Bridging the developer/journalist gap

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Anthony DeBarros of The Wall Street Journal; Maureen Linke of The Associated Press; Chrys Wu of Matchstrike LLC
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 8-9
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

What are the values that drive coders and non-coders in news organizations? How can we bring these sometimes disparate tribes together to serve our common goal -- telling great stories?

Speaker Bios

  • Anthony DeBarros is Data News Editor in the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Wall Street Journal, covering trade, politics, the economy and demographics. Before joining the WSJ, Anthony spent more than 25 years with Gannett, including 15 as a data journalist at USA TODAY. He also led product development for DocumentCloud. Last year, No Starch Press published his first book, “Practical SQL: A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling with Data.”

  • Maureen is a developer at the Associated Press where she builds interactive graphics and data visualizations. Prior to joining AP, Linke worked for USA TODAY and Gannett Digital as a reporter, producer and ultimately developer. Her experience ranges from coding up news apps and data visualizations, to number crunching and reporting.

  • Over the course of an intrepid career, Chrys Wu, a.k.a. MacDiva, has been a journalist, strategist, coder and consigliere to news media, tech companies, non-profits and foundations, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NPR and its affiliates, DataKind, The Knight Foundation and The Gates Foundation. She works at the intersection of communication, design and technology, solving problems for people at scale. @MacDiva

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