Maybe you've used pre-packaged vendor tools to create digital news presentations, but you aren't quite ready to tackle full-stack programming, database management and server setup.
Maybe you're hoping reporters will learn how keeping structured data about their beat can benefit the organization.
Or maybe you're looking for a tool that help organize/display information when that breaking news event happens.
The workshop/panel/interactive/session proposes to:
Some examples of work done with Tabletop.js, Handlebars.js or both.
Mother Jones: You Might Be the 47 Percent If: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/charts-47-percent-romney-tax-data
MoJo's Eco-Doom Headline Generator: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2012/12/mother-jones-fake-headline-generator
Mother Jones: Our list of mass shooting victims in 2012: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-victims-2012
Blog Post: Behind The Story: Mother Jones and the 47 percent: http://www.ire.org/blog/on-the-road/2012/09/21/behind-story-mother-jones-and-47-percent/
Blog Post: Some Thoughts After a Couple Months With Tabletop and Handlebars: http://blog.chrislkeller.com/some-thoughts-after-a-couple-months-with-tabl/
Mother Jones: Make a news quiz with Tabletop.js: http://motherjones.github.io/newsquiz/index-basic.html
SCPR: The search for Christopher Dorner http://projects.scpr.org/static/timelines/christopher-dorner-timeline/
Mother Jones: "Choose Your Own Adventure" style presentations: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/05/citizens-united-amendment-flowchart
Texas Tribune: "Choose Your Own Adventure" style presentations: http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/interactive-should-texas-expand-medicaid/
Texas Tribune: Whom Do Lawmakers Support in House Speaker Faceoff? http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/house-speaker-rep-pledges/
Texas Tribune: Tracking Texas' Gun Legislation http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/track-83rd-gun-bills/
Texas Tribune: Sequester Cuts by State http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/texas-sequester-cuts/
SCPR: #DearMayor: What should LA's new mayor work on first? http://projects.scpr.org/static/interactives/la-mayors-race/dear-mayor/
Blog Post: Tabletop.js to searchable datatable: http://projects.chrislkeller.com/demos/tabletop_to_datatables
Blog Post: Why I love Tabletop.js but don't use it in production https://gist.github.com/jsvine/3295633
How does your submission contribute to the diversity of conference programming?
This panel/workshop/session will offer an intro to a middle ground for folks who have used pre-packaged vendor tools for creating web presentations, yet aren't ready to tackle full-stack programming, database management and server setup.
This group wants to make creative, dynamic -- and of course newsworthy -- interactive projects, and tabletop.js and handlebars.js can help them do that.