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We’re back this month for a data viz discussion! Josh Kadis from Alley Interactive will be thinking about the range of emerging tools out there in his talk “Data Visualization for the Real World” — How do we find a balance between ease-of-use vs. powerful data visualization tools for journalists? Josh will look at examples from recent work with media clients and showcase a new data visualization plugin developed for newsrooms.
We hope to see you on Feb. 24!
— Matt, Tiffany and Jessica
About Josh — Josh Kadis runs product development at Alley Interactive and is responsible for bringing Alley’s internally developed technologies and products to market. He advises clients on their long-term product life cycle and helps digital publishers and content producers build modern sites that meet editorial and advertising needs. Prior to Alley Interactive, Josh was senior technologist at Quartz where he led efforts to improve design processes by incorporating site analytics data and A/B testing. He developed Quartz’s custom WordPress API and plugins for editorial, sales and marketing consumers while overseeing the development of Quartz’s Backbone.js web application. Josh began his career at Big Spaceship and has experience in digital strategy and marketing in the bicycle industry.
About Alley — Alley Interactive is a full-service digital agency that designs and builds large-scale content sites for top publishers and leaders in news media. The firm offers strategy, design and development services across the entire digital product development lifecycle.
Headquartered in New York, Alley Interactive has worked with news media brands including The New Republic, the New York Post, Digiday, European Voice, Sportsnet, Fortune, TIME and nonprofits such as The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Alley was the only digital agency honored in the News category of the 2014 Webby Awards for our work on The New Republic. More information is available at alleyinteractive.com or on Twitter.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission, by a vote of three to two, enacted its strongest-ever rules on net neutrality, preserving an open Internet by prohibiting broadband providers from blocking or slowing content that flows across their pipes.