Mise en Place: What a restaurant kitchen can teach us about deadline coding

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Jeremy Bowers of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 7 at 4:30pm
  • Location: International 6-7
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Jeremy Bowers, The New York Times

A restaurant kitchen is a pressure cooker, not unlike a newsroom. By following the tenets of Escoffier's "Brigade de Cuisine," we can bring order to the chaos that is programming on a deadline. Elements include: Menu construction and story pitches; the "Tailler" and prototyping; mise en place and tools/automation; farms and markets and making your own data sets. As a bonus, we might also do: Barbecue and long-form; baking and precision journalism; pickles/smoking and cache/performance under load.

Speaker Bios

  • Jeremy Bowers is the Senior Editor for News Applications on the Interactive News desk of The New York Times, leading a team of developers with a broad mandate to combine coding skills with journalistic sensibilities. Previously, Jeremy was a news applications developer for NPR Visuals, a senior software engineer at the Washington Post, and a news technologist at the St. Petersburg Times, where he worked on the Pulitzer prize-winning PolitiFact.

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