Affiliation:Quartz; The New York Times; The Associated Press; NPR
Software developers have spent a great deal of time and effort honing workflows that make their work easier, especially when they work in teams. Many of these best practices have been codified in the principles of Agile software development. Data reporters generally lack a shared set of conventions and practices, and that lack can make it tricky to share work and collaborate. This session will bring together news apps developers and reporters specializing in data-driven journalism to discuss what an agile workflow would look like on the reporting side. From iteration planning to time boxing to the DRY principle, we'll wring some sense from the buzz words and see which ones might make the work of data analysis more productive, more predictable and more fun.