NBC News - Live Blogging platform

Product Development / UX / Web Development

While working at NBC News, in the middle of 2015 I proposed that NBC News builds a live blogging platform in preparation for 2016 elections. After certain approvals and prep work, I was put in charge of communicating between multiple teams to build this product. We launched the live blogging platform in early 2016 and it was a huge success right off the bat and remained a big driver of user engagement and as a result, revenue. The code that I wrote along with the senior developer on my team is still powering live blogs on NBC News as of Jan 2019.

The work that I have done to make this product:

  • Study the way journalists add and edit content
  • Develop a full stack framework for widgets (“cards”) in the liveblog
  • Implement analytics and ad delivery
  • Performance testing and optimizations
  • Work with Analytics, Ads, CMS Teams

Technologies used:

  • Node.js
  • Backbone.js
  • Vanilla JS
  • CSS / SASS
  • Handlebars
  • jQuery

Read more about my work at NBCNews



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