What worked, and what ideas I have for next year.
Short list: WordPress Multisite, Test-Driven Development, WordPress for Publishers and Dogfooding It.
Essential math concepts for journalists. Greg Linch is collecting a list for an ONA session we’re proposing.
Liftcamp: Anyone interested? Unconference + Ski + Squaw + April 2012 + Beer + Party jet from NYC = Epic. Fill out the survey to help make it happen.
Greg Linch led a 3 pm session in room 4 on applying GitHub (and Git) to news. Andrew Spittle and I collaborated on live Google Doc notes. Here’s Greg’s previous blog post on the topic.
Andrew Nacin and Marc Lavallee led a 2 pm session on advanced WordPress development. It was mostly a free-form conversation about the use of WordPress in newsrooms.
Andrew Spittle and Andrew Nacin led a 1 pm session on lessons to be learned from developing software. Both worked on their college newspapers. Spittle now works for WordPress.com, a service offered by Automattic, and Nacin works on WordPress.org, an open-source software project. Two different types of communities involved: centralized and decentralized.
Window seat on Amtrak 651 Keystone Service to Philadelphia for my third BarCamp NewsInnovation Philly tomorrow. Stoked to hang out with Andrew, Andrew, Marc, Sean, Greg, and everyone else. Michelle arrives tomorrow night after her Yelp event. We’re staying at the Penn View Hotel, and then will enjoy a tourist day on Sunday.
Reflections on Hardly Strictly Young. Concise, well-written summary by Lauren Rabaino. The takeaways are spot on.
When you speak at a journalism conference I want to hear about what the top idea in your mind is. I want to hear about what experiments you are trying, how you are measuring them, and how they are affecting your success. WordCamp and journalism conferences. Ideas, action, measurement, and iteration, all for the win.