Posted in Life, on

It’s rare that I can pinpoint the exact moment, location, and circumstances of the first time that I met a particular person, especially when I’m fortunate to meet so many at hectic conferences and events. But Chloe Weil stood out.

I met Chloe for the first time on May 1 2011, outside Walgreens on Boylston Street in Boston. It was a beautiful, warm spring day, and I’d just photographed my favourite cherry blossoms in bloom further down on Newbury Street. I bumped into my friend Petra and she introduced me; Chloe was her co-worker at iSite Design in Portland, Oregon. Petra had convinced Chloe to attend the An Event Apart conference with her and was showing her around. Like most people, the first thing I noticed about Chloe was her unforgettable smile. She really clicked with so many people that week and made instant friendships.

Chloe, Petra, Candi, Geri at An Event Apart Boston 2011

Chloe, Petra, Candi, and me at AEA Boston 2011. Photo credit Jeffrey Zeldman

I got to know Chloe a little better over the past few years, but not as well as I wish I had. I did know that we both loved retro swimsuits, weird Japanese Kit Kats, Frye boots, and Cambridge Satchel bags. Hers was red with a “W” embossed on the front. She said we had the same taste in fashion (or “FASHION”, as she put it, as we weren’t exactly into haute coutre). I even got bangs cut for the first time in my life after seeing how beautiful they looked on her.

Chloe helped me surprise Petra when I sent her a delivery of baked goods on her birthday to the iSite office in Portland. I think she was more excited about being in on the silly secret than I was. But my funniest memory of Chloe was when Simon and I went on a gondola ride in Venice. When we posted a photo on Instagram, she immediately jumped to conclusions and asked if we’d gotten engaged, because she’d never known anyone to get out of one of “those things” without doing so. We hadn’t. Awkward, but so sweet. That was Chloe.

Ben, Petra, Chloe, and Rachel at New Adventures 2013

Ben, Petra, Chloe, and Rachel at New Adventures 2013

For some reason, on Tuesday night before bed, I was browsing through her Instagram photos and giggling at some of the ridiculous puns. Little did I know that she was already gone, and I woke up to the terrible news the next morning.

Today I learned that Chloe had wanted folks to donate to two charities in her memory: The Oregon Humane Society, and The Internet Archive. For those of you who didn’t know her, know that those charities couldn’t have been more appropriate wishes — she loved her cat, FACE, who she found at the OHS, and she was a huge supporter of digital preservation. How sad that we now have to think about preserving her own memories online. I guess she knew we would.

Regardless of what happens to her legacy on the Internet, whether it lives on or disappears, I know I won’t forget that smile.

Please donate:

Oregon Humane Society
The Internet Archive

Chloe Weil at New Adventures 2013

Photo of Geri Coady

About Me

I’m Geri Coady — a designer and illustrator from St. John’s, Newfoundland — now living in Nottingham, UK. I've got an eye for detail, a passion for the web, and I'm ready to work with clients worldwide. Want to learn more?


Jeremy Keith
  • Jeremy Keith

Thank you for writing this, Geri.

Chloe was truly unforgettable.

Christopher Mackay
  • Christopher Mackay


I’d not had the privilege of meeting Chloe, but she clearly meant a lot to those around her. Thanks for sharing this.


Petra Gregorová
  • Petra Gregorová

Thank you Geri for sharing this. I almost would have forgotten about that Chloe was in on that birthday surprise. She laughed at me so hard because I didn't understand why there was a pastries delivery on my name as I didn't order a thing. I was so confused and was afraid to open it as I was convinced that someone made a mistake and it was actually addressed to someone else. You little stinkers. It sure was priceless and thank you for helping me to remember that. It sure brought a well needed smile to my face. x

Bridget Stewart
  • Bridget Stewart

That last photo you have in this post of Chloe is lovely. That big smile of hers is unforgettable.

  • Mark

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman - thank you so much for sharing. This time last week I said goodbye to her for the last time; even now I still can't believe she's gone.

  Dina Weil
  • Dina Weil

Thank you for sharing these delightful memories of Chloe.

  • Daletec

There is actually a difference between flame resistant and flame retardant fabrics Learn more

  • Daletec

Daletec specializes in fire retardant sprays, paints and coatings, as well as fire fighting foam and extinguishers.

lake nasser cruises
  • lake nasser cruises

Two full thumbs up for this magneficent article of yours. I've really enjoyed reading this article today and I think this might be one of the best article that I've read yet. Please, keep this work going on in the same quality. lake nasser cruises

This was incredibly an exquisite implementation of your ideas

  • heena

This is a very vast topic and I think you have been able to cover most of the information related to it in a very effective way free amazon gift code generator

Andaman Honeymoon Packages
  • Andaman Honeymoon Packages

Definitely, what a splendid site and revealing posts, I surely will bookmark your website.Best Regards!

