We're asked about our design all the time - usually in an incredibly kind way full of high fives and “how’d you do that?!”s but sometimes in a “ugh, did you even think about talking to a customer??” kind of way. So, we decided to give you a week-long deep dive into our design process in this “Designing Data” series. Stay tuned every day this week for a next step in our design process - and let us know what you think about every one of them.
Today, we had the most fun, rewarding, inspiring day at the Chartbase in...well...maybe ever. We invited five young ladies from The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria to join us for a job shadowing day that the school runs for their sophomores. tech sector continues to blow up in NYC and all over the country/world....we're not teaching it (at least not consistently) anywhere. Which completely blows my mind. The Young Women's Leadership Schools are doing an amazing job, actually. We learned that these gals had classes on social media available to them and a bunch of them had Tumblr blogs of their own. But still none of these girls knew what coding was. So we started there with our day. We decided to walk them through some of the basics of what it takes to build a startup:
- Identify a problem
- Know your audience
- Have a simple idea
- Work with smart people to build a solution
- Market that solution
- Learn from your users and iterate
Tony chatted with Sarah Marshall of Journalism.co.uk about the role of analytics in the newsroom. They talked about everything from uncovering hidden interest points in lesser-known players during the NFL draft and Glenn Beck using online audience interests to inform his radio and TV content to the fear of the "tyranny of the popular" in the newsroom and how being great journalist is just like being a great parent. Have a listen to it all, and let us know how you think data has impacted how you create and consume the news.
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