What did you do on your summer vacation? I went to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
All right, so it wasn't exactly a vacation. I live in a nearby suburb of Philadelphia and I was working 14 hours a day throughout the week, getting home well past midnight each evening.
But for a reporter who's covered technology for more than a decade and a half, getting to experience the media circus of a national political convention was a thrill.
Add in Hillary Clinton becoming the first female to win a major political party's nomination for US president, and this history nerd couldn't have been happier on only four hours of sleep a night.
So what was it like to attend the Democratic National Convention? Click through the gallery below for a glimpse of how things looked on the ground.
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