After the class at FCSH on April 22nd, professor Rute Costa praised the event to her colleagues. Some students did not attend the first class because of scheduling conflicts, so Rute asked us to go back for a second class. We set a new date. Unfortunately, Rui Diogo Serra could ...read more
Carlos Costa challenged me to give a class on the importance of technical writing to his students of Software Engineering. However, he warned me that these students preferred technical topics and might despise management topics, for example. In the end, I decided to approach this class by recounting 21 of ...read more
Looking back at what Technical Writers @ Lisbon has achieved in the last two years, we surprised ourselves with the interest and quality of the presentations at our formal events. However, only a handful of people attended each presentation, and few people attended all of them.
Professor Rute Costa accepted our ...read more
Twelve people attended the informal meeting at the bar “39 degraus” (29 steps) at Cinemateca Portuguesa.
The first person arrived before 18h00, but the conversation started shortly after 18h10. People kept arriving as late at 20h00. Eleven people stayed for dinner, mostly with a choice of burgers or fresh pasta ...read more
The five minutes of presentation by the CódigoPro team were based on the seven slides below. I added the main points made on each slide.
- Traditional business model
Since I knew that most people in the room did not know CódigoPro, I spent precious minutes explaining the strengths of their ...
Although all past projects are hosted at the community site of the Global Editors Network, you need an account to download all the information and to contact the authors.
- Público, Contextualizando (winner):
- A tool for newsrooms, enabling syndication of news related to breaking stories. Source newsrooms (for example, Público in ...
Pedro Lomba, Secretary of State, visited the EditorsLab on Friday morning. Pedro has the curiously long title of “Adjunct Secretary of State of the Adjunct Minister for Regional Development”.
Pedro publicly stated his enthusiasm for technology. He believes that journalism is not over, because individual creativity is not over.
Ricardo Lafuente of Journalism++ talked about data journalism. He talked Thursday at 15:30, in Portuguese.
Ricardo started by recalling that, in 2013, the New York Times interactive had 18 journalists and 30 graphical designers. If we have less money than them, we must remain frugal.
- Use free ...
Google was represented at EditorsLab by Luis Collado, the head of Google Books and Google News for Spain and Portugal. He talked Thursday at 10:30.
Luis started his presentation with two very strong ideas. First, that Google believes in the value of information, which is the base of a ...read more
In the words of Evangeline de Bourgoing (the program manager), the goal of EditorsLab is to build innovative prototypes, to encourage innovation in the newsroom, and to encourage collaboration between the journalist, the designer and the developers, that are not as used to work together.
- The Global Editors Network is ...
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