Product Development: Roundup of a Maker Week For Employees at the New York Times
From Times Open:
Maker Week is an annual event that gives New York Times employees from Design, Product, Project, Marketing and Technology the freedom to envision, design and develop creative new products. It is meant to encourage employees to come together to think through challenges, form cross-functional teams and explore ideas. We held this year’s event in late July. Here is a roundup of some of the projects that came from the event.
Maker Week Projects/Products Discussed in the Article
- Diversity Website & Database
- Highlighter: Mark your favorite passages to share, comment, or ask questions
- Magic Mail
- Newspaper Upcycling Project
- NYT Alert Bot
- “Overlooked” Obituary Gender Diversity Dashboard
- Package Mapper
About Gary Price
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