News Nerd Census
It seems like news developers/journocoders folks have pretty diverse backgrounds, but despite that, a lot of journalists/students seem to be under the impression that they don't have the right background to become one. But that's just anecdotal - hard data or bust, right?
"Do I count as a news nerd?"
If you're unsure, you should fill this out. Don't overthink it. What I mean by news nerd is: person who does journalistic stuff that involves code. This means developers, interactive dataviz people, UX designers, data journalists, civic hackers, and anyone else who is a bit NICARious.
All questions are optional.
What did you study in school?
Major, minor, focus, etc. Interpret however you want.
Computer science (or similar)
Journalism (or similar)
How long have you been a news developer-ish person? (in years)
Before you became a news developer-ish person, what were you doing?
N/A, I sprang from Zeus's forehead fully formed as a news developer
How long ago did you start learning to code? (in years)
How old were you when you started learning to code? (in years)
Around what percentage of your job involves coding?
What kind of organization do you work for?
A civic/public interest organization
A technology company
Your name (extra optional)
Where you work (extra optional)
Twitter username (extra optional)
Other comments, or ASCII art
OK to include your responses in a public list?
(If unchecked, I'll assume "No")
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