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Building Software for Millenials with Anthony Sessa

Building Software for Millenials with Anthony Sessa

“Millenials deeply care about software, in the sense where if something doesn’t work as it should, it’s forgotten immediately – if you build an app and there are bugs, you’re done.”
Mic.com is a media company focused on news for millennials. Anthony Sessa is the VP of product at Mic.com, and he joins us to talk about the engineering of a modern news organization tailored to young people. We discuss data engineering, frontend technologies, and how to migrate away from WordPress. We also explore how to build a successful media company today, and how millennials want to consume news and software.
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To what degree is Mic a technology company?
What were the technological issues with Wordpress and why could you not build Mic using the platform?
Why do millennials seem to prefer the “append-only” style of news, which has less of an emphasis on fact checking?
How do the different teams within Mic including journalists and technologists work together?
What are the toughest enginee

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