A team of four Labbers is attending the BBC Digital Taster Event in Middlesbrough this week, where we’ll be running a workshop on building web applications for students ages 13-19. Here is Rob Cochran’s introduction to the technologies we use for rapid prototyping.
Conversational user-interfaces and private messaging services are two big trends in online news. Labber Tom Maslen introduces two trials — one on BBC News article pages and one on Facebook Messenger — that explore how our readers might want to interact with conversational journalism formats.
We kicked off February by hosting a Transcriptor #newsHACK to explore the use of machine-assisted transcription technologies with BBC Connected Studio. Eleven teams of journalists and developers from across the UK and Europe participated. Here's what they built, what we learnt and where we hope to go from here.