Ivar Vong is all about avoiding frustrating and tedious tasks. And since he started as director of technology at The Marshall Project in June, he’s been focused on saving his co-workers a lot of time in little ways.
“I’m very interested in workflow,” Vong said. “Building tools that are efficient, especially for things that we do a lot, say publishing a post — that’s really important to try to get as good as possible.”
When he was brought aboard, Vong began talking with managing editor Gabriel Dance about what kind of website they wanted to build. He and Dance wanted The Marshall Project to be flexible, to grow to meet the changing trends and demands of the news business. And that meant building something new. Read more