Roblox game
  • Roblox game

Roblox is a massively multiplayer online game created by David Baszucki and Erik Cassel. It is a sandbox where players are able to create their own virtual worlds using blocks of varying shapes, sizes and colors.

Mike Smith
  • Mike Smith

Nice Article.

ISO 14001 Certification in Jordan
  • ISO 14001 Certification in Jordan

The postings on your site are always excellent. i really loved the content in it Thanks for the share and keep up this great work! All the best to you. please keep updating

  • GDG

Our academic pursuits, along with a range of extracurricular activities, help in honing a child's skills and ensuring that he/she grows to be a mature and responsible citizen.

School in greater noida

ISO 27001 Certification in Delhi
  • ISO 27001 Certification in Delhi

Hi...really nice post about the inventory Report really loved the content in it really appreciate your work in it keep up the good work all the best thank you

  • Doffitt

We carry all the great audio brand names you know and love. Brands like Boss, Rode, Mackie, Shure, Sennheiser, Crown, Terbly, Mogami, Neutrik, and much more at one place.

  • wiatmppgryar

Kanye not to mention adidas Known as Establish typically the Yeezy Lift 350 V2 “Core Black/Red” Launching Big day

As expected, Kanye West’s recent Adidas NMD R1 sport shoes, typically the YEEZY Lift 350 V2 “Core Black/Red, ” might be removing concerning March 11, nowadays demonstrated from adidas. But not just might be this unique the main Kanye Western a adidas slide from 2017, nonetheless running shoes will be for babe sizes for the purpose of at first chance. Typically the “Core Black/Red” YEEZYs include a charcoal Primeknit top with the help of in contrast to inflammed mail writing some mirrored Adidas Tubular Sale amount, cardiovascular stitches, not to mention for the purpose of at first chance at the Adidas Specially Lift Uncaged, some calcaneus loss.

Besides that, Adidas Total Boost typically the parent model therefore welcomes some semi-translucent rubber outsole not to mention TPU sidewalls that create some gorgeous appearance whereas rendering better traction, Adidas Specially Lift 3. 0 being the midsole keep in mind will make usage adidas’ branded Lift products. The infant decision successively possesses a responsive all-rubber outsole, as well as a Lift midsole Adidas Tubular Shoes.

Seek typically the Yeezy Lift 350 v2 Zebra to generally be for parent ($220 USD) not to mention babe ($140 USD) different sizes newbie March 11 by go for establishments across the world. Adidas Nmd Xr1 OG Booking for ones sport shoes could be offered at licensed adidas sell locales well before launching time of day via the adidas Demonstrated App. Sign up for Highsnobiety’s sport shoes chatbot concerning Squidoo for turbo instant update versions concerning launching occassions, sport shoes st form, store shopping tips and hints and others Adidas Iniki Jogger Boost.

aftab ali
  • aftab ali

The congregation and numerous rulers started to request that merchants purchase licenses keeping in mind the end goal to have the capacity to set up their tables or shows of their products. olymptrade

shweta menon
  • shweta menon

Thank you for posting such a great article! It contains wonderful and helpful posts. Keep up the good work!. Thank you for this wonderful Article!

Manali Escorts
Manali Call Girls

  • Belkin.setup

For wireless Router-related issues. Any errors or issues will be fixed by us related to Wireless Router.Belkin extender setup

Taniya Khan
  • Taniya Khan

This is a great motivating content.I am fairly much happy with your great work.You put really very details. Keep it up.
Call Girls Delhi

web hosting join
  • web hosting join

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas on this one. Please keep posting about such articles as they really spread godaddy hosting 1$ useful information. Thanks for this particular sharing. I hope it stays updated.

  • kwikcert

Thank you for this blog
For ISO Certifications in QATAR Contact kwikcert
ISO certification in qatar

  • newyear

nice article

  • newyearimages

Very Informative article, If you interested about upcoming new year 2019 then
download Happy New Year 2019 Images free

Tara Raajput
  • Tara Raajput

Hi, This is very amazing and informative.thank you so much for publishing with us.

I love this content and hope you will publish new one.

  • aaa

asus number

While using any router, the regulation is particularly managed through the IP address/default gateway

While using any router, the regulation is particularly managed through the IP address/default gateway

Tipsy Bajaj
  • Tipsy Bajaj

like this post so much and I will share this post with my all friends because all the details are in this post is brilliant.

james lara
  • james lara

Thanks for such an inspirational post! I really enjoyed the way you have expressed your article!!

james lara
  • james lara

Your post is very interesting for see, I am personally very fond with your handwriting on

this page.

whatsapp web download
  • whatsapp web download

Whatsapp Messenger owned by Facebook is the most used instant messaging application now a days
whatsapp web download

Kasauti Zindagi Ki
  • Kasauti Zindagi Ki

Thanks a lot for sharing it, that’s truly has added a lot to our knowledge about this topic. Have a more successful day.
assignment help Thanks
Kasauti Zindagi Ki Episode

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
  • Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai

If you don"t mind proceed with this extraordinary work and I anticipate a greater amount of your magnificent blog entries
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Episode

Kasauti Zindagi
  • Kasauti Zindagi

Thanks for this article. It contains the information i was searching for and you have also explained it well.

