Author: Amanda

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It’s Not a Hacakthon! The Texas Turnout News Event


Note: When I first started to arrange this event in June, I was working as the Director of Technology at the Texas Tribune. I departed that post at the end of July. The event was on August 26-28, and I wanted to keep helping out because I was so excited. These are my personal thoughts

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Why I Didn’t Post For a Long Time, Part 2


One of the things I wanted to do on my break was consolidate my web presence. Meaning, I’ve had a few sites over the years, and I want to pick just one domain and have that be the only thing I have to worry about and redirect everything else. I picked this domain, obviously. Then

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Why I Didn’t Post For A Long Time


If you look at the posting dates, you’ll see that there was about a two year gap previous to these last few posts. The reason I didn’t post was plain and simple¬†aporia. No, I’m not going to link to Wikipedia. Yes, it is a¬†fancy Greek philosophical word, meaning at its root “no way to go”

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What I Learned From My First Content Conference


I went to Confab Central last week and had a blast. After years of going to tech and news tech conferences, it was my first ever content conference, so I thought I’d make a list of what I learned. All the Content Ladies I don’t know what the official numbers are, but women were definitely

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