ONA DC events


ONADC: The Holiday Party

Event date: Dec. 13, 2014
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Please join us for the annual holiday gathering. There will be plenty of good food and an open bar, plus all your ONADC friends and inevitably enjoyable conversations.

We’re charging $10 to cover costs. Any excess after we pay the bills will be used for the monthly meetup fund. Hope you will be there for the annual* tradition.
We want to hear what worked this year and what we can improve for ONADC in the year ahead. We would love to get more people involved in helping to determine what programs work best, what we can do to make each meetup count, what needs you all are seeing — and how ONA can help. Let’s plan the year ahead!

- Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

* More than four years running, so this meets AP style.

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ONA DC: Josh Korr at Medill

Event date: Nov. 20, 2014
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Join us in November for a conversation with Josh Korr of Viget.

The topic — “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About QA (But Were Afraid to Ask a Dev)” — should be good (and fun) for anyone who works on or has been part of the product development process. Josh has worked with major media brands on all types of testing. He’ll share his insights.

This meetup is $5. Thanks to Medill, as always, for being a good host and providing us with space to meet. Hope to see you on 11.11!

— Your ONADC co-organizers, Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

SCHEDULE

6:00 p.m.— Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 p.m. — Program starts
7:15 p.m. — Program concludes
7:15-7:30 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: Vox at AU

Event date: Oct. 23, 2014
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A conversation with Vox.com editors Melissa Bell and Yuri Victor, sponsored by American University School of Communication

Please join Melissa Bell and Yuri Victor from Vox.com on Thursday, Oct. 23, to discuss the intersection of editorial and technology at their startup, which has quickly become known for its ambitious product launches.
Melissa, a Vox co-founder, editor in chief and senior product manager, and Yuri, senior UX designer, will also talk about the unique culture that has made Vox nimble as it adds more storytelling tools. Unlike many media companies that delegated web publishing to the IT department, Vox has built a platform from the ground up by iterating with bloggers who know how to tell stories and build communities on the web.

Thanks to our friends at the American University School of Communication for providing the lovely meeting space in the renovated McKinley Building that will be fun to see on AU’s campus. The building will be opening for guided tours at 6 p.m. Come early to see the cool digital media space.

Here’s a link to the campus map: http://www.american.edu/aumaps/index.cfm

Attendees are encouraged to take Metro to Tenleytown-AU. A free AU shuttle is available from the station to AU’s main campus at 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

There also is limited parking on campus, in the garage underneath the School of International Service (SIS) building, or the Sports Center garage. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mobile service is fine; if you think you will need WIFI access we’ll send an announcement closer to the event about signing up for guest access ahead of time.

See you in October!

— Tiffany, Matt and Jessica

SCHEDULE

6 p.m. — Opening early for tours
6:30 p.m. — Light refreshments
6:45 p.m.— Program starts
7:30 p.m. — Program concludes
7:30-8 p.m. — More networking; mingling and building tours

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?
We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONA DC August Meetup — Trove

Event date: Aug. 26, 2014
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Trove welcomes ONA members to hear what it takes to move from a traditional newsroom to a tech startup environment.

If you aren’t familiar with Trove, we aggregate news from thousands of sources, allowing readers to create customized news streams on any topic.

In addition the reader-curated “Troves”, readers can also follow verticals curated by a team of editors.

Trove editors bring a wealth of journalism experience in both traditional and digital newsrooms. They will be there to answer your questions about what it is like to work at a tech company and the skills you need.

Trove’s director of engineering can also answer any questions about technical skills journalists should learn.

Feel free to check out Trove online (or visit us in the app store) before the meeting,

Hope to see you there.

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ONADC: Newsweek

Event date: Jun. 16, 2014
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Newsweek Editor-in-Chief Jim Impoco invites members of the ONADC chapter to join him and his DC-based staff for Happy Hour cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. on June 16, at Solly’s Tavern, 1942 11th St NW (11th & U St.) in Washington.

We’ll be discussing the new Newsweek, relaunched with great fanfare at SXSW as well as the recent Somaly Mam cover story (“Somaly Mam: The Holy Saint (and Sinner) of Sex Trafficking“) that lead to the eponymous founder’s resignation last week, and the future of one of the world’s most iconic magazines.

You’ll be joined by the Newsweek team, including writers Pema Levy, Matthew Cooper & SpyTalk columnist Jeff Stein.