Kasauti Zindagi Ki Episode

  • usaholidays
  • malik.farhan72

I appreciate everything you have added to my knowledge base.Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer.Thanks.

  • Kevinspear@rainydayfitness

Informative post...

  • pariwikivideo

hello.. great information... thanks for sharing this

  • pariwikivideo

hello.. great information... thanks for sharing this


  • Umzug

Your website is really cool and this is a great inspiring article. Thank you so much.

  • Dgcustomerfirst

Dgcustomerfirst store has made an online portal to assist its customers by conducting a survey

health tips
  • health tips

Excellent and very exciting site. Love to watch. Keep Rocking.

Mark Williamson
  • Mark Williamson

Research have proven us that the upright place, fully straight, is just not the most effective seating posture. Actually, a reclined posture of roughly 100-110 levels makes the chair begin to work FOR your physique.

Mark Williamson
  • Mark Williamson

Research have proven us that the upright place, fully straight, is just not the most effective seating posture. Actually, a reclined posture of roughly 100-110 levels makes the chair begin to work FOR your physique.

Riverfront residences
  • Riverfront residences

Good post but I was wondering if you could write a litter more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Appreciate it!

  • awnings

I found your this post while searching for information about blog-related research ... It's a good post .. keep posting and updating information.

custom sport motorcycle aftermarket fairings kits
  • custom sport motorcycle aftermarket fairings kits

Great survey, I'm sure you're getting a great response.

usps representative number
  • usps representative number

Os doy las gracias por la información! Yo estaba buscando y no podía encontrar. Usted me ayudó!

aliya arora
  • aliya arora

Happy to see this amazing article, you are giving us inspiration, inspiration. The extraordinary degree that you are scattered here is amazing. It helped me to refine me a ton. A responsibility of gratitude is for your efforts and support, keep sharing such things for each situation. Your blog is appreciated
Bangalore Call Girls

sneha gupta
  • sneha gupta

This is basically stunning separated for me. I have bookmarked it and I am envisioning looking articles. Keep up the immense work for this stunning article. we will back soon!

  • talibaleeee

Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I feel strongly about this and so really like getting to know more on this kind of field. Do you mind updating your blog post with additional insight? It should be really useful for all of us. Bars & Clubs lights for sale

  • Action

Thanks for putting in much effort for this information.

  • eliza

Thanks for your post. I’ve been thinking about writing a very comparable post over the last couple of weeks, I’ll probably keep it short and sweet and link to this instead if thats cool. Thanks. 먹튀사이트

  • kraisasolan

High class luxury lifestyle in the city of Amritsar with lovely manner Amritsar agency will escorts and models you in your building, your home or any non public places.

  • crellycall

Hi, this is lata from Amritsar, India have a great female agency offer to amazing, pleasure service, book a good looking models for excellent nightlife.

  • jullia

Images entirely on your internet site even when creating awareness swiftly a small amount of sum submits. Rewarding technique for lasting upcoming, I will be book-marking at that time grow to be the surface area end develops inches upwards inches. Dental Financing

  • stremmers
james thomas
  • james thomas

Rapidly this kind of internet site can easily unquestionably recognition among virtually all blogging and site-building and also site-building individuals, to be able to the meticulous content or simply opinions. bitcoin price

  • royaljaipur

nice blog post.keep it up.

Although securing an authentic news is a very dificult task during these days but we have collected authentic news from diferrent sources for the ease of public seekers.
Tech News

I am amazed to read this article. How hard struggled writter,I really appreciate your effort.
Technology News

Have you ever watched indian drama, never. You can watch now by visiting our website
which will please you in the world of entertainment.

Kumkum Bhagya
  • Kumkum Bhagya

Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer!..

  • zeesha

Some genuinely prize articles on this web site , saved to bookmarks . I found this similiar one here.
Kumkum Bhagya

Buy K2 Online
  • Buy K2 Online

I just thought it may be an idea to post incase anyone else was having problems researching but I am a little unsure if I am allowed to put names and addresses on here.

  • seomaster

Profit primarily prime quality items -- you can understand them all within: womens dresses

Aahana Khan
  • Aahana Khan

I Found your article very interesting and helpful.. Well explained, I really enjoyed reading your post, and hope to read more. Thanks for sharing this amazing information.

mysainsburys login
  • mysainsburys login

I simply want to tell you that I am new to weblog and definitely liked this blog site. Very likely I’m going to bookmark your blog . You absolutely have wonderful stories. Cheers for sharing with us your blog.

mykfc survey
  • mykfc survey

survey needs valid KFC bill On the off chance that you have gone by a KFC store as of late

cbd hemp oil
  • cbd hemp oil

This is important, though it's necessary to help you head over to it weblink:

Leave a Comment

Please enter the word you see in the image below: