Slides from the "Infect the CMS" talk at NICAR 2013
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Problem Statement (5 mins)

  • The inherent conflict between a Box of Words and Database projects
  • Invisibility to rest of CMS
  • Confusion for UX

Faking It (10 mins)

  • IFrames and included snippets
  • Staying in sync with site (or keeping old look unbroken)
  • Javascript library conflicts? (how many versions of Jquery do you want?)

Infecting the CMS (10 mins)

  • Making embeddable content
  • Reskinning pages for other locations
  • Analytics for remote pieces
  • Spreading through social media
  • Targeting CMS services like search, section fronts

Wringing Data from the CMS (10 mins)

  • Tagging stories in the CMS to share in applications
  • Embedding data within content produced by the CMS
  • Republishing Issues

CMS-as-Admin and other Workflows (10 mins)

  • Reporters work in app admin
  • Reporters work in CMS, imported by Admin
  • Reporters work in Google Spreadsheets