We look forward to seeing you!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONA DC: Bonus Meetup: ZURB

Event date: Jun. 4, 2014
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ONADC friends,

Here’s information on a cool product design roadshow coming to D.C. on Wednesday. You can register through Eventbrite. Details follow. Hope you can swing by.

ZURB is taking product design on the road to share our knowledge, experience and stories around the world. Next stop is Washington, D.C., where we’ll be visiting our friends at the Washington Post.
We’ll be hosting a Product Design meetup at the Post with a little help from Hacks/Hackers and the Online News Association.

For more than 16 years, we’ve helped people roll up their sleeves and build product with people firmly in mind. But what does it mean to design for people? What does it take? We’ll chat how we design customer-centric products and share what we’ve learned from working with startups and large companies.

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ONA DC: May Meetup at McClatchy

Event date: May. 28, 2014
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McClatchy has been expanding its Washington offices to better serve its 30+ million readers in 14 states & 29 local communities across the United States. Get a preview of what the team is planning for mobile, video and other new projects. McClatchy editors will also talk about how they avoid “access journalism” while covering politics and national security.

Hope to see you in late May!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:15 p.m.— Light refreshments and drinks
6:45 p.m. — Program starts
7:30 p.m. — Program concludes
7:30-8 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa. Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: BBC

Event date: Apr. 29, 2014
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Please join the team from the U.S. edition of BBC online to learn more about the cross-platform successes — and challenges — the venerable broadcaster has been finding in the digital space.

Team members will share how they have innovated web first video content which is now shaping how the BBC is thinking about news video for television. They will also talk about the role of a public service broadcaster in a competitive commercial environment, and how the digital team competes for and marshals the resources of its global newsgathering operation for the US operation.

Thanks to our friends at Bingham for providing their lovely meeting space (veteran ONADC attendees will recall a successful meetup here when we heard from Homicide Watch D.C.), as well as Claudia Milne and Daniel Nasaw at BBC for shepherding what we know will be an interesting program.

See you in April!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:00 — Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 pm — Program starts
7:15 p.m. — Program concludes
7:15-8 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: Sunlight Foundation data tools

Event date: Mar. 12, 2014
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So, what’s your beat?

Whatever your answer, fear not: The Sunlight Foundation hereby pledges we have a tool that can make your life easier. Join us as we walk through our legislative email alert platforms (that’s state AND federal), political influence tools, real-time trackers and then some.

Love data? Code like a boss? We’ll cover our wide-ranging API catalogue and key you in on some federal data sets you probably don’t know about.

These tools are geared to help any reporter dig deeper into their beat. So whether you’re covering the bustling 2014/2016 election cycles, a burgeoning fracking industry or Justin Bieber, we’ve got you covered.

And thanks once again to Medill for the space to host the event!

— Tiffany, Matt, Jessica and Joey

SCHEDULE

6:00 — Light refreshments and drinks
6:30 pm — Program starts
7 p.m. — Program concludes
7-7:30 p.m. — More networking and mingling

WANT TO HELP?

Volunteer to work the door, photograph or blog the event by emailing Jessica Estepa (jess.estepa@gmail.com). Volunteers receive complimentary entry even if the event sells out.

Have an idea for future ONADC topics, speakers and events? We are always looking for cool suggestions, as well as places to hold meetups. Let us know if you have thoughts about topics or if you want to host!

NOT AN ONA MEMBER YET?

We hope you will consider joining ONA soon. It’s a great organization!

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ONADC: The Deuce

Event date: Feb. 25, 2014
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February is a short month, but it is full of love. As our special valentine to all of you, we present ANOTHER FABULOUS MEETUP, or ONADC February Meetup: Part 2, The Deuce.

I know. We can hardly believe it ourselves. But this is real. This is happening. And you can be there. So without further ado, we give you –

Behind the scenes: How The Washington Post launches major digital projects

New Initiatives in 2014, Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, Managing Editor

Fast Development, Yuri Victor, UX Director

Breaking (Video) News, Phoebe Connelly, Sr. Producer, PostTV

Know more about Know More, Max Ehrenfreund, Reporter, Engagement Team

Black Budget Database, Kat Downs, Graphics Director

How Capital Weather Gang covers a storm, Jason Samenow, Weather Editor

See. We told you we loved you. Do you believe it now?

xoxo,

Tiff, Matt, Jess

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