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Fall Event Roundup

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Well, we’ve been busy. Over the past 2.5 months, we’ve attended, sponsored, or exhibited at seven different events! We’re still recovering from all that travel but we wanted to share with you a bit about each! August 17-19 – WordCamp for Publishers – Denver, CO In August, almost 200 attendees gathered at the Digital First […]

Margaret Schneider Promoted to Director of Editorial Projects

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We are excited to announce Margaret Schneider’s promotion to Director of Editorial Projects. This role will take advantage of Margaret’s years of experience in journalism and technology, as well as her abiding passion for the media. In her new role, she will focus on editorial training and research for our clients, as well as some […]

Jake Foster Promoted to Senior Digital Strategist

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We are proud to announce that Jake Foster has been promoted to Senior Digital Strategist. He will continue to handle client projects as a Directly Responsible Individual (DRI) and Principal Developer, as well as take on additional duties that will evolve with this new role. Digital Strategists exist at Alley to aid clients in their […]

Code Review: Why it matters

By Megan McCarthy

Alley Interactive partner and chief strategy officer Brad Campeau-Laurion recently spoke at LoopConf about Alley’s internal code review process. Brad explained how Alley’s company-wide code review mandate helps boost collaboration within the development team while also ensuring high standards and quality control for all projects.

Alley’s 2016 by the numbers

By Megan McCarthy

2016 was an exciting and productive year for Alley Interactive. Here’s a look back at some of the milestones we passed in the past 12 months.

Ad blockers and the myth of “good UX”

By Josh Kadis

Consider a hammer. You don’t have to think about where to hold it, or which part is supposed to strike the nail. It’s not a perfect device — you might still whack your thumb — but it’s pretty intuitive.

Replatforming People.com

By Megan McCarthy

Earlier this year, Time Inc. started the process to migrate People.com from three separate content management systems into one consolidated site, hosted by WordPress.com VIP. A team at Alley lead by Partner and Chief Strategy Officer Brad Campeau-Laurion and Director of WordPress Platform Services Tom Harrigan has directed that effort since March.

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