Team MAGIC, or “The Magicians” (as they are known within Alley) found themselves with a rare opportunity to link their in-person retreat with the American Alliance of Museums yearly conference in New Orleans. Team Magic has worked on many museum projects and a few members of the team were speaking at the conference last year. So, instead of choosing a random city somewhere in the continental United States of America, the Magicians set their sites on the birthplace of jazz.
Earlier in the year, Alley Interactive rebuilt and launched The New Republic, resulting in over 100 million pageviews on launch day.
As part of the site rebuild, the team created and implemented a number of user-experience improvements notably spoken-word versions of articles and a Read Later feature, which allows a reader to return to a position on the page across devices.
— Alley Interactive (@alleydev) October 19, 2013
Presenting in the Development & Performance track, Drew will dive into:
1. How the Read Later feature was built