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.
Jack: Promoting openness, innovation & opportunity on the Web...that’s a nice little manifesto you’ve got, Mozilla.
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.
WE MADE A THING
Our projects, manifest
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 Health, Criminal Justice, Education, Politics, Business, Transportation, and the Military. You can check out their Amazon Pricingdata set for free; 6973 listings of 250 best-selling products on Amazon were examined!
GET A JOB
Good jobs with good people
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!
SOME OTHER STUFF
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.