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Thursday, April 20 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm
What newsrooms can learn from Pokemon Go

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Before you could catch 'em all, developer Jeff "Bo" Boghosian had to code 'em all. In this session, one of Niantic Labs’ lead developers will discuss the evolution of the startup from Google spinoff to creators of the most-downloaded app of 2016. Boghosian will also talk about what it takes to innovate, how augmented reality is changing the game of gamification and what newsrooms can learn from Pokemon Go.

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Joey Marburger

Director of Product, The Washington Post
Joey Marburger was labeled as The Washington Post's punk rock star by Digiday for the work he's accomplished as Director of Product. During his time at The Post, there has been immense growth which Columbia Journalism Review called a 'revolution.'Marburger leads a team of product designers in the newsroom overseeing the development and design of digital products such as washingtonpost.com, Android and iOS apps, distributed news, and a variety of other platforms. He has been at The Post for more than six years, moving from Mobi... Read More →

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Bo Boghosian

Senior software engineer, Niantic
Boghosian is a software engineer in San Francisco. If you’ve not heard of Niantic, you probably have heard of its marquee product — Pokemon Go. Boghosian was one of the lead engineers on the most downloaded app of 2016, and jokes that it’s his job to place Pokemon throughout... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT
Carolina A+C Sheraton Charlotte, 555 South McDowell St, S Tower, Charlotte, NC 28204