It’s more important than ever for editors and software developers to understand each other and work together effectively. Enter the emerging role of publishing hybrid: editors who can code and coders who understand the editorial mindset. Coding is an increasingly common part of the editorial skillset, even for those who haven’t studied computer science formally. We’ll talk about who these people are, what they do, and how to manage them to keep them happy and productive.
Jon Bruner is a quantitative journalist at O’Reilly, where he writes about anything numbers-related and develops interactive visualizations. He was previously data editor at Forbes Magazine. He earned a B.S. in mathematics and economics at the University of Chicago.
Bruce Upbin is a managing editor at Forbes. He oversees the technology and database-driven editorial teams. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Arizona. He lives in Brooklyn.
Taylor Buley is a technology reporter for Forbes covering Internet infrastructure and Web services. He graduated with a masters in Communication from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on journalism and choice and behavior, respectively. In 2007, he was a Robert Bartley Fellow at the Wall Street Journal. In 2006, he was a Burton Gray memorial intern at Reason magazine. Before that, he interned at the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
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