Not Invented Here syndrome (NIH) is the guilty pleasure that tempts engineering teams into creating bespoke approaches to problems that have already been solved. Even having your eyes opened to the temptation doesn’t immunize you from it. So, how do you know whether a bespoke solution warrants the effort or if it’s just plain hubris?
This Sunday marks our third year sponsoring the Awesomest Journalism Party. Ever. We’ll be enjoying tacos and one epic avocado bar in Austin, Texas with journalists and media professionals in town to attend this year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival.
Other hosts for the event include Hacks/Hackers, the Knight Foundation, WordPress.com, Fusion, The Associated Press and Online News Association (ONA). Alley’s Chief Strategy Officer Brad Campeau-Laurion and Principal Software Developer Jake Foster will join me at the event. Swing by and say hello!
The party starts at 5 and goes until 8 at the Palm Door on Sixth Street. See you there!