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A screenshot of Mitt Romney's Iowa stump speech, with a Pop-Up Politics bubble animated in.
January 2, 2012 A behind-the-scenes look at how our new stump speech series, Pop-Up Politics, got started here at NPR, why we thought it was worth doing, and a preview of the additional animations to come.
October 14, 2011 Inspired by old-school skunkworks, Google's 20-percent-time policy and, most directly, RSA's animation of a talk by Dan Pink about employee motivation, NPR Digital Media staff members recently jumped into Serendipity Days for the second time.
August 26, 2011 An inside look at production support at NPR.org.
December 29, 2010 Think you have the gray matter and geekiness to make it as a member of NPR's Digital Media team? Play this game and find out!
September 9, 2010 The network of blogs from 12 member stations launched this week. It's designed to strengthen the role public media plays in local journalism.
August 11, 2010 In the coming weeks we’re planning to adjust our story tools at the top of the story pages, and we'd like your input!
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Our Jira configuration is way less messy than what is going into this handmade sausage, and the details won't gross you out.
February 3, 2010 For those of you gung ho to get your geek on (and I mean that in the nicest possible way), this post is designed to give you the skinny on some of our basic Jira configurations. Not much philosophizing, but chock full of grainy-detailed goodness.
The Marine Iguana, while adept at foraging in water, would probably make a poor issue tracker.
January 5, 2010 When we looked at what we needed to succeed with our culture and evolving development process, Bugzilla was like Matthew Broderick, CGI-slick, prettied-up, simplified sci-fi. We needed old skool, hard core, eat-the-train-cars-and-stomp-on-the-citi...
October 8, 2009 This post is the first in a series explaining the challenges we face in managing work requests, bug tracking and other operational processes. Specifically, I'll cover Jira, the tool that we selected to help with these challenges, as well as the wa...
July 31, 2009 As the NPR.org team began the redesign project we discovered we needed to change many of our processes and tools to accomplish the project.
July 27, 2009 NPR.org recently launched a redesigned website and other changes. We'll start by reviewing the goals and will continue onto other technical aspects of the redesign.
February 13, 2009
As follow up from my post back in November there are a number of events upcoming to hear and meet with folks from NPR Digital Media first hand.
Feb. 19-21 - IMA Public Media 09
For those in Public Broadcasting family we hope to see you next...
January 11, 2009 When we first launched the NPR Community on September 28 of last year, we wondered how long it would take for us to reach 50,000 registered users, and a number of us figured it would take at least six months to reach that goal.
It turns out we we...
July 21, 2008 It's time for us to brainstorm some questions for an FAQ about the API.
July 7, 2008 On behalf of the NPR Digital Media team, we'd like to welcome you to Inside NPR.org, a new blog that will serve as our official headquarters for new features and services we're developing for the NPR Web
July 7, 2008 Here's a quick rundown of the discussion rules for the blog.
July 7, 2008 Everything you wanted to know about the Inside NPR.org blog but were afraid to ask.
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