All of the features, functionality, and applications I planned out but never had the time to build.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Quick visual overview of two websites we’ve launched at the CUNY J-School in the last couple of months.
Today’s objectives: building, swimming, sunning, and midnight showing of Harry Potter.
Improvements in Tech website v0.4: Search query highlighting, suggested topics, and improved topical landing pages. The latest round of changes to our Documentation Redux theme. My favorite improvement is the search query highlighting with suggested topics at the top. Try out “final cut” or “wordpress“.
Intro to Data Journalism with Python. Albert’s teaching a Python workshop at the J-School on July 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
tl;dr – I’m leaving CUNY and NYC, and starting a new gig with Automattic’s VIP/media services team at the beginning of August. I’ll be mostly in Oregon for at least two months, but plans are TBD after that.
Data makes the world more visible. At the end of March, I embarked on a personal initiative at the J-School to quantify as many of our processes as possible. My working thesis: if we can generate enough data about a system, and have a framework to understand it, we can be far more effective in […]
I want a support ticketing system where a user can see all open tickets, find other users by expertise, and open a ticket directed towards any user. And not have to open a support ticket to receive instructions on how to use the support ticketing system.
Judy Watson, associate dean at the J-School, asked me last week to pull together relevant usage and performance metrics for work we’re doing on the web. They’ll be a part of an annual report back to CUNY central. I thought it’d be fun to share them here too.