Nerd Alert 92: If you want to view paradise…


What we're pondering this week.

  Adam: A reminder that while popups are bad for anyone, they’re especially bad for the blind.

  Ben: When you don’t know what to name a project, try cantrip.

  Gabe: Illustrator Juan Diaz-Faes has patterns for Harvard Business Review that showcase spectacular line work.

  Jack: Promoting openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web...that’s a nice little manifesto you’ve got, Mozilla.

  Julia: The evolving landscape of interactive graphics: Interactivity (for its own sake) doesn't workStorytelling can be effective. Personalization may improve engagement.

  RC: If you’re working with the WordPress customizer and wish you could hide some of the default items, Weston Reuter from XWP has written a plugin for you that creates a customizer blank slate.

  Inndy: Mom, can we get a dog?



Our projects, manifest

Julia Smith (INN), Fernando Diaz (Reveal) and Susan Smith Richardson (Chicago Reporter) talk about planning and executing data projects at #INNproduct in Chicago
Julia Smith (INN), Fernando Diaz (Reveal) and Susan Smith Richardson (Chicago Reporter) talk about planning and executing data projects at #INNproduct in Chicago

Missed our #INNProduct workshop in Chicago last week? We got you covered. Adam Schweigert has a rundown on all the sessions and resources speakers shared for the folks who weren't able to join us. Topics include budgeting for tech products, planning and executing successful data projects, and recruiting talent without an HR Department.



Work we admire by our journalism peers


INN member ProPublica relaunched its Data Store, where you can purchase data sets about HealthCriminal JusticeEducationPoliticsBusinessTransportation, and the Military. You can check out their Amazon Pricingdata set for free; 6973 listings of 250 best-selling products on Amazon were examined!

The Sunlight Foundation's TransparencyCamp 2016 will be going on next week Oct. 14-15 in Cleveland. Don't forget to register here.



Good jobs with good people

INN is hiring a program director and an operations manager.

Investigative Reporters & Editors is hiring a director of data services.

VTDigger is hiring an administrative assistant.

If you're looking for general jobs in nonprofit news, the main INN newsletter had 30 job openings this week. Check it out and sign up here if you'd like to get that in your inbox every week. Receiving two newsletters from INN is twice as good as one!



Gather ye rosebuds

READ: Embrace the mess.

WATCH/LISTEN: "Pure Imagination" on a pipe organ.

EAT: Cholera. It’s a type of savory cake!

DRINK: Coffee. Let us know how this recipe turns out; we are extremely interested.

Go out and explore.