, to see it with my own eyes, and to wonder how such a thing comes together.

Month activities

I’m very pleased with the amount of dancing, art and friends that I got to see this month.

Street photography

Month favorites

  • Visiting the United Nations headquarters during my NYC trip.
  • On one weekend, we had 2 dance parties in a row.
  • The Mosaic Dance Company performed their annual Valentines dance show: A Show of Love.
  • Beats Antique concert with belly dancing performances at Meow Wolf.
  • Walks along Santa Fe river.
  • Dinners with friends.

Goals for next month

  • Take our new project at work on a good start.
  • Continue making progress at aikido.
  • Take lots of time off from work to recharge and recenter.
Alexandre de Verteuil
Alexandre de Verteuil
Senior Solutions Architect

I teach people how to see the matrix metrics.
Monkeys and sunsets make me happy.