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What’s In a (Strategic) Name?


Why A Name Matters My team just changed our name from the Platform Team to the Engineering Team. We did this after our new editor-in-chief asked us to reflect on what we wanted to be called, and on how our tech team was different from the other tech team, and on what it was that

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Data Philosophy: A Day in the Life of a Tech Newsroom


“What makes a Muppet, a Muppet?” wondered our designer. He’d made a prototype illustration, but wasn’t happy with it — he didn’t feel it was immediately recognizable as a Muppet. He’d come to the tech area for input, and we were happy to oblige. We analyzed the hell out of the visual ontology of Muppetdom.

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Classics In The Wild


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Earlier this week, someone asked Twitter about the plural of ethos, rightly suspecting the Apple dictionary wasn’t up to snuff. .@JoeYerardi i'm gonna punt for "philosophies", since i don't know greek noun declension. — Ted Han (@knowtheory) July 18, 2013 I told him (it’s ethea), and promptly had a flashback. I mean, it used to be my actual

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How We Built a (Fun) Voting App


At the beginning of May, the Texas Tribune tech team met with editors and reporters to plan a rate-your-legislator app that would feel more like a game than a political poll. The game was released on May 27 and taken offline the next day after polling ended. Our team recounts how they made it happen.

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Artifact Conference Highlights


This week a few Trib nerds attended the first annual Artifact Conference, held at Austin’s very own Alamo Drafthouse. While we can’t give you the live experience – particularly those Mexican Vanilla milkshakes – I thought it would be nice to share what we learned from this awesome conference. The Best Process Is….? Jennifer Robbins’s

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