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?
Members of the Alley team spent much of last week in Los Angeles learning from some of the most outspoken voices in digital news during this year’s Online News Association’s 2015 conference. We were sponsors for ONA Midway, joining organizations such as Knight Foundation and Twitter in showcasing new tools for journalists.
Alley Interactive’s Director of Product Development Josh Kadis presented during the Solving for News: Real World Lessons from News Startups panel. You can see slides from his panel here:
— Artur Gurău (@gooroo) September 25, 2015
We also hosted a dinner at Hinoki and the Bird with our friends at WordPress VIP. Check out the menu!
Congratulations to Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, who won The Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, Medium for The Dark Side of the Strawberry at Saturday night’s 2015 Online Journalism Awards. We are proud to have helped them launch Reveal earlier this year.
Special thanks to Online News Association’s Digital Director Trevor Knoblich, Senior Manager of Partnerships Jessica Strelitz and Midway Producer Christine Johnson. Looking forward to ONA16 in Denver!