January meetup — Washington Post inspiration

We'll start the new year with a look at some of The Washington Post's most interesting digital initiatives that began in 2012 — and some hints at what's to come in 2013. Designers, editors and others from across the newsroom will present quick, five-minute lightning talks on:

  • WordPress as a platform (Yuri Victor)
  • Liveblogging (Melissa Bell)
  • The Grid - a live events and curation platform (Joey Marburger)
  • Run - a visual journey through the election (Terri Rupar)
  • Video strategy and new platforms (Natasha Rudnick)
  • Revamping the mobile web (Julia Beizer)
  • Say What speech video and annotated transcript viewer (Kat Downs)
  • Interactives in the Capitol Assets investigation (Wilson Andrews)

 

The $5 entry fee covers only you. If you want a +1, please have that person sign up on her/his own and pay. We have had too many no shows recently and must adhere to this policy (no exceptions). Burned once, ouch. Burned twice, we're just fire-starters. No one wants that.

Thanks, lovelies. See you in January!

— Tiff and Matt

 

 

 

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  • Andrea K.

    Dang! I tried to jump on one of the extra spaces, and all I ended up doing was pushing myself FARTHER down on the wait list. I was #17; now I'm #55. Arrhhh!

    February 12, 2013

  • Yuri V.

    In case you missed it: Here are the notes from my lightning presentation on WordPress as a platform http://yurivictor.com/2013/01/09/why-the-washington-post-uses-wordpress/ Also, the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/yurivictor1/onadc-why-the-washington-post-uses-wordpress

    2 · January 9, 2013

    • George L.

      Thanks, Yuri. As someone who shares your view that less is more (we use Silver Stripe to manage 7 global sites), I somehow believed that WordPress was actually less than less. You convinced me to give it a test drive. Thanks.

      January 9, 2013

  • David J.

    great!

    January 9, 2013

  • Greg L.

    Thanks, Yuri! Highlights from all the lightning talks are collected here:

    http://bit.ly/ONADCwapo0113

    2 · January 9, 2013

  • Allen S.

    Interesting presentations. Should be nonalcoholic beverages though for those who don't drink alcohol for health reasons.

    2 · January 9, 2013

    • Matt M.

      Agreed. We usually do have non-alcoholic beverages at ONADC meetups. We'll correct the oversight in February.

      1 · January 9, 2013

  • Matthew R.

    Thank you WaPo and ONADC! Your work is inspiring.

    1 · January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a fantastic, high energy event that got me excited about the future of digital news platforms and new ways of telling stories. Everyone I spoke with was helpful, positive and full of interesting ideas. Certainly an evening well spent.

    2 · January 9, 2013

  • Becky P.

    Great variety of excellent lightning talks. Thank you for sharing insights into exciting projects!

    1 · January 8, 2013

  • Natalie D.

    Hi everyone, I can't make it tonight. I have a doctors appointment that has been pushed back. Absolutely can't miss it. :( Anyone want to take my place? The 5 bucks on me.

    January 8, 2013

    • Doug M.

      Young lady who just moved to DC named Jaynie Parrish can take your place. She'll owe you a beer. Matt, can you work that?

      January 8, 2013

    • Matt M.

      Cool with us, Doug. Thanks, Natalie!

      January 8, 2013

  • Matt N.

    Hello —I'm working with a crop of interns who just started working. A couple of them were wondering if they could attend tonight. I looked at some of the other messages and I wasn't sure if there were any spots left. Is it possible for them to still come and pay online or at the door? Thanks!

    January 8, 2013

    • Matt M.

      Yes. They can pay at the door. Please bring them!

      January 8, 2013

    • Matt N.

      Thanks! Much appreciated!

      January 8, 2013

  • Aaron M.

    I am also going to be unable to attend tonight -- hosts, is there a wait list? If so, the next person in line should take my seat. Hopefully I'll be able to catch the next meetup.

    January 8, 2013

  • Alexis J.

    Will the speaking portion of this event start at 6:30? Or is there a "cocktail hour" time before the official presentations? How long are the presentations expected to last? Thanks

    January 8, 2013

    • Matt M.

      We are expecting cocktails from 6:30-7, with a start of presentations at the top of the hour. We should go no longer than one hour for the brief starter remarks and the lighting talks (schedule above). Hope that helps!

      January 8, 2013

  • Susan

    I am going to be driving since I have a sprained ankle. Does anyone have leads on parking garages close to the Post? Also will we be sitting at the presentation?

    January 8, 2013

    • Nicole M.

      Thanks, Greg

      January 8, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks Greg.

      January 8, 2013

  • Deb A.

    Still on the wait list... Hoping a spot will open up so I can carpool with some Richmond teammates to the meetup.

    January 7, 2013

    • Matt M.

      Deb: I will go in and manually move you to attending. Can you pay the $5 fee after I do that? Thanks!

      January 7, 2013

    • Deb A.

      Thanks much, Matt. Sent my RSVP and paid thru Amazon. Easy as pie.

      January 7, 2013

  • Matt M.

    As soon as you say you want to attend, Ole, a payment link comes up. I just did it myself and paid. Please email me if you have issues after trying to submit payment.

    December 19, 2012

    • Ole O.

      Thanks Matt! It did not work on the Meetup App on my iPhone, but it worked on the web version.

      1 · December 19, 2012

  • Ole O.

    Is there any way to put a (payment)ink on the MeetUp site to the actual sign up?

    December 19, 2012

Your organizer's refund policy for January meetup — Washington Post inspiration

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 2 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: You must cancel 48 hours in advance for a refund. Otherwise, your $5 goes toward the #ONADC meetup fund. Many thanks.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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