NYT’s New Developer: She’s a Lady

So the guys responsible for such crowd-pleasing, cutting-edge New York Times Web features as The Guantanamo Docket, Health Care Conversations, Represent, and the resurrected-last-night Word Train feature…will no longer be just guys. Yep: the paper’s acclaimed, ten-person-strong interactive news technologies team has finally hired itself a Lady.

Jacqui Maher, the New York Observer reports, a Queens native, studied math and philosophy at NYU before earning her Web developer chops at sites like Friendster, Hearst’s Interactive Studios (now defunct), and Live Nation. But: “I think she genuinely loves The Times,” interactive news editor Aron Pilhofer told the Observer of his new hire, citing the “serious issue” that is the dearth of ladyfolk in the world of Web development. “We are extraordinary lucky to have her working for us.”

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.